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“Dear PoPville,

This morning I took my dog out and noticed a couple penny’s on our front stoop. We checked the security camera from last night and it captured this person who stopped and abruptly threw penny’s onto our stoop. Were we marked by some bizarre penny cult? I’d be curious what stories Popville readers might come up with for why this happened. These are weird times.”

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A reader reports: “I spoke to two cops this morning who are still on the block after shooting lastnight. They said there were two shots, and one fatality. There is still tape up and multiple police cars on the block.”

From MPD: “The Third District is currently investigating a shooting in the 100 block of Q Street NW. An adult male has sustained critical injuries.

Motorists and pedestrians can expect road closures in the area as we investigate.

Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.”

Full report from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Monday, May 4, 2020, in the 100 block of Q Street, Northwest.

At approximately 10:26 pm, members of the Third District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Read More

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Thanks to all for messaging us.

From MPD: “The Third District is currently investigating a shooting in the 200 block of New York Avenue NW. An adult male has sustained critical gunshot wounds.

Motorists and pedestrians can expect road closures in the area as we investigate.

Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.”

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Readers started reporting around 1:45pm: “6 gunshots fired rapidly on north Capitol/ NY ave, tons of cops, guy on ground holding his leg”

From MPD:

“The Third District is currently investigating a shooting in the 1300 block of North Capitol St NW. An adult male has been transported to an area hospital with non life threatening injuries to the lower extremities. Read More

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North Capitol St and M Street, NW

Update from MPD: “Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, in the 1200 block of North Capitol Street, Northwest.

At approximately 10:48 pm, members of the First District responded to the listed location for the report of the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, officers located an adult female, suffering from gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 28 year-old Shantal Hill, of Northwest, DC.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by sending a text message to 50411.”

Readers started reporting around 11pm:

“3-4 shots and then 5-6”

“Gunshots on M Street & New York Ave in NoMa about 10 mins ago. Heavy police presence now”

“Just heard a rapid succession of 8 or 9 gunshots – N. Capitol and M. Then two cars crashed into each other at the same corner. Tons of police arriving now…” Read More

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Thanks to Alex for sending. DEVELOPING stay tuned for updates as we get them.

Miss Melissa reports: “All officers are lined up giving a salute as a a group of officers passed. An officer died.”

Unfortunate update from Alan Henney:

“update: Regarding the procession on North Capitol St w/ Falcon, source says another MPD Sgt. died this morning. She was found in her police car unconscious at 3D and was rushed to Wash Hospital Center where she was pronounced. Unsure of cause of death. That’s 2 Sgts in 2 days.”

Update from MPD:

“It is with heavy hearts that the Metropolitan Police Department announces that 49 year-old Sergeant Donna Allen, most recently assigned to Third District Patrol, passed away earlier this morning following a medical emergency after having worked her midnight tour of duty. At this time it does not appear her tragic passing was COVID-19 related but further medical tests are being conducted. Sergeant Allen had over 30 years of service with the Metropolitan Police Department.

Sergeant Allen’s unexpected passing brings the MPD family great sadness,” says Chief of Police Peter Newsham, “Her friendship and good nature will be missed by many. I offer my deepest, most heartfelt condolences to Sergeant Allen’s family and friends at this time.”

Sergeant Allen is survived by her mother and five siblings.”

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From MPD:

“The Third District is currently investigating a shooting in the 1300 block of 5th Street NW. An adult male has been transported to an area hospital with critical injuries to the lower body.

Motorists and pedestrians can expect road closures as we investigate.

Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.”

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