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by Prince Of Petworth November 29, 2018 at 10:45 am 0

From MPD:

“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…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 26, 2018 at 3:50 pm 0


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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…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 20, 2018 at 9:30 am 0


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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.”

by Prince Of Petworth October 25, 2018 at 1:35 pm 0

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…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 25, 2018 at 9:30 am 0


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From MPD:

“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…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 30, 2018 at 2:55 pm 0


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From MPD:

“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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From MPD:

“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…)

by Prince Of Petworth May 15, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0


King via GoFundMe

“Dear PoPville,

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.

GoFundMe fundraiser

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.

by Prince Of Petworth March 28, 2018 at 10:15 am 0

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Fifth District seek the public’s assistance in identifying several suspects in reference to an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun) offense that occurred on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, in the 1500 block of Benning Road, Northeast.

At approximately 5:40 pm, the victim was at the listed location when he was struck by gunfire. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The suspects were captured by a nearby surveillance camera and can be seen in these photos and in this video above.

Anyone who can identify these individuals or who 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.”

by Prince Of Petworth March 27, 2018 at 4:05 pm 0


1611 Benning Road, NE

Thanks to Stephanie for sending. CARNE y ARENA’s website says:

“Academy Award®-winning director Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s conceptual virtual reality installation CARNE y ARENA (Virtually present, Physically invisible) explores the human condition of immigrants and refugees. Based on true accounts from Central American and Mexican refugees, CARNE y ARENA blurs and binds together the superficial lines between subject and bystander, allowing individuals to walk in a vast space and live a fragment of a refugee’s personal journey. Awarded a special Oscar last year, CARNE y ARENA is a six-and-a-half- minute solo experience that employs state-of-the-art technology to create a multi-narrative space with human characters. The project reunites frequent collaborators Iñárritu and three-time Academy Award®-winning cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, alongside producer Mary Parent and ILMxLAB. (more…)

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