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Man Stabbed in Southwest Alley

A man was stabbed in a rear alley near First Street SW late Sunday night. At around 11:25 p.m., officers from the First District responded went to the 1300 block of First Street SW after getting a report of a stabbing.  On the scene, the officers found a man suffering what appeared to be a non-life-threatening stab wound to the upper back.

The main told officers that he was in the rear alley when a man came up to him and stabbed him.

The victim described the suspect as a tall, slim, black male wearing dark clothing.  The victim was transported to an area hospital for further treatment.

First District detectives are actively investigating the incident.  Should anyone have any information related to the incident, please contact the First District Detectives office at (202) 299-2025, or the Metropolitan Police Department’s Command Information Center at (202) 727-9099.

Juvenile Arrested in October Homicide

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced an arrest has been made in connection to a homicide that happened on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, on the 1300 block of Half Street SW.

The shooting happened only hours before the Game 5 watch party during the Nationals World Series run. The victim, 15-year-old Thomas Johnson, was found only a few blocks from Nationals Park and not far from his home. At the time, police said that it appeared to be a targeted shooting.

Police found him at approximately 1:15 p.m., responding to reports of the sounds of gunshots. He was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services arrived on the scene and determined the victim displayed no signs consistent with life. The decedent remained on the scene until transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

On Friday, January 3, 2020, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force located and arrested 18-year-old Javon Gunter, of Southwest. He was charged with First Degree Murder While Armed (Premeditated).

In Other News

At 12:57 p.m. Saturday, a woman was arrested on the 1600 block of Benning Road on charges of Distribution of a Controlled Substance.

At 1:10 p.m. Saturday, a man and a woman were arrested on the 2500 block of Benning Road NE on charges of Simple Assault.

At 2:40 p.m. Saturday, a man was arrested on the 100 block of O Street SW on charges of Simple Assault.

At 6:24 p.m. Saturday, a woman was arrested on the 1000 block of 12th Street SE on charges of Threatening to do Bodily Harm.

At 10:13 p.m. Saturday, a man was arrested on the 1200 block of Bladensburg Road NE on charges of Carrying a Pistol Without a License.


At 12 a.m. Sunday, a car was stolen on the 1300 block of Okie Street NE.

At 12:08 a.m. Sunday, a man was arrested on the 200 block of 15th Street NE on charges of Simple Assault.

At 12:16 a.m. Sunday, there was an assault with a dangerous weapon on the 1300 block of First Street SW.

At 6:53 a.m. Sunday, there was a murder on the 1400 of Third Street SW.

At 5:40 p.m. Sunday, a man was arrested at the First District Station on charges of Leaving After Colliding –Property Damage.

At 9:43 p.m. Sunday, there was a robbery at a parking garage on the Unit block of N 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 January 5th and 6th, 2020 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.

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