Posts Tagged ‘U Street’

Adams Morgan Has a Gang Problem That Doesn’t Exist

Jamal Coates once existed. That's something that everyone can agree on.
Everyone can also agree that due to tragic events that unfolded Tuesday afternoon, he no longer exists. Coates died of multiple gunshot wounds, according to cops. Family and friends will want to know why they lost their loved one. But the response authorities provide [...]

The Needle: Under Arrest Edition

Suspected Shooter: Authorities say they've arrested one of the men responsible for yesterday's broad daylight shooting outside a funeral on U Street. Brandon Miller, of Girard Street NW, was taken into custody late last night. Miller will be charged with the murder of Jamal Coates. Still at large, according to the Metropolitan Police Department: A [...]

Police Seek Vehicle in U Street Shooting

Some updates on the U Street drive-by shooting, after talking to Metropolitan Police Department officials:
In addition to a corpse, cops found a man with a gunshot wound to the shoulder inside the upended SUV near 11th and U streets NW. He was taken to the hospital with "non-life-threatening" injuries. So far, authorities know of only one [...]

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 [...]

The Needle: Hail Victory Edition

Dallas Sucks: Redskins beat Cowboys, 13-7, at FedEx Field, thanks mostly to Dallas penalties and fumbles that would get a kid benched in Pop Warner games. One game in, Mike Shanahan's crew already has 25 percent of the victories that Jim Zorn's team managed last year. Sadly, Dan Snyder still owns the team, which puts [...]

U Street Water Main Leaves Businesses High and Dry

A couple minutes after 4 p.m. yesterday, a water main break at the intersection of U Street and Florida Avenue NW caused a number of businesses to close early, and sent neighbors scrambling to protect their basements from flooding. The section between 16th and 18th Streets was closed to traffic for a couple hours as [...]

Photo: Who Watches Wodzianski

Artist Andrew Wodzianski sweeps up his Pop-Up Space at 1318 U Street NW.

Photo: Pooka On U Street

Pooka Outside Hamiltonian Gallery for Sunday Circus, April 18.
© 2010 Matt Dunn

Is Det. Michael Baylor’s Snowball Case Still Pending?

On Dec. 19, Det. Michael Baylor pulled a gun during a snowball fight at 14th and U Streets NW. That day, witnesses produced photos and video of the incident. Even Police Chief Cathy Lanier felt compelled to publicly admonish Baylor for his gun-toting antics. But it seems the Baylor case has yet to be completed [...]

Photos: Saying Goodbye to Donnie Simpson

Photos: MLK Day

Photos: If you have to ask, you will never know

Eyewitness Confirms: D.C. Cop Freaks Out Over Snowball Fight–Brandishes Gun

According to an eyewitness, a D.C. Police detective (pictured above w/ gun) went nuts after kids pelted his Hummer with snowballs at 14th and U Streets NW this afternoon. The veteran detective got out of his car and eventually grabbed for his gun, displaying it to the crowd. He did not immediately identify himself as [...]

Photo: Santa Drives A Pink Buick

Photo: U Street Reporter