Gunshots Reported in Southeast Friday Night

Weekend crime blotter


At about 8:14 p.m. Friday, Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) First District officers responded to calls reporting gunshots around the area of the 1800 block of A Street SE.

Officers investigated and confirmed that a black male wearing tan pants and a white shirt had been seen standing in the middle of the intersection of 18th and A Streets SE. He faced eastward and fired a pistol. No victims were identified, and no damage to property was reported.

The investigation is ongoing. Police have increased their midnight patrols in the area, and they are looking for anyone who might have video that captured the event.

If you have any information about this case, please call police at 202-727-9099, or text the TEXT TIP LINE at 50411. The First District Detectives Office can be reached at 202-299-2025.

In Other News

At 9:05 p.m. Saturday, a man was arrested on the 1600 block of Massachusetts Avenue SE on charges of Threats to do Bodily Harm.

At 9:00 p.m. Saturday, a man was arrested on the 1900 block of D Street SE on charges of Assault on a Police Officer.

At 2:26 p.m. Sunday, a man was arrested on the 1600 block of Benning Road NE on charges of Distribution of a Controlled Substance.

At 5:58 p.m. Sunday, there was an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon in the 1200 block of I Street SE.

At 8:48 p.m. Sunday, a car was stolen in the 400 block of Tenth Street NE.

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 September 10th and 11th, 2017 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.