Shots Fired in Benning Road Argument

Crime Blotter: February 13th


Police are looking for a man who pulled out a gun during an argument early Thursday morning.

At around 1:09 a.m. Feb. 13, two people got in an argument on the 1800 block of Benning Road NE. One pulled out a handgun and fired shots at the other, then fled the scene.

Fortunately, no injuries were reported.

The suspect was captured on a nearby surveillance camera and can be seen in the video above. Anyone who has knowledge of this person or incident video should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or 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.

In Other News

At 2:19 a.m. Thursday, there was an assault with a dangerous weapon on the 1800 block of Benning Road NE.

At 11:26 a.m. Thursday, a car was stolen from outside a government building on the 1300 block of D Street SW.

At 2:05 p.m. Thursday, a car was stolen on the 600 block of 12th Street NE.

At 6 p.m. Thursday, a woman was arrested on the 600 block of Tenth Street NE 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 14th, 2020 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.