Peaceful Protests Downtown, Gun Violence in Southeast

Weekend Crime Blotter

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As protests in the District continued peacefully through the weekend, police fielded multiple calls reporting gun violence in the District’s neighborhood streets, largely in the Southeast quadrant of the city.

At around 2:44 a.m. Monday morning, First District officers went to the 1200 block of I St SE after getting reports of the sounds of gunshots, followed immediately by a call for a traffic crash in the block.  Officers found a Dodge sedan that had collided with two parked vehicles in the block. The occupant[s] had fled on foot.  There was evidence of gunfire as well as damage to several other parked vehicles in the block.  There were no injuries reported as a result of this incident.

The lack of injury was fortunate, as this incident was only one of many shootings reported by DC Police in the District, one of them fatal. A man was shot at in the early morning at 2111 32nd Pl. SE in the Hillcrest neighborhood. He was pronounced dead on the scene. Three others were shot that same morning, but were transported to local hospital. A woman was shot on the 1400 block of Downing St. NE and a 26 year-old man was shot on the 2300 block of Raynolds Place SE. A 39-year-old woman was shot around 2 a.m on the 800 block of Chesapeake St. SE in Woodland Terrace.

A 35-year-old man was shot at around 12:10 a.m. Monday morning on the 1800 block of Q Street SE.

Violent Purse Snatch

At around 12:30 a.m., a woman told MPD officers that she was walking southbound on the 300 block of 13th St NE when she was approached from behind by a man.  He punched her and attempted to take her purse.  The victim struggled to keep her purse until the suspect fled because a neighbor came outside to investigate the commotion. 

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 15-16 years old and wearing a red hoodie.  The victim sustained minor injuries as a result of the assault.

First District Detectives are actively investigating these incidents.  Should any member of the public have information or video related to the incident, please contact the First District Detectives Unit at (202) 299-2025, or the Metropolitan Police Department’s Command Information Center at (202) 727-9099. You can also text tips, video or photos anonymously to the DC Text Tip Line at 50411.

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