Ed. Note: With our recent coverage focusing almost entirely on the protests I have been deficient in some posts that I would normally cover. I will continue to focus on the protests but include other posts as well. I especially did want to update what happened in Bloomingdale last Sunday because two people were sadly killed. One was 81-year-old Donald Malloy.
Full report from MPD:
“Detectives with the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Investigations Unit are investigating a traffic fatality involving a hit and run traffic crash with a double traffic fatality that occurred on Sunday, May 31, 2020, between the intersection of Bryant Street and North Capitol Street, Northeast.
Preliminary investigation revealed that at approximately 6:25 pm, a vehicle was traveling at an apparent high rate of speed and struck another vehicle in the intersection of Bryant Street and North Capitol Street, Northeast. The driver of the striking vehicle exited his car and then fled on foot. Read More
Thanks to Janet for sending at 7pm: “Sunday crash on North Capitol. At Bryant ST. Two people injured. Small explosion and fire. Black SUV T-boned the grey Nissan with two passengers. Onlookers had fire extinguishers to put out the burning car. They also pulled the people out of the car before emergency personnel arrived.
According to a neighbor the perpetrator ran off and was shedding his clothes and shoes but disappeared running down Bryant St towards First Street NW.”
Another reader shares: “I’m on Bryant and heard from a neighbor that another very heroic neighbor of ours used his garden hose to put out the fire and preformed CPR on one of the passengers before the fire/ambulance got here.”
More photos from J. Read More
From an email:
“Tyber Creek [84 T Street, NW] will be reopening today with a new market menu. We will be open Wednesday – Sunday featuring [women made] wine, snacks, sandwiches, a small grocery assortment and some Tyber favorites for reheating at home. We will also offer our cinnamon rolls and biscuits on weekends.”
1832 1st Street, NW
Thanks to Jonathan for sending: “Posted outside of Aroi Thai in Bloomingdale. Thursday evening. Nearly broke my heart.”
If you’d like to support these awesome people, have a look at their menu here.
via google maps
Readers reported: “I was walking through LeDroit Park just before 5 PM today and heard about 8 gunshots seemingly coming from just north of the park. Everyone ducked and ran.”
“Tons of cops heading towards Bloomingdale area. Now police helicopter.”
“Multiple rapid fire gunshots on 200 block W St NW ~4:40p. Huge mpd response with helicopter”
“There were like 10+ police cars in response to this.”
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A reader reports: “I spoke to two cops this morning who are still on the block after shooting lastnight. They said there were two shots, and one fatality. There is still tape up and multiple police cars on the block.”
From MPD: “The Third District is currently investigating a shooting in the 100 block of Q Street NW. An adult male has sustained critical injuries.
Motorists and pedestrians can expect road closures in the area as we investigate.
Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.”
Full report from MPD:
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Monday, May 4, 2020, in the 100 block of Q Street, Northwest.
At approximately 10:26 pm, members of the Third District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Read More
Thanks to Tim for sending this possum spotted around 6pm yesterday in Bloomingdale. Aren’t Possums nocturnal? Anyway, they used to freak the hell out of me until I learned they eat ticks and other pests. So, say hello to Mitchell and let him do his work in peace. Read More
Oof. Thanks to Chris for sending from Bloomingdale.
It had been 10 days since our last stolen wheels report.
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“The Fifth District is investigating a shooting that occurred on Saturday, April 11, 2020 at approximately 11:11 PM in the Unit block of Bryant Street, NE.
Fifth District officers responded to the location for the report of sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival on the scene, three adult male victims were located, suffering from gunshot wounds. Read More
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.”