From Cody Telep. Follow him on Twitter @codywt, email him at cody[AT]borderstan.com.
Two unrelated gun crimes were reported in Borderstan late Saturday and early Sunday morning, by the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).
18th and Florida NW Gun Robbery
At about 11:50 pm, a victim was robbed at gunpoint in an alley near 18th Street and Florida Avenue NW by two suspects.
The first suspect, who was armed with a black handgun, is described as a black male about 6’2″ tall with a dark complexion and dreadlocks last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt. The second suspect is described as a black male about 6’2″ tall with a medium complexion last seen wearing a red jacket.
Shooting at 8th and N NW
At about 3:45 am on Sunday, April 21, MPD reported a shooting at 8th and N Streets NW. According to a post from police, an officer patrolling in the area heard the sound of gunshots and found a victim who had been shot in the lower leg. He was taken to the hospital for treatment. The suspect was described as a black male with a red shirt and was seen fleeing the scene on foot.
Attempted Robbery at 14th and W NW
Earlier, on Saturday, police made an arrest in an attempted robbery near 14th and W Streets NW, according to a post. A suspect grabbed the victim around the neck and demanded money. He fled after the victim yelled for police and was apprehended a short time later by plainclothes officers. The suspect was arrested for assault with intent to rob.
Anyone with information in any of these cases is asked to call the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099.