Police Make Second Arrest in Southeast Murder

Crime blotter: November 2nd

  • Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Homicide Branch announced that a second arrest has been made in a murder that took place in the 1200 block of I Street SE on Sunday, Sept 10th.

At approximately 5:56 p.m. that day, members of the First District responded to the reports of the sounds of gunshots at that address. 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, 2017, the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.  The decedent has been identified as 24-year-old Carl Hardy of Northeast.

On Thursday, October 26th, 2017, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, a 16-year-old juvenile male from Southeast was arrested and charged as an adult with First Degree Murder While Armed.

On Thursday, November 2nd, 2017, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, a 17 year-old juvenile male from Southeast, DC, was arrested and charged as an adult with First Degree Murder While Armed.

The Washington Post reports that Police said in an affidavit that the shooting was linked to disagreements between groups or ‘crews’, one in Potomac Gardens and another in Wellington Park.

The Post reported that one of the two suspects had apparently boasted of the shooting on social media. Police later found a weapon matching the one used in the murder at his home.

In Other News

At 6:05 a.m. Thursday, there was a robbery on the 300 block of K Street NE.

At 1:36 p.m. Thursday, there was a theft on the 1500 block of F Street NE.

At 4:00 p.m. Thursday, a car was stolen on the 300 block of E Street SW.

At 6:05 p.m. Thursday, there was a burglary on the 2000 block of E Street NE.

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 November 3rd, 2017 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.