24th St and Franklin St, NE
Update from MPD:
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Monday, January 6, 2020, in the 2400 block of Franklin Street, Northeast.
At approximately 1:36 pm, members of the Fifth District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital for treatment of life threatening injuries. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead. Two additional adult male victims were located after they sought treatment at a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
The decedent has been identified as 38 year-old Lamar Walters, of Northeast, DC.” Read More
From Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie:
In response to a spate of recent violent incidents in Ward 5, last week I shared that I would be providing a more detailed update, as well as hosting a series of community conversations around public safety. I called upon Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) to increase patrols and have been working with both MPD and Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement (ONSE) to confront recent challenges. Please find below specific actions taken by MPD and ONSE in response to my requests.
Finally, I want to invite all residents to attend and participate in one of three upcoming community conversations on public safety taking place this Saturday, December 14, Monday, December 16, and Wednesday, December 18 (full details below). While I understand the notice for these meetings is relatively short, I did not want to delay these important conversations.
Update from the Metropolitan Police Department:
The Fifth District Crime Suppression Team is targeting all of Brentwood, Langdon, Edgewood, and Brookland neighborhoods on a daily basis, 7 days a week.
Additional officers and beats: Read More
Thanks to a reader for sending from 20th and Franklin Street, NE.
via google maps
“On 9/25/2019, at approximately 11:45 PM, members of the Fifth District responded to the 1400 block of Montana Avenue, NE, for the report of a shooting. Once they arrived on the scene, the officers located an adult male victim, who was suffering from a gunshot wound to the foot. The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. At this time, there is no usable suspect lookout.
Anyone with information regarding this event is encouraged to call (202) 727-9099, or send an anonymous text to 50411.”
Multiple readers reported a huge police presence including a helicopter in Columbia Heights/Mount Pleasant/Adams Morgan last night:
“We saw several police officers out with flashlights checking the dumpsters behind our place and a few helicopters with searchlights – any idea what’s going on? We asked the cop and he said it would be a good idea if we went home soon (right outside our place). 14th and Florida area…”
One reader wrote us on twitter: “I heard what sounded like a gunshot around 9:20 near 14th and Columbia“
Another reader reported:
“Shots fired 3100 block Mass around 1am near South African embassy, fire reported in same area shortly thereafter, Mass shut down by fire response”
previous case of stolen wheels
A stolen wheels arrest!
“On 4/5/2019, at approximately 2:08 AM, members of the Fifth District were dispatched to the 1800 block of Bryant Street, NE, for the report of several suspects tampering with a vehicle in the parking lot. Once on the scene, the suspects fled from the officers on foot. The officers engaged in a foot pursuit of the suspects, and were able to apprehend one adult male. Read More
Thanks to all who reported this horrible crash around 5pm last night:
“Entire street closed at NJ. Helmet and jacket on ground looked to be soaked in blood next to mangled bike. Horrifying. Hoping the victim is OK but I have no idea as to their condition.”
“NJ & R crash is bad. There’s a mangled bike and a garbage truck.”
“Police say the bicyclist was conscious and breathing when officers arrived and was transported to the hospital.
Police say the driver stayed on the scene after the accident.”
Updates when/if more is known on the cyclist’s condition.
“On 3/6/2019, at approximately 12:25 AM, Fifth District Officers responded to the 1500 block of Rhode Island Avenue, NE, for the report of a pedestrian that had been struck by a vehicle. The officers arrived on the scene and located the victim, an adult male, laying in the roadway, unconscious and barely breathing. The victim was rushed to a local hospital for treatment of serious injuries. The striking vehicle did not stay on the scene, and was last seen fleeing westbound on Rhode Island Avenue, NE, from Franklin Street, NE. Read More
via google maps
“Shooting at 0552 hrs in the 1700 block of Hamlin Street, NE. Lookout for B/M , 5’10”-5’11”, 20-30 years of age, 140 lbs, gray hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, armed with gun.”
“Police say one person is dead and another has been injured in a double shooting in Northeast D.C.”
Updates when MPD releases their official report.
Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.
Amazing. On November 9th we learned that:
“an armed robbery occurred in the 1600 block of Franklin Street, NE at approximately 7pm on the evening of November 9th. The victim of the robbery was exiting his vehicle when he was approached by a man with a gun who took several items of value from the victim. After obtaining the items the suspect attempted to run to an awaiting vehicle, but the victim’s dog, who was in the car at the time of the robbery, jumped from the vehicle and attacked the robber. A second suspect waiting in the car fired a single shot, striking the dog.”
At that time all we knew as that the owner took the dog to an animal hospital for treatment of its injuries. I am happy to report that MPD has now let me know that “the dog is alive. He lost his eye but is now back with his owner.” It’s not much but I know many, myself included, were eager to learn how the hero dog was doing. That s/he is alive and back home is great news. Thanks to all for messaging me their concerns for the pup.
“Anyone with information related to this crime is encouraged to call MPD at 202-727-9099, or text the information to 5-0-4-1-1.”
via google maps
MPD tells me the owner took the dog to an animal hospital for treatment of its injuries. It’s unclear of the status right now but will update when/if more becomes known.
“Fifth District detectives are investigating an armed robbery that occurred in the 1600 block of Franklin Street, NE at approximately 7pm on the evening of November 9th. The victim of the robbery was exiting his vehicle when he was approached by a man with a gun who took several items of value from the victim. After obtaining the items the suspect attempted to run to an awaiting vehicle, but the victim’s dog, who was in the car at the time of the robbery, jumped from the vehicle and attacked the robber. A second suspect waiting in the car fired a single shot, striking the dog. Read More
Photo by PoPville flickr user Tim Brown
“Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced a lawsuit against a group of auto repair and sales businesses located in Ward 5 for repeatedly spilling toxic oil onto neighborhood sidewalks and streets, the culmination of a pattern of environmental violations spanning a decade. The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) filed suit against the owners and occupants of a property at 2201 Channing St., NE for discharging used oil into public spaces, failing to take required steps to prevent oil spills and leaks, improperly storing hazardous waste, and failing to pay previously-ordered penalties. This is the first environmental enforcement action OAG has brought against local businesses using its authority as an independent agency. In this suit, OAG is seeking monetary and injunctive relief, and penalties to the District. Read More