Marine Shot Tuesday Morning at Barracks

Crime Blotter: January 1

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Just after 5 a.m. Tuesday, Jan 1st, police went to the Washington Marine Corps Barracks at Eighth and I Streets SE after receiving reports of the shooting of an on-duty Marine. Police said the scene was contained on the base, and police are conducting an investigation. Initial reports said that the shooting incident was thought to be accidental but not self-inflicted.

The marine was transferred to hospital but did not survive.

Police said there was no threat to the public.

In Other News

At 3:50 a.m. Tuesday there was a robbery on the 1700 block of D Street NE.

At 4:21 a.m. Tuesday, there was an assault with a dangerous weapon on the 2100 block of H Street NE.

At 8:36 a.m. Tuesday, a woman was arrested on the 1200 block of G Street SE on charges of Possession of Unregistered Firearm.

At 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, a man was arrested on the 1400 block of G Street NE on charges of Possession of a Bb Gun.

At 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, a man was arrested on the 1300 block of First Street SW on charges of Threats to do Bodily Harm.

At 7:43 p.m. Tuesday, there was a robbery on the Eighth 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 January 1st, 2019 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.