Northeast Resident Finds Handgun in Back Yard

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On Tuesday, April 2, a resident of the 1500 Block of A Street NE found a semi-automatic handgun laying in their backyard and immediately reported it to police. Metropolitan Police Department’ (MPD) First District officers came and secured the weapon, sending it for investigative processing by the Department of Forensic Sciences.

Officers do not know yet how the weapon got there or why it was left in the yard.

Anyone with additional information about this case is encouraged to telephone First District Detectives at 202-299-2025, the Command Information Center at 202-727-9099 or anonymously text the tip line at 50411.