Sign up for daily news updates via Email

DC Crime Summary - February 16th - 22nd

DC Crime Summary - February 16th - 22nd

There was one homicide and several violent crimes this week in the District. An 18-year-old Southeast D.C. man died Sunday from injuries he suffered when a gunman burst into a Washington Highlands apartment and opened fire early Friday morning, Metropolitan Police said. Shortly after 1 a.m. on Friday, police responded to the report of a shooting in a second-floor apartment the 4200 block of 7th Street, Southeast. A man also was shot in the incident, which occurred about 1:15 a.m. in the 4200 block of 7th Street SE. Police described his injuries as non life threatening. Police do not have a suspect or motive in the shooting. Detectives from the police department’s homicide unit are investigating. • A man was shot near the Brookland-CUA Metro station Sunday morning, D.C. police said. Police said the man was shot just after 11 a.m. on the 900 block of Monroe Street NE, and he was taken to a hospital “conscious and breathing.” Officers are looking for a suspect and no motive has been established yet for the shooting, according to police. A United States Park Police officer was shot in the leg Wednesday morning in Northwest D.C. while serving a search warrant. The shooting was reported around 7 a.m. in the 4900 block of Kansas Avenue. Officials say a search warrant was being served at a house in the area when the shooting happened. D.C. police say they are investigating to see if it was an accidental discharge was possible. The officer was was transported to MedStar Washington Hospital Center and is in stable condition. • One person was arrested and police are searching for two more after an armed carjacking in D.C. Tuesday night, according to authorities. D.C. Police say a silver/blue Volkswagen was stolen at gunpoint in the 1300 block of Nicholson Street, NW. The car was later found after a suspect crashed into a guardrail in the area of Klingle Road and Beach Drive, officials say. No information on potential injuries has been released at this time.

Crime Map Update

Visit CrimeDC.com to see the latest crime alerts and trends.

Crime Updates

Washington Post: Man succumbs to wounds two days after Southeast shooting “An 18-year-old Southeast D.C. man died Sunday from injuries he suffered when a gunman burst into a Washington Highlands apartment and opened fire, Metropolitan Police said. Shortly after 1 a.m. on Friday, police responded to the report of a shooting in a second-floor apartment the 4200 block of 7th Street, Southeast. Police do not have a suspect or motive in the shooting. Detectives from the police department’s homicide unit are investigating.”

Washington Post: Gunman bursts into Southeast D.C. apartment and opens fire, wounding 2 “A 15-year-old boy was critically wounded early Friday when a gunman entered an apartment in Southeast Washington and opened fire, according to D.C. police. A man also was shot in the incident, which occurred about 1:15 a.m. in the 4200 block of 7th Street SE. Police described his injuries as non life threatening. It was one of two shootings Thursday night and early Friday across the District. So far this year, four juveniles between the ages of 14 and 17 have been killed in shootings.”

Washington Post: D.C. police: Man shot near Brookland-CUA Metro station “A man was shot near the Brookland-CUA Metro station Sunday morning, D.C. police said. Police said the man was shot just after 11 a.m. on the 900 block of Monroe Street NE, and he was taken to a hospital “conscious and breathing.” Officers are looking for a suspect and no motive has been established yet for the shooting, according to police.”

Washington Post: U.S. Park Police officer shot, injured in Northwest DC “A United States Park Police officer was shot in the leg Wednesday morning in Northwest D.C. while serving a search warrant. The shooting was reported around 7 a.m. in the 4900 block of Kansas Avenue. Officials say a search warrant was being served at a house in the area when the shooting happened. D.C. police say they are investigating to see if it was an accidental discharge was possible. The officer was was transported to MedStar Washington Hospital Center and is in stable condition.”

Police: 1 arrested after carjacking at gunpoint in DC, officers searching for 2 others “One person was arrested and police are searching for two more after an armed carjacking in D.C. Tuesday night, according to authorities. D.C. Police say a silver/blue Volkswagen was stolen at gunpoint in the 1300 block of Nicholson Street, NW. The car was later found after a suspect crashed into a guardrail in the area of Klingle Road and Beach Drive, officials say. No information on potential injuries has been released at this time.”

Washington Post: Gunpoint robbery near Cathedral in D.C.’s Cleveland Park area “It was around sundown on Monday, in the 3200 block of Klingle Road, when a gunpoint robbery was reported, D.C. police said. Six people took part in the robbery, which occurred at 5:42 p.m., authorities said, just about the time of sunset in Washington. No injuries were reported. A fragmentary initial police report did not indicate what was taken.”

Washington Post: Police release surveillance photos in vandalism of speed cameras “D.C. police have released pictures of a vehicle and a person of interest linked to the vandalism earlier this week of 11 speed cameras, mostly in Northeast Washington. The surveillance photos are dark and show a man walking along a road and a sedan or a small sport utility vehicle. Police said the photos were taken on southbound Anacostia Freeway just south of Eastern Avenue and in the 800 block of Ridge Road SE.”

NBC Washington: DC Police Raid Home in Glover Park; 1 Arrested on Drug Charges “D.C. police have raided a home in the Glover Park neighborhood and arrested a man on drug charges. The raid and arrest occurred Thursday afternoon on the 3800 block of W Street NW, just blocks west of the U.S. Naval Observatory. Firefighters were called to the house for a possible hazmat situation. They later cleared the scene. Police hauled evidence out of the house after making the arrest.”

Public Safety Updates

Fox5DC: Early delays after reports of smoke, fire in tunnel near Benning Road Metro station “Metro commuters were delayed Tuesday morning while emergency crews investigated reports of smoke and fire in a tunnel on the tracks near the Benning Road station. The incident was reported around 5:30 a.m. at the station along the 4500 block of Benning Road in Northeast D.C.”

NBC Washington: Teens Demanding Change in Gun Laws Lie Down Outside White House “Dozens of teenage students spread their bodies on the pavement in front of the White House on Monday to demand presidential action on gun control after 17 were killed in a school shooting in Florida. They were joined by parents and educators.”

Washington Post: Rescuers pull man from car after plunge off Rock Creek Parkway “A car went off Rock Creek Parkway and landed in the water Friday morning, requiring a rescue. Officials say the driver was not seriously hurt. The incident happened just after 9 a.m. near P Street NW, according to D.C. Fire officials. The car landed in about two feet of water. The driver, who was alone in the car, was transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, said Vito Maggiolo, a D.C. Fire spokesman. The crash is under investigation.”

Washington Post: Police release surveillance photos in vandalism of speed cameras “D.C. police have released pictures of a vehicle and a person of interest linked to the vandalism earlier this week of 11 speed cameras, mostly in Northeast Washington. The surveillance photos are dark and show a man walking along a road and a sedan or a small sport utility vehicle. Police said the photos were taken on southbound Anacostia Freeway just south of Eastern Avenue and in the 800 block of Ridge Road SE.”

NBC Washington: DC Police Raid Home in Glover Park; 1 Arrested on Drug Charges “D.C. police have raided a home in the Glover Park neighborhood and arrested a man on drug charges. The raid and arrest occurred Thursday afternoon on the 3800 block of W Street NW, just blocks west of the U.S. Naval Observatory. Firefighters were called to the house for a possible hazmat situation. They later cleared the scene. Police hauled evidence out of the house after making the arrest.”

If you know anyone who has information regarding suspects, please call DC police.

Posted February 23 2018 at 12:17 PM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

Get Updates