Posts Tagged ‘shooting’

Did This Republican Congressman from Arkansas Blame Democrats for Shooting Near Capitol?

When shots were fired outside the U.S. Capitol today, Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Ark., reacted quickly.
Gun shots outside the Capitol.
— Tim Griffin (@TimGriffinAR2) October 3, 2013
He then went and sheltered in place in the House cloakroom, per instructions from police.
I am in House Cloakroom off the Floor.
— Tim Griffin (@TimGriffinAR2) October 3, 2013
While he was there, he [...]

Shots Fired Near Capitol After Car Chase From White House

A car chase that began near the White House ended in a shooting near the Capitol this afternoon.
The car "attempted to pass a barricade in the vicinity of the White House," where uniformed Secret Service agents tried to stop it, U.S. Capitol Police Chief Kim Dine says. Police chased the car to the corner of 1st [...]

The Needle: Mass Tragedy in the District

Mass Tragedy: The tragedy coming out of the District this morning was heard around the world. At least one gunman opened fire at the Naval Sea Systems Command this morning killing 12 people and injuring a Metro police officer. The suspect, who was killed, has been identified as Aaron Alexis. Not enough minuses for this [...]

3 Shot Near Congress Heights School

WUSA9 reports that three teenagers have apparently been shot in different locations near Congress Heights Elementary School in Ward 8.
According to MPD, "one shooting occurred in the 500 block of Alabama SE. The second shooting happened in the 3300 block of 4th St SE. The third happened in the 800 block of Wheeler Hill SE." [...]

The Needle: Shots Fired Edition

Pentagon, Defend Thyself: When building a massive military office complex in northern Virginia, the Pentagon's designers probably figured there wasn't any reason to deck the place out like an actual fort; it's been almost 200 years since the British sacked Washington, so why put big guns on the Defense Department headquarters to repel invaders? The [...]

Drive-By Shooting on U Street Makes for Double Tragedy

Tragedy was compounded this afternoon for people attending Ashley McRae's funeral at Walker Memorial Baptist Church. Just after the service ended around noon, a car tore down U Street NW, with someone inside firing shots. Some of the mourners had been getting into a tan SUV, which was hit. The SUV then sped down the [...]

Why Did Police Shoot a Dog in Adams Morgan?

A day after a Metropolitan Police Department officer shot and killed a dog during Adams Morgan Day, it's still not entirely clear exactly what happened during the incident.
Scott Fike, a 25-year veteran of the department, shot the dog, named Parrot, after intervening in an altercation between two dogs on 18th Street. Aaron Block, the 25-year old [...]

Cops Have Eyed 17th & Euclid For Years

Last night's shooting near 17th Street NW, Euclid Street and Mozart Place drew police to an area of Adams Morgan that they've been watching for years. In 2004, Washington City Paper's Jason Cherkis wrote about the scene at the corner of 17th and Euclid, where the Bennett family lives—and the allegations by authorities, and neighbors, [...]

Adams Morgan Shooting Victim Dies: Retaliation to Follow?

The victim in Wednesday night's shooting in Adams Morgan died of his wounds, The Washington Post is reporting. Mozart Place NW, in the vicinity of Euclid Street, was swarmed with Metropolitan Police Department officers following the shooting. MPD has been investigating the incident as a homicide.
According to an e-mail sent to an Adams Morgan online [...]

Shooting in Congress Heights

An adult male was shot this afternoon near Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE and Malcolm X Avenue SE. Police say the victim is conscious and alert. D.C. EMTs are transporting him, in serious condition, to a trauma center. Peaceaholics founder Ron Moten tells City Paper the victim is a 34-year-old man, and the shooting came [...]

Weekend in Review: Summer Solstice Edition

Break out the bongos, hippies! Monday marks the summer solstice, when the sun hits its highest angle of the year. Expect highs in the 90s with a strong chance of drum circles. The annual astronomical event means summer has now officially arrived. And D.C. cops are, naturally, quite busy. Tis the season for peak crime, after all (curfew at 11 p.m., kids): WaPo [...]

D.C.’s Troubled Go-Go Scene Continues to Attract the Cops

A fierce Friday night in the District produced two shootings and six victims, two of which have died. The Washington Post reports:
"One victim was a 16-year-old District youth and the other was a 36-year-old Clinton man. The shootings occurred within an hour and 10 minutes, one in the 5900 block of Georgia Avenue in the [...]

Fatal Shooting in Brentwood

Police say a man was fatally shot at about 1:00 p.m today inside a building in the 2100 block of 3rd Street NE. An MPD press release identifies the victim as Calvin Godsey, a 38 year-old male of the same block. Lt. Nicholas Breul tells City Desk via email that the shooter "may [...]

Argument Over Marijuana Quality Led to Triple Shooting

According to an arrest warrant, the triple shooting near Howard University on June 9 was over weed. The documents indicate that four men in a White Chevrolet Yukon near the corner of 8th and V streets NW were attempting to do a drug deal around 7:30 p.m. when things went sideways.
An argument ensued "over the quality [...]

Our Morning Roundup: Better Drinking Through Advertising

Thirsty on this cloudy morning? How bout a nice tall glass In response to the waterborne lead crisis, the District's Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) is ushering in a "new era" with a new name and new logo. WaPo's Mike DeBonis reports the agency is rebranding itself "D.C. Water," at a cost of around $160,000 to [...]