Police Investigate Gunshots in Southwest, Southeast

Crime Blotter: July 9

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Shortly after noon on Tuesday, July 9th a gun was fired on the 1500 block of First Street SW. The gunshots damaged a car and two air conditions. Police were unable to located any victims.

Later the same day at around 11:40 p.m., officers were called to the 1100 block of K Street SE for reports of gunshots. There they found several vehicles with gunshot damage. No victims were located at the scene.

A dark-colored Toyota Camry was seen leaving the area of the southeast and is sought  a vehicle of interest.

The case is being investigated by MPD Detectives. Investigators can be reached at (202) 299-2025, should you have any information about the incident.  Alternatively, information can be forwarded to investigators by contacting the Metropolitan Police Department’s Command Information Center at (202) 727-9099 or the Text Tip Line by texting 50411.

In Other News

At 7:37 p.m. Tuesday, a man was arrested on the 600 block of Maryland Avenue SW on charges of Panhandling.

At 12 p.m. Tuesday, a man was arrested on the 700 block of 19th 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 July 10th, 2019 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.