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Thursday 5 PM Shooting, 1400 Block of R Street NW

by Borderstan.com — November 17, 2011 at 6:50 pm 5 Comments

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Looking west on R Street NW from 14th Street NW around 5:30 pm Thursday. (Luis Gomez Photos)

More photos of the crime scene are on Borderstan’s Facebook page.

From Luis Gomez. Catch his photos on Picplz and at One Photograph A Day. Follow him on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos.

One man was shot at 4:53 pm Thursday on the 1400 block of R Street NW. According to bystanders and police, the man was shot in the middle of the street, possibly in front of 1416 R Street NW. DC Police blocked off the entire 1400 block with tape; pedestrians were not being allowed to enter the area on R Street between Johnson Avenue and 14th Street NW.

According to The Washington Post, a police spokesman said they are looking for a suspect “described as a 30-year-old man wearing a white T-shirt.”

Police ask that anyone with information call the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099 or 1-888-919-CRIME (1-888-919-2746) or text at 50411.

Following is the Police Alert:

Police Alert-Shooting. Shooting,1653,1400 Block R St.NW,No Description at this time DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #I20110597825

Comments (5)

  1. I am a parent with a child at Garrison and have gotten to know several parents who are residents of the public housing on the 1400 block of R St. In fact I first heard of the shooting at school this morning. These are just great people who are great parents who don’t make a lot of money.

    It is my understanding that part of the problem is that two of the buildings share an owner who is very responsible and whose management company does a great job. The other two buildings share an owner whose management company is terrible. The consensus seems to be that there is a level of permissiveness, tolerance of bad behavior and downright complicity on the part of the management company that contributes to the mayhem. As in years past, it also seems to be the case that much of the problem can be traced to non-residence to whom residence are extending “hospitality” or at least tolerating.

    It’s going to take the tenants demanding better management and professional security. That’s very easy to say. Coming face-to-face with the very people you are trying to oust must be intimidating — especially when it is where you live and where your children live. One mom is probably going to move. If she does, it will be a shame and a loss to the community. I wish there were a way the community could join with the residents there to force the owner to clean up his act. If he would just hire the company that is managing the buildings next door, it could make a world of difference.

  2. Buildings 1420 and 1424 are owned by the same irresponsible owner – it’s really where the scofflaws are allowed to do virtually anything they want. Btw, this is not “public housing” from what I understand but rather subsidized housing which means that the tenants receive “some” help with rent. The owner of 1416, 1428, 1432, 1436, and 1440 is by far the most responsible owner. The owner has provided activities for the kids and adults living in the five buildings. No need to defame an owner that’s being responsible. It’s only two buildings according to police where the calls for service are coming from: 1420 and 424.

  3. The five buildings you mentioned were renovated a couple of years ago. They also went to a tiered-income system. The idea is to have tenants who are paying various amounts in rent based on income levels. A handful of the apartments also go at market rate.

  4. If they would just go ahead and raze the public housing projects on R Street NW, the crime in the DuPont/Logan neighborhood area would drop by an order of magnitude. Just sayin…

  5. there was a second shooting (not sure if anyone was hit) around 3:30 am the following Saturday. The situation on R Street is increasingly worse and downright scary. I moved to a beautiful home in the 1400 block of R Street not knowing the situation in the buildings mentioned. I’m seriously considering moving as it is intimidating to simply walk the street anytime of day. I don’t understand why DC Police isn’t doing a better job of monitoring the open containers (drinking) and drug use occurring right out in the open.

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