Two Shot Thursday on Benning Road NE

Crime Blotter: March 22nd

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According to information provided by Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), two people were shot Thursday afternoon near the intersection of Benning Road and 17th Street NE, although as Hill Rag reported yesterday afternoon, one victim was discovered by police after they answered reports from the southeastern part of the city.

Thursday afternoon at approximately 3:31 p.m., MPD First District officers responded to the area of 17th and East Capitol Streets SE for the report of a shooting. They found an adult male suffering from a single gunshot wound to his torso.

While on the scene, officers confirmed that the victim was actually shot in the area of 17th Street and Benning Road, NE, in the Fifth District.

Between 3:30 p.m. and 6:40 p.m. Thursday, 17th Street was closed in a southbound direction from East Capitol and the 1700 block of East Capitol NE was blocked westbound for the investigation.

The lookout provided is for a black male, 25 years of age and wearing black jacket and blue jeans.

Police also responded to reports of a shooting at about 3:50 p.m. on the 1700 block of Benning Road NE. That victim was reportedly shot once in the buttock, and treated at a local hospital. There is no lookout for any suspects in that case.

Anyone with information about either of these cases 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.

Crime Solvers of Washington, DC, currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for a crime committed in the District of Columbia.

In Other News

At 10:07 a.m. Thursday a woman was arrested on the 2000 block of C Street NE on charges of Speeding and Reckless Driving.

At 12:07 p.m. Thursday, there was an assault with a dangerous weapon on the 1700 block of E Street NE.

At 12:10 p.m. Thursday, a man was arrested on the 300 block of 21st Street NE on charges of Speeding and Reckless Driving.

At 4:56 p.m. Thursday, there was an assault with a dangerous weapon on the 1700 block of Benning Road NE.

At 4:50 p.m. Thursday, a man was arrested on the 1900 block of Maryland Avenue NE on charges of Leaving After Colliding — Property Damage.

At 9:57 p.m. Thursday, there was an assault in the course of a robbery on the 1300 block of E Street SE.

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 March 23rd, 2018 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.