Report: Chaplin’s Co-Owner Killed in Shaw Car Crash

by Andrew Ramonas August 18, 2016 at 8:00 am 3 Comments

(Updated at 11:25 a.m.) A co-owner of Chaplin’s Restaurant died after someone in a Mercedes-Benz hit him in Shaw this morning, according to NBC Washington reporter Mark Segraves.

The crash happened near Chaplin’s at 9th and P streets NW about 2:15 a.m., police said.

The pedestrian, which police identified as 44-year-old Armin Amin-Toomaji of Potomac, Md., was brought to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Amin-Toomaji was crossing 9th Street with another person when the driver hit him.

The driver stayed on the scene and cooperated with police, Capt. Ralph W. McLean of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Third District said in an email to locals. Alcohol doesn’t seem to have played a role in the collision.

Authorities haven’t released the name of the driver.

  • David

    So sad. Armin was a good guy. Knew him for 30 years.

    • Mary

      He was an amazing person with a huge heart! I have known Armin for about 25 years. Why hasn’t the name of the person who struck him been released?

  • Commodore

    Motorists need to sow down and be cautious. Was the driver from Maryland too?


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