Police Arrest One, Seek Another in June K Street Murder

Crime Blotter: August 14th

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Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officers announced Thursday morning at an arrest was made in a fatal shooting that happened June 22 on the 300 block of K Street SE. On Wednesday, August 14, the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force found and arrested an 18-year-old resident of Hyattsville, MD and charged him with First Degree Murder.

An additional suspect in this case was captured by a nearby surveillance camera and is also sought by police. He can be seen in the above video.

At approximately 3:18 p.m. June 22, members of the First District went to the 300 block of K Street SE after getting a report of a shooting. When they got there, officers found an unconscious man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services (DC FEMS) responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 22-year-old George Hendrix, of Southeast DC.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s Text Tip Line by sending a text message to 50411.

In Other News

At 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, a man was arrested on the 300 block of First Street SE on charges of Simple Assault.

At 8:42 p.m. Wednesday, a man was arrested on the 200 block of Second Street NE on charges of Driving Under the Influence.

At 11:15 p.m. Wednesday, a man was arrested on the Unit block of M Street SE on charges of Purse-Snatching [Theft First Degree].

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 August 15th, 2019 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.