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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch seek the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a vehicle in reference to a homicide that occurred on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, in the 4000 block of Benning Road, Northeast.

At approximately 12:17 pm, Sixth District officers responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located two adult male and two adult female shooting victims. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and after finding no signs consistent with life, one adult male victim remained on the scene until transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The additional victims were transported to local hospitals for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

The decedent has been identified as 29-year-old Terrell Coghill, of Northwest, DC. Read More

4510 East Capitol Street, NE

“Dear PoPville,

Love the Shrimp Boat. It’s iconic. Can you get to the bottom of this? Is Ledo Pizza taking part of the building? If this closes Shrimp Boat that will be a huge hit to this community.”

Ed. Note: In June 2022 Dcist reported:

“The Shrimp Boat is currently under new ownership. Its main fare now is soul food — chitlins specifically — and breakfast served all day. Read More


Mural by Aniekan Udofia located at 3925 Minnesota Avenue, NE

From an email:

“Lysol recently partnered with local D.C. artist Aniekan Udofia to create an evocative mural designed to promote vaccine education and resonate with the surrounding Anacostia community. The D.C. mural, which features a QR code driving viewers to, is part of Lysol’s ongoing efforts to promote COVID-19 vaccine education and awareness as part of the brand’s work with the Ad Council and COVID Collaborative for the “It’s Up To You” campaign.”

Full press release: Read More


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From the Mayor’s Office:

“Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Tax Increment financing (TIF) funds – totaling over $50 million – and broke ground at the new Northeast Heights, located at the Minnesota Avenue, NE and Benning Road, NE corridor in Ward 7. Northeast Heights is designed as a destination location to include mixed-use development consisting of new and reimagined retail, dining, and residential spaces. A primary anchor of the development is the relocation of the Department of General Services (DGS) headquarters, to be located at 3924 Minnesota Avenue, NE. Mayor Bowser was joined by Ward 7 Councilmember Vincent C. Gray, representatives from Cedar Realty Trust, the Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group, Asland Capital Partners, Administration officials and members of the community.

“With this project, we’re using all of the tools in our toolbox – our DC Government leasing power, over $50 million in TIF funds, and we’re in an Opportunity Zone,” said Mayor Bowser. “With an assist from DGS, this development will bring new opportunities, new jobs, and new amenities to the residents of Ward 7. We look forward to when the construction is done and when we can cut a ribbon to what will be a remarkable asset to the community.”

Northeast Heights is part of the Mayor’s East of the River leasing strategy that includes using District government buildings as a catalyst for economic growth in communities currently experiencing underinvestment and needing retail, including grocery stores. Through this partnership between the District and Cedar Realty Trust, approximately two million square feet of the corridor will be transformed to revitalize and boost the Ward 7 economy. The project will include a new full service supermarket and over a hundred affordable housing units. Read More


From a press release:

“This week, Market 7, a community marketplace featuring several Black-owned businesses for the purpose of alleviating food and retail deserts in D.C.’s notoriously underserved Ward 7, announced that it is 1 of 3 semi-finalists in the nationwide Essence + Pine Sol’s Build Your Legacy Grant Competition. The contest, ending July 1, will provide one Black woman-owned business with a grant of $100,000.

The winner will be determined by a public vote, and Market 7 is asking everyone across the country to help in securing the grant by voting. Receiving the grant will fund the development of their new 7,000 sq ft food hall, which will include a community grocery store and several food stall incubations offering culinary favorites from across the diaspora.



5th and P Street, NW

VJ first reported at 9pm: “just heard about 10 rounds of gun fire in Shaw?”

Many others confirmed hearing the shots and Will captured the scene above noting a man was placed into custody. Since I didn’t see any official MPD reports apparently, fortunately, nobody was hit by the gunfire.

Earlier around 8:10pm MPD reported: “Alert: MPD is on the scene of a confirmed Shooting in the 3900 Block of Clay Pl NE. No Lookout Information.”

In Petworth just near Sherman Circle, MPD reports:

“On March 19, 2020, at approximately 1:25am in the 4700 block of 5th St NW, a male shot and grazed another male in the face during a dispute. The victim was transported to a local hospital and listed in stable condition. The suspect was placed under arrest for ADW Gun. The firearm was recovered, and there is no threat to the community.

This case is a great example of expedient police service and superb police work on the part of Fourth District members.”


4pm Sunday Okie at Fenwick Street, NE

From Council Member McDuffie’s office: “Shooting in Ivy City: Okie Street NE is blocked off between the 1300 & 1500 block. Multiple victims appear to have non life threatening injuries. We will provide updates as information becomes available.”

“Update: Unfortunately, one of the victims has succumbed to their wounds and has been pronounced dead. We will provide additional updates as MPD makes them available to the public. Anyone with information is asked to call @dcpolicedept at 202-727-9099 or text 50411.”

Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Fifth District and Homicide Branch announce an arrest has been made in reference to an Assault with Intent to Commit Robbery that occurred on Sunday, February 23, 2020, in the 1300 block of Okie Street, Northeast.

At approximately 2:22 pm, the suspects, who were in a vehicle, approached the victim at the listed location. The suspects exited the vehicle and approached the victim in an effort to take the victim’s property. One of the suspects brandished a handgun. A struggle ensued in which the victim took the handgun and shot both suspects. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the suspects to an area hospital, where one suspect succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. The second suspect was treated for non-life threatening injuries and placed under arrest. A third victim was also treated at a local hospital for a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

The decedent has been identified as 20 year-old Daniel Jackson, of Southeast, DC.

On Sunday, February 23, 2020, 21 year-old Dominique Davis, of Southeast, DC, was arrested and charged with Assault with Intent to Commit Robbery. Read More


From MPD:

“Agents from the Metropolitan Police Department’s (MPD) Internal Affairs Bureau are investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred on Sunday, December 29, 2019, in the 100 block of 36th Street, Northeast.

At approximately 4:39 pm, members of the Seventh District Crime Suppression Team were executing a search warrant in reference to a Carrying a Pistol Without a License offense, at a residence, at the listed location. As officers entered the residence, they encountered an armed suspect. There was an exchange of gunfire between the suspect and the officers. The suspect then barricaded himself within the residence. One officer was struck in their vest and sustained non-life threatening injuries. The suspect sustained non-life threatening gunshot wounds. Both the officer and suspect were transported to an area hospital for treatment. Read More


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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Thursday, December 19, 2019, in the 3900 block of Minnesota Avenue, Northeast.

At approximately 3:58 pm, members of the Sixth District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. Read More


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