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From MPD:

“Shortly after 1pm today, we received a call for gunshots heard in the vicinity of the 1300 block of Half Street, SW. Our officers were in the area and responded to the block. We located a male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds in the court yard area. He was ultimately pronounced dead and our Homicide Unit assumed the investigation. As of now we have a look out for a black male, thin in stature, wearing dark clothing.

We ask that anyone with information or video regarding this incident call us immediately and share that with us. Please call 202-727-9099 or text us at 50411. As always information leading to the successful prosecution of homicide cases may be eligible for rewards up to $25,000.”

NBC Washington reported: “A 15-year-old boy (Thomas Johnson) was shot and killed near Nationals Park Wednesday afternoon, hours before thousands of Nats fans were set to attend a playoffs watch party at the stadium.”


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From MPD:

“On Wednesday October 9, 2019 at approximately 2143 hours police officers from the Fifth District responded to a call for a shooting on the 1600 block of Rosedale St NE. Once on scene the officers located two adult male who had sustained traumatic injuries and were unconscious and not responsive. This is an active investigation being conducted by detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department Violent Crimes Bureau. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact MPD at 202-727-9099.”

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From MPD:

“On 10/9/19, at approximately 1:40 a.m., officers from the First District responded to the 600 block of 4th Place SW for a report of a home invasion. The homeowner of the residence was awakened to find an adult male suspect tampering with his rear patio door. As the homeowner called for MPD to respond, the suspect shattered the patio door glass with a shovel and entered the home. The homeowner confronted the suspect, still armed with the shovel, and the two began to fight. Read More

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Thanks to a reader for passing on her query to DGS about the status of the reopening of the East Potomac Pool:

“Thank you for your inquiry about the modernization of East Potomac Pool, which is currently underway. This email is to provide an update regarding the construction and the pool’s opening.

We want to assure you that providing residents and the patrons of the East Potomac Park with a state of the art new pool; pool deck and pool house is our priority.

The opening of East Potomac Pool is currently scheduled for summer of 2020. This is a delay from our previously communicated timeframe of Summer 2019. The new date and time is due to unforeseen construction circumstances during construction.

During construction, our teams faced several unforeseen circumstances, which included the findings of: Read More

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From MPD:

“Tonight shortly before 7pm, MPD was alerted to a shooting that occurred in the 1300 block of First Street, SW. We were able to locate an adult male that was suffering from gun shot wounds. He was alert, conscious and breathing. He was subsequently transported to a hospital for treatment.

We are asking if anyone has any information related to this shooting you contact MPD on 202-727-9099 or text at 50411.”


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“At approximately 1am this morning (Friday 3/29), officers from the Third District responded to the area of the 1300 block of Harvard Street NW in reference to the sounds of gunshots. Read More

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From MPD:

“It is with a heavy heart that I have to tell you that we have had another shooting in the Southwest area. Last night, at approximately 2100 hours my team heard (and you all let us know) that there were several gunshots coming from the area. We found over 25 shell casings in the west alley in the 1300 block of Half Street Southwest (the alley just south of the unit block of N Street SW). About an hour after the shooting, we had a victim arrive via private vehicle to a local hospital with a gunshot wound to his posterior. Read More

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