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Thanks to Alex for sending. DEVELOPING stay tuned for updates as we get them.

Miss Melissa reports: “All officers are lined up giving a salute as a a group of officers passed. An officer died.”

Unfortunate update from Alan Henney:

“update: Regarding the procession on North Capitol St w/ Falcon, source says another MPD Sgt. died this morning. She was found in her police car unconscious at 3D and was rushed to Wash Hospital Center where she was pronounced. Unsure of cause of death. That’s 2 Sgts in 2 days.”

Update from MPD:

“It is with heavy hearts that the Metropolitan Police Department announces that 49 year-old Sergeant Donna Allen, most recently assigned to Third District Patrol, passed away earlier this morning following a medical emergency after having worked her midnight tour of duty. At this time it does not appear her tragic passing was COVID-19 related but further medical tests are being conducted. Sergeant Allen had over 30 years of service with the Metropolitan Police Department.

Sergeant Allen’s unexpected passing brings the MPD family great sadness,” says Chief of Police Peter Newsham, “Her friendship and good nature will be missed by many. I offer my deepest, most heartfelt condolences to Sergeant Allen’s family and friends at this time.”

Sergeant Allen is survived by her mother and five siblings.”


3817 14th Street, NW photo by Michael

“Dear PoPville,

Would you or a reader know what happened last night around 2am at the 3800 block of 14th NW? at 3:30, it was over but there were multiple fire trucks and a horrible smell of burn that is still present in my flat several hours later…”

DCFD reported: “Update Box Alarm 3800 block 14th St NW. #DCsBravest have extinguished fire on 2nd floor of vacant structure. No injuries. Fire investigators called to scene.”

via google maps

Unfortunately MPD also reported some robberies on/off 14th earlier: Read More


Though wasn’t expecting it at this time.

Thanks to DC Cyclist and many, many, many other for sending from Brookland (and all over the District) yesterday:

“Putting the pandemic aside, as long as these folks aren’t harming others or damaging property, I wouldn’t mind this sort of thing if all these vehicles were electric. But the noise and the pollution (I assume many are 2-cycle) are definitely a nuisance in their current form.” Read More


From MPD:

“The Third District is currently investigating a shooting in the 2100 block of 4th Street NW. Units responding to the area located shell casings, and an adult male walked into an area hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the lower extremities.

Motorists and pedestrians can expect road closures in the area as we investigate.

Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.”

A reader reported: Read More


3rd and F Street, NE

Thanks to all who helped us track this craziness in real time on our twitter.

Update from MPD:

“Good evening. At approximately 3:50pm, officers from the Third District were on patrol in the area of 13th and Columbia Rd NW when they heard the sounds of gunshots. The officers observed a moped exit the area at a high rate of speed and attempted to stop the operator to investigate. The vehicle fled from the officers who pursued it with the assistance of our Air Support Unit. Ultimately, the moped was stopped in the area of 3rd and F Streets NE where the operator was apprehended. Fortunately, there were no accidents or injuries as a result of this pursuit. Read More


Jason reports: “Saw this out on my walk with the pup this morning. Scarlet Oak in Navy Yard. Looks like someone wanted the booze on the other side of the glass. Hard to see from the pics but the bar is on the other side of the window and the alcohol is lined on the shelves. Also tough to see, but there’s another layer of glass behind the first and it looks much tougher as the person apparently couldn’t get through that one.”


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From MPD 9:15pm Sunday:

“1D officers are currently on the scene of a shooting in the 1300 block of 1st St SW. An adult male suffered a gunshot wound and was transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The 1300 block of 1st St SW is currently closed to traffic. Any witnesses are encouraged to call 202-727-9099 or anonymously text 50-411 with information.”

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“On 3/30/20 at approximately 0048 hours, officers from the First District responded to the intersection of 5th and L Street SE for the sounds of gunshots. On the scene, officers located firearms evidence and were also notified that a window of a residence in the 1000 block of 5th Street SE had been struck by a bullet. Read More


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