On Saturday, Feb. 23 at around 1 a.m., Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officers went to the 7-Eleven on the 900 block of Bladensburg Road NE after receiving reports of a man down.
Upon arrival, they found an adult male with an apparent gunshot wound to the torso. The victim was conscious and breathing. He was rushed to hospital and is in stable condition.
Anyone who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099. You can also text your tip to the Department’s Text Tip Line at 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.
Arrest in K Street Armed Robbery
At around 5:50 a.m. on Saturday, police went to the 700 block of K Street NE for reports of an armed robbery. The complainant said that he was sitting in a red Ford Focus with a suspect. The man pulled out a handgun and took the victim’s cell phone, money and debit card.
Police had already noted a similar car in near the 900 block of K Street NE. A few minutes later they found the vehicle on the 2000 block of West Virginia Avenue. The subject was positively identified and his weapon was recovered.
In Other News
At 1:36 a.m. Saturday, a woman was arrested on the 1100 block of 21st Place NE on charges of Simple Assault.
At 2:58 a.m. Saturday, there was an assault with a dangerous weapon on the 800 block of Bladensburg Road NE.
At 2:45 p.m. there was an assault with a dangerous weapon on the 1500 block of Benning Road NE.
At 8:37 p.m. Saturday, there was a robbery at a home on the 700 block of Kentucky Avenue SE.
At 12:39 a.m. Sunday, a car was stolen on the 200 block of East Capitol Street.
At 9 a.m. Sunday, a man was arrested on the 700 block of C Street SE on charges of Simple Assault.
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 February 24th and 25th, 2019 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.