Police Make Arrest in Potomac Metro Shooting

Crime blotter: November 16th

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At around 10:20 p.m. Wednesday night, Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) First District officers were near 13th and Pennsylvania Avenues SE when they heard several gunshots.

Officers rushed to the sounds, and found a man suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound near the entrance to the Potomac Metro Station. The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

The suspect also shot into the hood of a Dodge Dart vehicle in the course of the incident.

The officers obtained a description of the suspect, and found a person matching the description entering a residence on the 1200 block of I Street SE. The suspect, a juvenile male, was arrested after investigation.

If anyone has an information about this offense, call MPD at 202-727-9099.  Information can also be sent via text message to 50411.

In Other News

At 4:43 p.m. Thursday, a man was arrested on the 400 block of Seventh Street SW on charges of Fraud Second Degree — $1000 or more.

At 11:56 a.m. Thursday, a man was arrested on the Unit block of Independence Avenue SW on charges of Reckless Driving.

At 10:27 p.m. Thursday, there was a burglary on the Unit block of I Street SE.

At 8:22 p.m. Thursday, there was a robbery in the 600 block of South Carolina Avenue SE.

At 5:14 p.m. Thursday, there was a robbery in the 1800 block of Potomac Avenue SE.

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 November 17th, 2017 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.