by Prince Of Petworth December 19, 2017 at 9:55 am 0

From MPD (sent 11:45pm Monday night):

“Members of the 5th District responded to the 425 Rhode Island Avenue NE for reported sounds of gun shots. Upon arrival Officer contacted 6 victims who advised officers that a man displayed  a weapon at them and shot several rounds towards their location.  The victims further reported that the suspect approached them again and apologized for shooting at the victims over mistaken identity. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 5, 2017 at 9:55 am 0

1417 New York Ave, NE

Thanks to VJ for sending:

“Fingers crossed it’s a short lease and there’s going to be a redevelopment plan sooner rather than later, but this doesn’t seem like great news.”

Ed. Note: A new TJ Maxx recently opened in Ivy City.

From Ross’ website:

“Welcome to Ross Dress for Less

Since 1982, our focus has been on bringing our customers a constant stream of high quality department and specialty store brands at extraordinary savings a.k.a. bargains, while providing an easy, fun and organized shopping experience.”

by Prince Of Petworth October 7, 2017 at 9:45 am 0

From MPD just after 3am:

“The Third District is currently investigating a shooting in the 1300 block of U Street NW. Three (3) adults are currently being treated at area hospitals for non life-threatening injuries. .

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

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


“The Fifth District is working a shooting in the 2500 block 14th Street NE. After MPD officers heard several shots being fired they immediately responded to the location where they located a victim with an injury to her ear. Unknown if she was struck by an bullet fragment or injured it when she was dove on the ground. Witnesses said a vehicle came by at a high rate of speed while firing rounds out at people on the sidewalk. Look out for a dark gray vehicle with tinted windows. Any information please contact 2027279099″

by Prince Of Petworth September 21, 2017 at 10:55 am 0

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From MPD:

“The 5th District is working a Confirmed Shooting and stabbing at 13th Street NE & Downing Street, NE Victim (1) Male suffering from a gunshot wound to the face. Victim (2) Male suffering from a stab wound to his stomach. No Lookout at this time. Any information please contact 2027279099.”

Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred in the 2200 block of 13th Street, Northeast, on Wednesday, September 20, 2017.

At approximately 8:40 pm, members of the Fifth District were dispatched to the listed location for the report of a man with a gun. Upon arrival, officers observed a juvenile male who sustained a gunshot wound. While canvassing the scene, an adult male was found, a short distance away, suffering from multiple stab wounds. DC Fire and EMS responded to the scene and transported both individuals to an area hospital. All life-saving efforts failed and both individuals were pronounced dead.

The first decedent has been identified as 16-year-old Zaire Kelly, of Northeast, DC.

The second decedent has been identified as 19-year-old Sequan Gillis of Northeast, DC.

by Prince Of Petworth July 25, 2017 at 4:00 pm 0

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From MPD:

“Good morning, last night at approximately 10:50 a black sedan driving westbound in the 1200 block of Rhode Island Ave, NE fire multiple rounds out of the driver’s side window striking an adult victim in the leg. The victim was transported to a local hospital in stable condition. Anyone having information regarding this crime is urged to call the Command Information Center at 202-727-9099 or the Fifth District Detectives Office at 202-698-0660.”

by Prince Of Petworth September 14, 2016 at 2:50 pm 53 Comments


Yesterday a resident reported, on theBrookland listserv, encountering a man masturbating on the MBT around 11:30am. The following description of the 911 call could be even more disturbing:

“Where are you?”
“RHI metro bridge on the Metropolitan Branch Trail.”
“Oh are you in the metro?”
“By Foreman Mills.”
“What’s the cross street?”
“Rhode Island Ave. I am on the MBT.”
“But where on the MBT.”
“Just south of the 2.1 mile marker.”
“Mam, that doesn’t help me.”
“I thought the whole point of the mile markers was to help us tell you where we are?”
“Where are you again?”
“On the Metropolitan Branch Trail, just by the RHI Bridge Steps across from Foreman Mills.”
“What is the cross street?”
I lost it then. This is redic.
“WHAT IF I WAS BEING RAPED? Could you find me then?”
“I will send someone out there now.”

I am so frustrated, and I feel unsafe.”

I emailed OP this morning who said she heard from the 911 office today and “They are re-training everyone about the MBT.” Given the number of incidents reported on the MBT let’s hope this training is done post haste. And is thorough.

by Prince Of Petworth September 12, 2016 at 2:10 pm 19 Comments

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A reader sends from You Caring:

“According to a Washington Post Article, Lakira Renee Johnson is a 21-year old woman who was pregnant with twins. Around 10pm on August 30 as she emerged from a Northeast Washington, DC carryout store she was shot in the stomach. Police described her as a bystander who was not targeted by the gunman. Lakira went into labor unexpectedly at MedStar Washington Hospital Center on Saturday. Her twins were born alive and lived long enough to be named Heaven and Nevaeh – “Heaven” spelled backward. Lakira underwent additional surgery Monday to repair damage, caused by the bullet that struck her in the stomach, that could not be addressed until after the twin’s birth. She remains hospitalized and has two other?#160;daughters, ages 3 and 7. We have established this fund to help support Lakira and her family in any way we can.”


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