Man Fatally Shot at 14th and V Streets NW

by Tim Regan September 22, 2015 at 9:00 pm 2,180 9 Comments

Shooting at 14th and V NW, photo courtesy of Nick Veach

(Updated at 8:17 a.m. Thursday; police have identified the victim and the shooter.)

A man was shot near 14th and V streets NW last night, said D.C. Police.

The man was transported from the scene to an area hospital, where he later died.

Police added that a person was arrested in connection with the shooting but that the investigation is still ongoing.

Andrew Ramonas, who lives near the intersection and edits Borderstan’s sibling publication Hill Now, said he heard a series of gunshots around 8:30 p.m. yesterday evening.

Reader Matt Abbruzzese tweeted that he heard five or six gunshots and then saw a man lying on the ground.

This story will be updated with more details as they are available.

Photo courtesy of Nick Veach

  • Alexis

    I was about 40 feet away when it happened; sounded more like 7 or 8 shots, but most people ducked and I ducked behind the (Reeves Center) building corner. Completely surreal. Props to DC Police, who were there in seconds.

  • Fed Up in DC

    Those safety walks from our council member sure are helping, huh? You know what could be more effective? If Brianne would put more pressure on the police to patrol more on blocks that have a history of problems. And to be preemptive, I did have high hopes that she would do good for the community, however, I’m seeing that she does not really know what she’s doing.

    • jobberjob

      don’t blame police. they were all over it and arrested the guy a block away. they RAN after a man in the dark who had just shot a person. props to the police in this event

      • Fed Up in DC

        I’m not blaming the police at all. They handled this great. They even had officers running from 3D to get to the scene. What I am referring to, is that they should patrol more on blocks that have a history of problems. How many shots have been fired on the 1400 block of V street this year alone? I think it’s been about 5 or 6.
        And I’ll reiterate, why isn’t our council member and mayor putting more pressure on the police force to patrol these blocks? What am I going to learn from a “safety walk”? If I hear gun shots, I’m going to run, duck, and cover.

    • ALB

      This corner is also only a few blocks from the police station.

    • V St Resident

      Don’t worry, Brianne was too busy celebrating Yom Kippur instead of paying attention to a part of her ward falling siege under gunfire. We have new condos and a church on this block but there hasn’t been anything to fix the loitering problem that the Reeves Center attracts. I’m not referring to the homeless who leave people alone but the same open air drug market that’s only grown in front of Porter Place since the project was boarded up.

      • liu

        ^Wow, good job blaming an entire holiday and religion on a violent act. Hope you’re proud of yourself.

        • V St Resident

          Woah, woah, who blamed any religion? The reality is that being a councilmember is a 24/7 position that requires constant observation from the councilmember. She herself tweeted the night of the murder that she was stepping away from social media for the night.

  • nate

    I don’t think it’s fair to say Brianne is part of the problem here. Safety walks may not solve the issue of guns and violence but having a greater presence of concerned citizens can’t hurt. And stepping away from social media occasionally is something she should be able to do – even as a public servant. Personally I would love to see more police out of their cars and walking our streets. Getting to know people. Building trust. But setting our own gun laws by securing our right to elect our own members of Congress is part of the solution too. Watch for the DC Voting Rights Project coming soon.


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