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Youth Arrested in September Homicide

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Homicide Branch announced that they have made an arrest in a murder that happened in the 1200 block of I Street SE on Sunday, September 10th.

At approximately 5:56 p.m. that day, members of the First District responded to reports of the sounds of gunshots. When they got there, officers found an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and EMS responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

On Sunday October 1st, the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.  The decedent was identified as 24-year-old Carl Hardy of Northeast.

On Thursday, October 26th, 2017 a 16-year-old from Southeast was arrested and charged as an adult with First Degree Murder While Armed.

In Other News

At 5:53 p.m. Wednesday, a man was arrested on the 200 block of N Street SW on charges of Operating of All-Terrain Vehicles and Dirt Bikes.

Reporting Illegal Activity

Prompt and detailed reporting of suspicious activities helps prevent crime. If a citizen sees suspicious activity, or any activity that seems out of the ordinary, immediately call 911.

When reporting suspicious activity, give an accurate description. Here are some things to include:

  • Brief description of the activity;
  • Date, time and location of the activity;
  • Physical identifiers of anyone you observed;
  • Descriptions of vehicles;
  • Information about where people involved in suspicious activities may have gone;
  • Your name and contact information.

“As we continue to work with our community in the prevention of crime, we ask that if you see something suspicious you contact us immediately,” says First District Commander Morgan C. Kane, MPA.

The Blotter is based on the reports posted on October 26th, 2017 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.

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