Police Investigate Murder of 16-Year-Old in Northeast

Weekend crime blotter

Police are looking for this 2017 white Kia Sorento SUV with Maryland tags 1DD2833 and possible front-end damage. The vehicle is sought in connection with the murder of a 16-year-old girl in Northeast DC Thursday night. Image: MPD 1D List Serv

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in the 1000 block of Mount Olivet Road NE on Thursday Jan. 25th.

At approximately 3:10 p.m., members of the Fifth District arrived at that address in response to reports of shots fired. When they got inside the home, police found a 16-year-old girl suffering from a gunshot wound.

The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries. On Sunday, January 28th she succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead.

Police say that their early information suggests that this might be a case of domestic violence.

Police are looking for a vehicle of interest. It is described as a 2017 white Kia Sorento SUV with Maryland tag of 1DD2833 and may have front end damage. The vehicle can be seen in the photo above.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. 

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.

In Other News

At 11 a.m. Saturday, a woman was arrested on the 1300 block of Potomac Avenue SE on charges of Theft Second Degree.

At 6:19 p.m. Saturday, a woman was arrested on the 600 block of 17th Street NE on charges of Robbery.

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 January 28th and 29th, 2017 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.