Posts Tagged ‘shooting’

Triple Shooting Near Howard University

The Washington Post is reporting that a triple shooting occurred at around 7:40 p.m. tonight near Howard University.
"While they investigate, police have closed 8th Street NW between and V Street and Barry Place, near a Howard dormitory and the 9:30 club. Southbound lanes of Georgia Avenue are closed at Barry Place," says the Post." The [...]

Prosecutors Portray Intern Murder Suspect as Bully

Alonte Suttton, 18, may have died from standing up to a bully.
Charging papers filed today at the arraignment of alleged gunman Omare Ishmael Cotton, aka "Spade," 28, indicate the suspect and victim got into several fights prior to the murder.
A witness cited in the documents points to Cotton as the instigator. The witness says Cotton was angry with Sutton for denying [...]

Euclid Stoop Shooters Caught on Camera

According to court documents, the names of the suspects arrested for a shooting that took place at 17th and Euclid Streets NW last week, which seemingly targeted people sitting on a well-known stoop there, are Daniel Martin and Derek Brawner. Brawner was incorrectly identified as Derrick Warner in an email Ward [...]

Photos: Police Tape

Graham Identifies Euclid Street Stoop Shooters

Ward 1 Councilmemeber Jim Graham says via listserv that the suspects arrested for taking shots at three people occupying the stoop of a home in the 1700 block of Euclid Street NW yesterday are D.C. residents Daniel Martin, 20, and Derrick Warner, 18.  Martin and Warner allegedly sped by on a moped to deliver the [...]

Bullets Disturb Family Gathering Spot on Euclid

It's an unusual day at the stoop on 1701 Euclid Street. It's usually a tranquil hangout spot where generations of the Bennett family and their friends relax and socialize. Today, shots were fired. According to Theresa Bennett, who lives at 1701, and who rushed home from dining at a restaurant in [...]

Nine Shot in Drive-By

There was a mass shooting on the 4000 block of South Capitol Street SE Tuesday night at around 7:30 p.m. On the scene, cops gave details that may or may not pan out: The shooters pulled up in a van and unloaded on a porch full of people. Six are shot. Three are dead. The [...]

Shooting Allegedly Caught On Crime Camera

After 9 p.m., a man was shot in the leg along the 2200 block of Champlain Street NW* in Adams Morgan. Why is this such a big deal? Because a D.C. Police crime camera allegedly caught all the action. This could be the first time police cameras actually provided useful footage. We have argued that [...]

D.C. Police Shoot Suicidal Man

At about 10 a.m. this morning, Seventh District officers and D.C. Fire and EMS personnel responded to the 3300 block of 18th Street SE for the report of a suicide attempt. Officers were unable to gain entry into the apartment. After forcing their way in, an adult male allegedly armed with a knife "lunged toward [...]

Photos: Shooting, Columbia Heights

Public Transit Woes: How Safe Are We?

When it comes to public transportation, residents of the greater Washington area are relatively fortunate.  Metro trains and buses come with relative frequency, they are clean (for the most part), and they can accommodate the masses of commuters and tourists that congregate in this city.  But since Saturday, four people have died at local transit [...]

Holocaust Museum Security Guard Has Died

The Associated Press is reporting that the Holocaust Memorial Museum guard shot today by a gunman has died at George Washington University Hospital.
He has been identified as Stephen Tyrone Johns, and had worked at the museum for six years.
UPDATE, 5:10 P.M.: The museum has posted a statement on its Web site: "There are no words [...]

Latest on Holocaust Shooting

Sgt. David Schlosser just gave a briefing on this afternoon's shooting at the U.S. Holocaust Museum. Here are the key points:
*A lone gunman entered the building around 12:50 p.m. The man was armed with a long gun, and it's unclear at this point whether it was a rifle or a shotgun.

Shooting At Holocaust Museum; Alleged Perp James Von Brunn Had Criminal Record

5:28 p.m. Update: Von Brunn appears to be the classic drifter with stops in New York City, Maryland, Florida, California, New Hampshire and back to Maryland. NY Daily News interviews his ex-wife: "'He used to make the statement that he was going out with his boots on,' she said."
5:14 p.m. Update: Von Brunn writes of [...]

Grahamstanding on “Notorious” Champlain Street

After two officers were injured and a suspect was fatally shot early Saturday morning at Champlain and Kalorama streets in Adams Morgan, Councilmember Jim Graham got on the Listserv, of course. Rather than merely informing residents of the incident and investigation, he offered up some pats on his own back for efforts to open Champlain [...]