Police Seek Suspects in Northeast Armed Assault

Crime Blotter: March 26th 

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Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Fifth District seek the public’s assistance in identifying several suspects after an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun) offense that occurred on Wednesday, March 21 in the 1500 block of Benning Road NE.

At approximately 5:40 p.m., the victim was at the listed location when he was struck by gunfire.  He was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The suspects were captured by a nearby surveillance camera and can be seen in these photos and in the above video.

Courtesy MPD 5D List Serv

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 11:51 p.m. Tuesday, a woman was arrested on the 1900 block of Massachusetts Avenue SE on charges of Simple Assault.

At 1:40 a.m. Tuesday, a man was arrested on the 2200 block of H Street NE on charges of Threatening to do Bodily Harm.

At 5:14 p.m. Thursday, there was a robbery in the 1800 block of Potomac Avenue 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 27th, 2018 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.