Man Assaulted at Gunpoint Tuesday in Northeast

Crime Blotter: February 24th

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At around 4:33 a.m. Tuesday morning, a man was assaulted at gunpoint on the 1500 block of Benning Road NE. A lookout was issued for a black male between 15 and 20 years old, with dreadlocks. He was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and blue and orange sneakers and was carrying a handgun.

Shooting on Unit Block M Street NW

At around midnight Feb. 24, police responded to reports of gunshots on the unit block of M Street NW. When they got there, they found a man suffering from a single gunshot wound in his back. His injuries were not critical.

A parked vehicle and two nearby homes were also damaged.

Anyone who has knowledge of these incidents or applicable 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 1:10 a.m. Monday, a man was arrested on the 1700 block of E Street NE on charges of Threatening to Kidnap or Injure a Person.

At 9 a.m. Monday, a man was arrested on the 2100 block of Maryland Avenue NE on charges of Simple Assault.

At 9:19 p.m. Monday, a woman was arrested on the 900 block of 21st Street NE on charges of Simple Assault.

At 10:21 p.m. Monday, a man was arrested on the 300 block of Fourth Street NE on charges of Driving Under the Influence.

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 25th, 2020 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.