Police Seek Information in Southwest Murder

Crime Blotter: June 10th

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On Monday just after midnight, Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) First District Officers responded to 911 calls reporting a shooting at 45 P Street SW.  Officers arrived quickly and found the victim on the stoop of the residence. The victim had multiple gunshot wounds. Police said the victim was conscious and breathing on the scene, “but took a turn for the worse at the hospital and was pronounced dead.”

If you have any information, please contact Detective Christopher Bastian at 202-645-9600, or any member of the Homicide Branch, 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.

In Other News

At 2 a.m. Monday, there was a robbery on the 800 block of Ninth Street NE.

At 6:03 p.m. Monday, a car was stolen on the 400 block of L’Enfant Plaza SW.

At 9 p.m. Monday, a man was arrested on the 1000 block of Maryland Avenue NE on charges of Simple Assault.

At 11:55 p.m. Monday, a woman was arrested on the Unit block of K Street SE 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 June 11th, 2018 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.