Washington, DC

14th and P St, NW photo by Petty Davis

Thanks to Petty for sending around 3:43am: “Someone crashed their car into the bus stop at 14/P NW”

Update from MPD: “Detectives with the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Investigations Unit announce an arrest has been made in a traffic fatality involving a single vehicle and a pedestrian that occurred on Sunday, June 13, 2021, in the 1500 block of 14th Street, Northwest.

At approximately 3:14 am, a Honda Civic mounted the ride side of the curb at the listed location. The vehicle then struck a pedestrian on a sidewalk at a Metro bus shelter. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead.!–more–> The driver of the Honda Civic remained on scene.

The decedent’s identity is being withheld pending next of kin notification.

On Sunday, June 13, 2021, 29 year-old Gerald Lewis, of Northeast, DC, was arrested and charged with Murder II, Driving Under the Influence, and Reckless Driving.”

Thanks to Tori and yung for sending this morning:<

“something happened at 14th and P… forensics on scene”

“the 14th and P bus stop obliterated. Hopefully everyone is okay. Avoid area.”

via google maps

From MPD:

“The Fourth District is investigating an Unlawful Discharge of a weapon that occurred on June 12, 2021, at approximately 4:05 pm in the 900 block of Longfellow Street NW. Anyone with information or video is asked to contact the Fourth District at 202-727-9099 or Text 50411.”

and from MPD at 12:12am:

“Shooting at 5th & Kennedy St, NW. No lookout.”

A reader reported: “We heard like 8 shots at midnight…”

Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Fourth District seek the public’s assistance identifying a suspect in reference to an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun) offense that occurred on Saturday, June 12, 2021, in the 4100 block of Georgia Avenue, Northwest.

At approximately 12:08 am, members of the Fourth District responded to the listed location for the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, members located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The suspect was captured by a surveillance camera and can be seen in the photos below:

Anyone who can identify this individual or has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE at 50411.”

Updates on any and all if more info is released.

5830 Georgia Ave, NW

From an email:

“When we reopened the Smokehouse in May we made some changes, starting with phasing out tipping and introducing a 15% service charge to all orders.

The change allows our Crewmembers to earn a livable wage and benefits such as paid sick leave and time off. It’s included it in the price of your meal, and you will not be asked for a tip at checkout.

The discriminatory history of tipping is well reported. Read More


5th and Kennedy Street, NW

Thanks to Christopher for sending: “Any word on this? Opening up right next to the new bread establishment kennedy!”

Anyone hear anything?

While we wait on details, allow me to share this classic note from your neighbor because it cracks me up every time I randomly come across it: “you are a SHELFISH, IGNORANT LOSER” Read More


via google maps

From MPD:

“At approximately 9:56pm, the Metropolitan Police responded to the 1200 block of Jefferson Street, Northwest, for a report of gunfire. Upon their arrival, officers discovered numerous cartridge casings and a building that sustained minor damage from the unlawful discharge.

If you have any information regarding this incident contact the Metropolitan Police at 202-727-9099.”

A reader reported: “a shooting at 5th and Kennedy that may have involved a metro bus.”

From MPD:

“On April 29, 2021, at approximately 11:51 AM, gunfire was reported in the 5400 block of 5th Street NW. Officers responded and discovered multiple casings in the area. The Fourth District Detectives are investigating the incident.

If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099.”

441 Kennedy Street, NW

Thanks to Frances for sending news about Golden Flour Bake shop coming soon to Brightwood Park. Their website says:

“Golden Flour Bakery comes from a lifelong fascination with solving problems through testing and experimentation.

As an individual with Celiac disease (gluten intolerance), our founder, Nieshia Williams, set out to find the perfect flour blend that does not sacrifice texture or flavor. As a new Black-owned business, Golden Flour strives to serve Washington, D.C. with flavorful baked goods and a shared sense of community. Read More


Georgia and Kennedy Street, NW Photo by Lesley Warner

Update: A GoFundMe has been launched for the family of Zy’aire Joshua.

MPD wrote: “The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a traffic fatality that occurred on April 1, 2021 at approximately 3:15 pm in the 900 block of Kennedy Street NW. Anyone with information or video is asked to contact the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099.”

Full report from MPD: Read More

713 Kennedy Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Cheesemonster studio formally announced today that they will be permanently closing their doors due to an untenable safety situation at their studio on Kennedy Street. As detailed by their public instagram post here.

One of their founders was sexually assaulted in broad daylight while attempting to do her job. Cheesemonster studio is owned by two women and is a true small business. It’s just the two of them. Read More


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