Unidentified Man Murdered in Northeast

Weekend Crime Blotter

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The crime blotter returns after a short hiatus occasioned by the paternity leave of writer Elizabeth O’Gorek. Any questions or comments should be directed to liz@hillrag.com

At around 5 a.m. Sunday, May 20, a citizen called the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) to report sounds of guns shots in the 1900 block of Capitol Avenue NE.

MPD Fifth District officers responded to the call for service. Upon entering an apartment building unit they found an adult male suffering from several gunshot wounds to his torso.  DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services (FEMS) responded but were unable to revive the unidentified man.

Anyone who has knowledge of this incident should please contact the First District Detectives Unit at 202-299-2025, or the Command Information Center at 202-727-9099.  Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s Text Tip Line by sending a text message to 50411.

MPD offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia.

Police Recovery BB Gun

Members of the Fifth District Crime Suppression Team (CST) recovered a Daisy Power line BB Gun during the course of a traffic stop on Sunday, May 20 at 9:14 pm on the 1700 block of Benning Road NE.

The driver of the vehicle was subsequently placed under arrest for Possession of a BB Gun on Public Space and driving without a permit.

In Other News

At 3:48 a.m. Saturday, a woman was arrested on the 1900 block of Massachusetts Ave SE on charges of Threatening to do Bodily Harm.

At 7 a.m. Sunday, a car was stolen on the 1200 block of Fifth Street NE.

At 1:40 a.m. Sunday, a man was arrested on the 1200 block of Half Street SE on charges of Threatening to do Bodily Harm.

At 4:06 a.m. Sunday, there was an assault with a dangerous weapon on the 1200 block of Bladensburg Road NE.

At 6:30 a.m. Sunday, there was a robbery on the 1500 block of Benning Road NE.

At 9:10 a.m. Sunday, a man was arrested at the First District Station (101 M Street SW) on charges of Murder I.

At 7:40 p.m. Sunday, a woman was arrested on the 500 block of H 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 May 20th and 21st,, 2018 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.