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From MPD Saturday:
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Homicide Branch are investigating a shooting that occurred in the 1700 block of Benning Road, NE at approximately 2:00 pm this afternoon. Three individuals sustained multiple gunshot wounds during the incident, and were transported from the scene to area hospitals for treatment of their injuries. Unfortunately, one of the individuals later expired at the hospital. Anyone with information related to this case is encouraged to call MPD at 202-727-9099, or text the information to 5-0-4-1-1.”
“At approximately 10:50 pm on 1/5/19, a victim was located in the 1500 Block of Benning Road, NE, suffering from an apparent gun shot wound. Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is asked to please call (202) 727-9099.”
“At approximately 3:30 am on 1/6/19, the Fifth District responded to the Unit Block of O Street, NW for the sound of gun shots. Upon arrival a victim was located suffering from an apparent gun shot wound. Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is asked to please call (202) 727-9099.”
A reader reported around 8pm Saturday:
“just heard what sounded like an automatic weapon firing off by 14/Irving. Anyone else reporting that? Heard from inside my apt.”
Another: “I drove right by this in an uber – heard the shots and saw 3 men running on Columbia road, almost hit them with the car. Around 8pm.”
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch seek the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in connection to a homicide that occurred on Monday, November 26, 2018, in the 1800 block of Benning Road, Northeast.
At approximately 1:49 pm, members of the Fifth District responded to the listed location for the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, officers located two adult male victims, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene. The first victim displayed no signs consistent with life and remained on the scene until transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The second victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
The decedent has been identified as 20-year-old Randall Francis, of Southeast, DC.
The suspect has been identified as 20-year-old Malik Morris, of Northeast, DC. He is described as a black male with a medium complexion. Morris is wanted on a DC Superior Court arrest warrant for is First Degree Murder While Armed (Premeditated). He can be seen in the photo above. (more…)
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Update from MPD:
“Earlier this afternoon members of the Fifth District responded to a call for service for sounds of gunshots in the 1800 Block of Benning Rd NE. Officers arrived on scene and located two adult male victims suffering from gunshot wounds. The first victim was pronounced on the scene. The second victim was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. MPD’s Violent Crimes Branch will handling the investigation. Anyone with information regarding this offense are encouraged to contact MPD at 202-727-9099 or via text at 50411.”
A reader reports: (more…)
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From MPD Monday:
“Earlier today, members of the Fifth District responded to a call in the 1700 Block of H St NE for a call for service for a dog attacking a citizen. A 5D Sergeant arrived on scene and was advised that an adult male was inside of the location and was being mauled by the family dog. The member took immediate action and entered the premises. The victim as found inside of the location and was actively being mauled by the dog. The member deployed his departmentally issued Electronic Control Device (TASER) on the dog in an attempt to halt the attack on the victim. The first Taser deployment caused the dog to retreat, but the dog attempted a second attack on the victim. The member deployed his Taser a second time and the dog retreated into a bedroom at the location. The dog was then barricaded in a room until additional assistance arrived. The victim is currently being treated at an area hospital for serious injuries to the torso and arm that were sustained in the attack. Sgt. Ferretti is to be commended for his swift and decisive actions!”
A reader writes us:
“I had called the police and animal control just 9 days ago on this dog because it attacked another dog last weekend and said it was aggressive and I was scared for the neighborhood. I called 9-1-1 because the pit had gotten free from the house and attacked a husky walking by with a woman. the husky was severely injured. the woman was screaming for help and the owner never even left his doorway.
I had been in contact with an investigator from animal control about the dog and feeling unsafe.
I’m just disturbed that this could have been prevented.
I hope the man is okay.”
From an email:
“Tom Marmet, 22, was tragically killed yesterday afternoon. Tom was driving from his job as a social worker at So Others Might Eat (SOME) Conway Center in Anacostia, Tom was returning to his way to his apartment at The Gandhi House, SOME’s housing for their five fellows and where Father John Adams lives with them in Brookland. Tom was driving on 17th Street, NE at approximately 6pm he stopped at a traffic light at the intersection at Bladensburg Road. There were sounds of gunfire reported, and Tom was apparently caught in crossfire or a random bullet. Tom was hit by gunshots while at the light. He was taken to Medstar Washington Hospital Center where he arrived at 6:21, he was pronounced dead at 6:25pm. (more…)
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“On 10/24/18 at approximately 6 pm officers were patrolling in PSA 507 when they heard sounds of gunshots in the 1200 block of 17th St. NE. Officers arrived in the block and found an adult male victim seated in a vehicle, suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body. Medics responded and transported the victim to a local hospital where he was pronounced. There is no description of the suspect or suspects at this time. This case is being handled by MPD Homicide detectives. (more…)
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“On Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 12:12 am, 5D members responded to the 1500 block of Benning Road NE to investigate sounds of gunshots.
Upon arriving at the location, an adult male victim was found suffering from gunshot wounds to the body. The officers attempted to render first aid, however, the victim was pronounced deceased on the scene.
This case is being investigated by MPD’s Violent Crimes Branch. Anyone who may have information pertaining to this investigation is asked to call 202-727-9099 or may send a text message to 50411.”
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“On 9/29/18 at approximately 9:55pm, officers from the First District responded to the 1300 block of Emerald St NE for a report of a carjacking. (more…)
King via GoFundMe
On April 30, King, who is three years old, was shot three times in a drive-by shooting at 18 Place NE. King is in a local PK3 class. We didn’t even hear about it until his teachers sent a note home last week.
King is expected to recover, but is going to be in the hospital for a long time and has a tough road ahead of him. We’re devastated for him and his family and also really shocked that this hasn’t gotten more media coverage.
Here is the story from the Washington Post.
They’ve got a few of the details wrong (he is 3, not 4, and was shot three times not once). But other that the original report of the shooting, this is the only coverage I’ve been able to find anywhere.
We’ve set up a GoFundMe to support King’s recovery, with the permission of his family. 100% of the money will go to his mother on his behalf.”