Police Investigate Shots Fired in Southwest Tuesday

Crime Blotter: May 14


On the evening of Tuesday, May 14, at around 6:40 p.m., officers from MPD’s First District went to the 1500 block of First Street SW after reports of possible shots being fired.  When they got there, officers found several shell casings and located a vehicle on the unit block of O St SW that had been hit by bullets.

No lookout was immediately offered.

The case is being actively investigated by First District Detectives. Investigators can be reached at (202) 299-2025, should you have any information about the incident.  Alternatively, information can be forwarded to investigators by contacting the Metropolitan Police Department’s Command Information Center at (202) 727-9099 or the Text Tip Line by texting 50411.

In Other News

At 3:55 p.m. Tuesday, a man was arrested on the 300 block of First Street SE on charges of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.

At around 11 a.m. Tuesday, five women and three men were arrested at the Canon House Office Building on charges of Crowding, Obstructing or Incommoding during a protest action.

At 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, a man was arrested on the 2000 block of H Street NE on charges of Threatening to Kidnap or Injure a Person.

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 May 15th, 2019 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.