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My God this is crazy. Thanks to Lisa for sending from NBC Washington:

“The shots fired before 4 p.m. near the intersection of Hawaii Avenue and Varnum Street in Northeast D.C. did not hit the officers but did strike a police vehicle, police said.

The officers called for backup and police arrested a man in possession of a gun.”

Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Fourth District announced an arrest has been made in reference to an Assault with Intent to Kill (Gun) and Assault on a Police Officer Offense that occurred on Thursday, December 12, 2019, in the 300 block of Hawaii Avenue, Northeast.

At approximately 3:47 pm, uniformed reserve officers of the Fourth District were entering a marked police cruiser at the listed location. The suspect brandished a firearm and discharged it in the direction of the officers, striking their vehicle. The suspect fled the scene, but was apprehended by responding officers. No officers were injured. A firearm was recovered and can be seen in the photo above.

On Thursday, December 12, 2019, 25 year-old Delvin Pollard, of Northeast, DC, was arrested and charged with Assault with Intent to Kill, Assault on a Police Officer, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. Read More

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From MPD:

“At around 5:50 am this morning, MPD responded to the scene of the subject that had been shot. Upon arrival, the victim was found in the 200 block of Varnum Street, NE suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment. He is currently in stable condition. At this time the only information that we have is a dark colored vehicle may have been involved, no further description has been provided.

If anyone has any information regarding this offense, please call the MPD CIC at 202-727-9099 or text at 50411.”

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Mean Streets Vol. 5

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Miki J.

“We purchased a home on Hawaii Ave. NE two years ago. For the neighborhood queens, the area’s called “Pleasant Hill” but we trick people into believing it’s Brookland. Anyways, the woman who owned it before us was an avid gardener and had planted a beautiful garden in the front yard and fruit trees in the back. Unfortunately she passed away, which is why it was up for sale. More than a few times I’ve been pulling weeds in the front yard and a neighbor has passed and told me how happy that garden made them and how the previous owner would work in the yard for many hours and even offered lemonade to passers-by. We have worked our brown thumbs off trying to keep the garden alive to honor her memory and continue to bring a little happiness to our corner.”

Ed. Note: We hear a lot about crime in certain neighborhoods. This is the other side of the coin. If you have a story/experience from your own mean streets please send a brief description in an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dog)com and include what neighborhood you live in.

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