Posts Tagged ‘Washington Highlands’

Note to Process Servers: Try D.C. Jail

The alleged mastermind of a mass shooting is, for reasons unrelated to the carnage, being sued by a car insurance company. The State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company wants $40,000 from Orlando Carter.
Prosecutors believe that Carter, allegedly a small-time drug dealer who operated in the Washington Highlands area, and three of his buddies attacked a throng [...]

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 [...]

Bullets Abound at Wingate Apartments

The site of a bungled robbery that kicked off one of the worst shooting sprees in D.C. history was the scene of yet more gunplay yesterday Friday.
An adult male was shot inside the Wingate Apartments in Washington Highlands, according to police. The victim is stable.
Cops say the  man suspected of pulling the trigger is known, [...]

Shooting Victims’ Kin Outraged After Cops Arrest Wrong Kid [UPDATED]

An angry Norman Williams stood outside Metropolitan Police Headquarters on Thursday afternoon holding a photo of his late son, Jordan Howe.
About an hour earlier, Williams says, he received a call from the U.S. Attorney's office: "I want to tell you something before you see it in the news," Williams recalls the caller saying, "they're releasing the 14 [...]

Shooting Victims’ Kin Point Blame at Prosecutors

Family members of the victims in a deadly drive-by shooting last month that killed four and wounded five in Washington Highlands have demanded to know why a suspect in the brutal killings wasn't arrested sooner.
Police reportedly tried to arrest Orlando Carter, 20, for his alleged involvement in another murder just eight days earlier, the March 22 slaying of fellow 20-year-old Jordan Howe, but couldn't [...]

The Blotter: I Got Drunk and Stole What?

Campus Safety: Two students reported sexual assaults last week. One occurred in a Georgetown University dorm on April 9. Campus police issued an alert detailing what happened:
“The complainant had left her room and was walking downstairs toward the basement. As the complainant was heading downstairs, an unknown male followed her and said to her 'Hey [...]

First Funeral Service for Mass Shooting Victim Held

At the funeral service earlier today for Tavon Antonio Nelson, one of four youths killed in a recent Washington Highlands drive-by shooting in which five were also injured, the victim's uncle, Kenneth Nelson, gave the eulogy: "Tavon Nelson was born August 7, 1992 at 7:31 p.m. to Michelle Veronica Nelson and Morris Collins. Tavon departed [...]

Police Wanted Drive-By Suspect Locked Up Last Week

UPDATED 11:40 P.M.
In the days leading up to last night's horrendous drive-by shooting in Washington Highlands, police had sought an arrest warrant for one of the men thought to have carried out the crime.
Orlando Simms Carter, 26 20, now under arrest for the deadly drive-by, was suspected by police to have played a part in [...]

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