Washington, DC


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.”

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“Dear PoPville,

Last night my wife and I heard what sounded like two cars hitting each other. Turns out it was a car swiping the side of a minivan. But when I went outside seconds later, I found a white sedan collide head-pn into the parked minivan and then drive off into the alley, followed by another car. I called the police and gave them a statement, and I suggested that it looked intentional. Read More

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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

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“Gang graffiti?”

“Dear PoPville,

Yesterday, our neighbors woke up to this graffiti on the property. Apparently it’s the 18th Street gang (according to another neighbor). We live in upper Petworth and wonder if anyone has seen anything similar? There is also graffiti from MS-13 at the other end of our alley. I should mention that we have contacted Brandon Todd and the neighbors have filed a police report.”

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via google maps

At 9:31pm a reader reported: “Just heard 5 gunshots just north of Sherman circle!”

From MPD:

“On February 11, 2020, at approximately 9:30pm, multiple sounds of gunshots were reported in the rear alley of the 5100 block of Illinois Avenue NW. Members of the Fourth District canvassed the area and located ballistic shell casings. There were no report of injuries.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact MPD at (202) 727-9099.”

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via google maps

From MPD:

“This morning (Tuesday) at 9:43 AM, officers from the Fourth District were dispatched to 3rd & Kennedy ST NW regarding a vehicle that had just been stolen with a toddler still seated in the rear of the vehicle. The operator of the vehicle was in the process of re-fueling when an unknown subject, described as a black male wearing all dark clothing, entered the vehicle and drove away toward New Hampshire Ave NW. Read More

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A reader reported Saturday night around 7:30pm from the 1300 Block Newton St NW:

“We had 7 shots fired outside of our house on Newton St, just east of 14th. Based on our camera it was targeted- there was a verbal altercation and then the shooting. Not sure if anyone was hit. First shot came from one guy, second guy made six shots while retreating. What’s more upsetting is that it took 2 calls and 17 minutes for the cops to arrive.”

Another reader reports this morning shots fired on Gallatin between Georgia and 9th NW:

“woke up to 5 or 6 gunshots around 3am. Police arrived in less than 2 minutes but seems like they didn’t find anyone. Looked like they may have found casings in front of the DC fire truck maintenance house on Gallatin. No twitter posts from MPD.”

Ed. Note: MPD usually doesn’t post twitter alerts unless a person was hit (occassionally when there is property damage, but usually only when a person is injured or worse.)

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From MPD:

“On Monday, December 16, 2019 at approximately 2:22am, MPD units responded to the 900 block of Hamilton St. NW to investigate sounds of gunshots. Units recovered three shell casings. There were no reported injuries or damage to property.”

and

“On Monday, December 16, 2019 at approximately 1:51am, MPD units responded to the 400 block of Nicholson St. NW to investigate sounds of gunshots. Units recovered four shell casings. There were no reported injuries or damage to property.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to call (202)727-9099. You can also send us information anonymously at TEXT TIPS 50411.”

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