Washington, DC

“Dear PoPville,

I guess it’s a good PSA more than anything…

Last Thursday I was one of several people robbed at the Shell Station at 12th and Otis St NE in Brookland. I unlocked my car to switch credit cards, since the one I was planning on using was not able to be read. Unbeknownst to me, a kid had snuck around my passenger side and opened the door, such that it was not able to be locked again. When I finished pumping gas and went to get in, the kid was inside my car, with my purse in his hands, rifling through other things in the car to take. In addition to my purse, he got my car/house keys, iPhone and my wallet with my ID containing my address. I stupidly chased the kid but he got into a waiting black, Mercedes crossover with MD temp tags and they sped north on 12th St NE. About 10 minutes after the theft, I started getting fraud calls to my Apple watch from the Walmart on Riggs Road. They were able to make about $4000 in purchases between all of my cards in my wallet. Read More


1921 8th Street, NW via Gogi Yogi

Lots of folks wrote in about shots fired (scroll to bottom of link) in Shaw on Sunday around 7pm. I missed the following from Gogi Yogi:

“Normally we post things that are fun or yummy, but tonight it is of the stray bullet that hit Gogi Yogi. Fortunately, no one was hurt this time, but the trend of criminality & lawlessness in Shaw is destroying businesses and lives. Read More


via MPD

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Third District announce an arrest has been made in reference to an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Machete) offense that occurred on Saturday, June 12, 2021, in the 500 block of Florida Avenue, Northwest.

At approximately 3:00 pm, the suspect approached the victim at the listed location. The suspect brandished a machete and threatened to stab the victim. The suspect then made derogatory comments towards the victim and fled the scene. No injuries were reported.

On Sunday, June 13, 2021, a 13 year-old juvenile male, of Northwest, DC, was arrested and charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Machete). Read More


14th and P St, NW photo by Petty Davis

Thanks to Petty for sending around 3:43am: “Someone crashed their car into the bus stop at 14/P NW”

Update from MPD: “Detectives with the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Investigations Unit announce an arrest has been made in a traffic fatality involving a single vehicle and a pedestrian that occurred on Sunday, June 13, 2021, in the 1500 block of 14th Street, Northwest.

At approximately 3:14 am, a Honda Civic mounted the ride side of the curb at the listed location. The vehicle then struck a pedestrian on a sidewalk at a Metro bus shelter. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead.!–more–> The driver of the Honda Civic remained on scene.

The decedent’s identity is being withheld pending next of kin notification.

On Sunday, June 13, 2021, 29 year-old Gerald Lewis, of Northeast, DC, was arrested and charged with Murder II, Driving Under the Influence, and Reckless Driving.”

Thanks to Tori and yung for sending this morning:<

“something happened at 14th and P… forensics on scene”

“the 14th and P bus stop obliterated. Hopefully everyone is okay. Avoid area.”


via google maps

From MPD:

“The Fourth District is investigating an Unlawful Discharge of a weapon that occurred on June 12, 2021, at approximately 4:05 pm in the 900 block of Longfellow Street NW. Anyone with information or video is asked to contact the Fourth District at 202-727-9099 or Text 50411.”

and from MPD at 12:12am:

“Shooting at 5th & Kennedy St, NW. No lookout.”

A reader reported: “We heard like 8 shots at midnight…”

Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Fourth District seek the public’s assistance identifying a suspect in reference to an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun) offense that occurred on Saturday, June 12, 2021, in the 4100 block of Georgia Avenue, Northwest.

At approximately 12:08 am, members of the Fourth District responded to the listed location for the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, members located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The suspect was captured by a surveillance camera and can be seen in the photos below:

Anyone who can identify this individual or has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE at 50411.”

Updates on any and all if more info is released.

A reader reported around 3:30pm: “Lots of gunshots at the corner of 14th and Ogden (approximately). I was 2 blocks away and heard them. Looks like someone got hit.”

Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Fourth District seek the public’s assistance in identifying and locating suspects and a vehicle in reference to an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun) offense that occurred on Saturday, June 12, 2021, at 14th Street and Oak Street, Northwest.

At approximately 3:27 pm, the suspects exited a vehicle at the listed location. The suspects discharged firearms then fled the scene in the vehicle. An adult male victim was struck by the gunfire. The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The suspects and vehicle were captured by a nearby surveillance camera and can be seen in the photos below: Read More


via google maps

From MPD:

“The Fourth District is currently investigating an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun) that occurred on Saturday, June 12, 2021, in the 4100 block of Georgia Avenue, Northwest.

At approximately 12:22 am, members of the Fourth District responded to the 4100 block of Georgia Avenue, NW for the report of the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, members located an adult male victim, conscious and breathing suffering from gunshot wounds. Read More

Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Friday, June 11, 2021, in the 1600 Block of Franklin Street, Northeast.

At approximately 1:09 pm, members of the Fifth District responded to the listed location for the report of the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, members located an adult male suffering from gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and found that the victim displayed no signs consistent with life. Read More

Ashley reports: “Wheels and airbag taken overnight. Walgreens parking lot at Rhode Island Avenue and Franklin NE in Brookland. Honda was specifically targeted. 10 other cars parked next to this one were not touched.”


via google maps

From MPD:

“The Fourth District is currently investigating an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun) that occurred at approximately 11:45 pm in the 4000 block of Arkansas Avenue, NW. The victim reported he was sitting in his vehicle at the listed location when two suspects approached his vehicle. One of the suspects attempted to open the car door, but was unable to open the door. When the suspects were unable to gain entry to the victim’s vehicle, one of the suspects produced a handgun and fired multiple rounds at the rear window of the victim’s vehicle. Read More


via google maps

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Fifth District seek the public’s assistance in identifying suspects in reference to an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun) offense that occurred on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, in the 2800 block of 7th Street, Northeast.

At approximately 3:33 pm, members of the Fifth District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, members located two adult male victims, conscious and breathing suffering from gunshot wounds. Read More

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