by Borderstan.com December 4, 2012 at 8:00 am 2,510 6 Comments

"Shooting"

U Street NW: A passer by looks inside Indulj after it was closed by DC Police Chief  Cathy Lanier. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Cody Telep. Follow him on Twitter @codywt, email him at cody[AT]borderstan.com.

DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier has shut down Indulj Restaurant and Lounge following a triple shooting outside the establishment early Monday morning (3 Men Hit in 12:30 AM Shooting, 1200 Block of U Street NW).

Three men were shot near the entrance to Indulj at 1208 U Street NW just before 12:30 am. The shooting occurred after a dispute inside the restaurant and lounge, according to police. One man was shot in the back, one in the leg, and one in the shoulder. The injuries are not believed to be life threatening, and all three men were conscious and breathing at the scene. Police said a white Ford or Chevy was seen leaving the scene, but it is not clear if the shooting was a drive-by.

Indulj was hosting musical group L.O.U.D. (Living Our United Dream) Sunday evening from 8 pm to 1 am, according to Facebook.

Indulj released a statement on Facebook Monday night and noted that the “management team remains committed to providing a secure venue for the mature and upscale events that our patrons have come to expect and enjoy. We are cooperating with authorities in their investigation.”

"Shooting"

Closed sign at Indulj. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Lanier has the authority to temporarily close establishments serving alcohol for up to 96 hours under the Emergency Suspension of Liquor Licenses Act of 2005. Such closures can occur when “The Chief of Police finds that continued operation of this establishment would present an imminent danger to the health, safety, and welfare of the public; that there is an additional imminent danger to the health and welfare of the public by not closing this establishment; and that there is no immediately available measure to ameliorate these findings.”

The closing went into effect at 6pm Monday, although Indulj is already closed on Mondays. The date for Indulj’s hearing before the city’s Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board has not been announced, although the Board has a regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday. The Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) is currently conducting its own investigation and can decide whether the business will remain closed beyond Friday.

Lanier has previously used her authority under the Emergency Suspension of Liquor Licenses Act of 2005 to close Heritage India, Mood Lounge and Tabaq Bistro after violent incidents. All three establishments later reopened after hearings before the ABC Board.

In a listserv message, Councilmember Jim Graham (D-Ward 1) called for additional police patrols for U Street NW. He asked U Street business owners to join together and participate in the Reimbursable Detail Officer (RDO) program, which allows bar and restaurant owners to split the cost of hiring extra off-duty police officers with ABRA. Business owners on the 1900 block of 9th Street NW currently participate in the program and fund two extra officers on the block Friday and Saturday nights from midnight until 4 am (New Police Patrols Coming to 1900 Block of 9th Street NW).

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by Borderstan.com December 3, 2012 at 7:21 am 1,344 0

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Shooting on the 1200 block of U Street NW around 12:30 am December 3. (Photo courtesy of Borderstan reader)

Three men were shot around 12:30 am this morning, Monday, December 3, on the 1200 block of U Street NW, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. A reader in the area reported hearing about six gunshots. All men were conscious and breathing; no additional details are available at this time. Initial details from the Police Alert were sketchy, but the Department’s Twitter feed (@DCPolice Dept) provided more information.

  • DC Police Twitter: “3D Shooting-1200 blk U St NW/ 3 Adult males/ 1-shot in back, 1-leg, 1-shoulder, all conscious & breathing/LOF: wht bubble Ford or Chevy/2495”
  • DC Police Twitter: “3D Traffic- Street closure 1200-1300 blk U St NW / police investigation/ avoid area // 2495.”
  • DC Police Twitter:3D Traffic-1200-1300 blk U St NW is open. Thank you// 2495″

From the Police Alert: “Police Alert-3D Shooting. Shooting 0030 hrs 1200 U St NW LOF: White bubble Ford or Chevy Capri L/S south 11th St NW  DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #I20120606666. Sent on: 12/03 01:13.”

The incident follows two other violent crimes on the U Street corridor over the weekend: See Early Sunday Robbery with Force and Violence, 1019 U Street NW and Update: Armed Carjacking on U Street NW Early Saturday Morning.

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You can get more information about crime in the Borderstan area through the MPD listservs for the Second and Third Districts on Yahoo! Groups.

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by Borderstan.com August 16, 2012 at 8:00 am 1,785 0

From Cody Telep. Follow him on Twitter @codywt, email him at cody[AT]borderstan.com.

"Family Research Council"

The man who allegedly shot a security guard Wednesday morning at the Family Research Council (FRC) headquarters volunteered for The DC Center for the LGBT Community for the past six months, according to reports from BuzzFeed and other sources, including NBC-4 TV. FRC is at 8th and G Streets NW.

The shooting occurred at about 10:45 am at 801 G Street NW when the suspect entered the FRC’s headquarters and argued with a guard before shooting him in the arm. The suspect was tackled and the guard’s injuries were not life threatening, according to reports.

The suspect has been identified as Floyd Corkins II, a 28-year-old man from Herndon, VA, and is in FBI custody. He has been volunteering some weekends at the front desk of The DC Center at 1318 U Street NW, according to Executive Director David Mariner in a Huffington Post report.

The mission of The DC Center is to “celebrate, strengthen, and support community among the LGBT residents and organizations of Metropolitan Washington, DC.” The FRC is committed to “advancing faith, family and freedom” according to its website, and advocates for a definition of marriage as “a union of one man and one woman.”

For more information on Wednesday morning’s event at the FRC, read the articles on the Huffington PostBuzzFeed and the NBC-4 website.

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by Borderstan.com July 28, 2012 at 8:59 am 1,379 1 Comment

"Gun Robbery on U Street corridor"

Crime news from the Dupont-Logan-U Street area.

A U Street shooting left two women with non-life threatening injuries early this morning, Saturday, July 28. Two women were shot on the 1200 block of U Street around 1 am. According to DC Police Third District Captain Aubrey Mongal, “Two adult females were shot by an unknown shooter or shooters, both with non-life threatening injuries.”

If you have information about the shooting, please call 911 with Event #I20120376392.

Details from the Police Alert: “SHOOTING 0103 HOURS 1200 BLK U STREET NW NO LOOKOUT GIVEN AT THIS TIME DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT I20120376392. Sent on: 07/28 01:23″

A tweet from the DC Police on Twitter (@DCPoliceDept) around the same time said, “3D Shooting //1200 blk U Street NW // (2) A/F shot //1 in the face 1 in the neck //both conscious & breathing //6559”

The incident follows a shooting on the 1100 block of U Street NW last Saturday morning , July 21,around 2:45 a.m. The DC Police details from that shooting noted that “there were apparently two groups of males arguing. Moments later, gunshots were heard and two adult females were found suffering from single gunshot wounds to the leg. Officers were able to respond and recover one handgun from the area and place three males under arrest in connection to the weapon.” On July 23, The Washington Post published more details on the shooting with information on the arrests.

In addition, there was a a gun robbery three weekends ago at 11th and U Streets NW at 1:44 am on Sunday, July 8.

Number of Gun Crimes in Area

According to the MPD crime database, there have been four gun crimes within a 500-foot radius of 12th and U Streets since the beginning of  the year (two robberies and two assaults with a gun through July 26). Over the past 12 months, there have been six gun crimes (robberies and assaults involving a gun) in the same defined area. The overall number of violent crimes for the past 12 months (27) in the area  is the same as the previous 12-month period.

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by Borderstan.com July 21, 2012 at 10:00 am 0

From Cody Telep. Follow him on Twitter @codywt, email him at cody[AT]borderstan.com.

The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) have provided additional information on the events surrounding the shooting Saturday afternoon, July 14, near the intersection and 17th Street NW and Corcoran Street NW. (See Man Shot in Vicinity 17th and Corcoran NW Saturday Afternoon and Update on 17th and Corcoran Shooting: Second Suspect Sought.)

"Shooting near 17th Street Safeway"

Police provide details on July 14 robbery and shooting. (Luis Gomez Photos)

The following information came from the Police Service Area 301 meeting Wednesday night (see Wednesday: PSA 301 Public Safety Meeting). Due to some miscommunication on the meeting time and location, meeting attendance was fairly low. Attendees included Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 2B Public Safety Liaisons Kishan Putta and Noah Smith. Putta also provided additional information based on a conversation he had about the case with Detective Jeffrey Bruce.

Attempted Robbery of Painters

According to the MPD, two juvenile suspects attempted to rob two men who were painting an apartment above Cairo Wine and Liquor store at 1618 17th Street NW. The robbery appears to be random as police have identified no prior relationship between the suspects and the painters.

Police believe the suspects saw the men carrying money on the street and followed them into the apartment. Police also think it is possible that the suspects thought the apartment contained liquor or other items of value from the liquor store below. Cairo Wine and Liquor was not involved in the robbery.

During the robbery attempt, there was a struggle between the painters and the suspects and one of the painters was shot twice in the leg. His injuries were not life-threatening and he was later taken to the hospital and released. The juveniles then fled the scene, leaving behind both guns.

The injured painter chased after the suspects with one of the guns and fired at least one shot either in the air or at one of the suspects. Police arrived quickly and arrested one of the suspects in a nearby building. The second suspect was able to flee the scene. Police also took a female juvenile into custody, but it does not appear she was charged in the incident.

One Arrest Made, Police Searching for Second Suspect

Because he is a juvenile, no further information is currently available on the arrested suspect, although confidentiality requirements would be waived if he is charged as an adult. The suspect is not a DC resident. He is being cooperative with police and police are hopeful they will be able to locate the second suspect. He is described as a black male 16- to 18-years-old and about 5’9″ tall. During the robbery and shooting, he was wearing blue jeans, green underwear, a white T-shirt, and a black kufi cap. He may also have short dreadlocks, although witness reports were conflicting.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to call MPD at 202-727-9099 or Third District Detective Jeffrey Bruce at 202-673-6918.

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by Borderstan.com July 21, 2012 at 7:44 am 1,335 1 Comment

"Gun Robbery on U Street corridor"

Crime news from the Dupont-Logan-U Street area.

Update: DC Police have released more information on the Third District listserv about the Saturday, July 21, shooting on the 1100 block of U Street NW:

“At approximately 2:45 this morning [Saturday, July 21] in the area of 11th and U Street NW,  there apparently were two groups of males arguing. Moments later, gunshots were heard and two adult females were found suffering from single gunshot wounds to the leg. Officers were able to respond and recover one handgun from the area and place three males under arrest in connection to the weapon. If anyone has information related to the argument, shooting or the weapon or weapons used, we encourage you to call (202) 727-9099 or email me directly at aubrey.mongal[AT]dc.gov. – Captain Aubrey P. Mongal”

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Details are few, but according to a DC Police Alert, there was a shooting on the 1100 block of U Street NW at 2:42 am Saturday morning, July 21. A tweet from the DC Police Department around 3:30 am says  that an adult female was shoot in the leg and that an adult male was grazed in the leg.

Details from the Police Alert: “SHOOTING_0242 HRS_1100 BLK U ST NW_NO LOOKOUT! DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #i20120363699,”

This morning’s shooting follows a gun robbery two weekends ago at 11th and U Streets NW at 1:44 am on Sunday, July 8. According to the MPD crime database, there have been two gun crimes within a 500-feet radius of 11th and U Streets since the beginning of  the year (through July 19). Over the past 12 months, there have been four gun crimes (robberies and assaults involving a gun) in the same area.

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by Borderstan.com July 17, 2012 at 8:11 am 0

"Crime news from Borderstan"

Crime news from the Dupont-Logan-U Street area.

According to DC Police, “The Third District is investigating a shooting, which occurred in the 1800 block of 8th Street NW at approximately 11:30 pm, July 16. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099 or text at 50411.”

The 1800 block of 8th Street is between S and T Streets NW. There was another shooting on July 7 about two blocks away at 7th and R Streets NW that left one man dead. An arrest was made in that case.

Details from the DC Police Alert: “Shooting at_2321 hours 1800 block 8th Street,NW B/M Medium Build, Black Shirt, Blue Jeans, with Dreadlocks with a handgun in his waistband/L/S northbound 8th Street, NW towards Florida Avenue, NW DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #I20120355961. Sent on: 07/16 23:39.”

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by Borderstan.com July 15, 2012 at 12:53 pm 1,243 0

From Cody Telep. Follow him on Twitter @codywt, email him at cody[AT]borderstan.com.

The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) is asking for assistance in locating a second suspect in the shooting of an adult male in the 1600 block of 17th Street NW Saturday afternoon, July 14. (See Man Shot in Vicinity 17th and Corcoran NW Saturday Afternoon).

"17th Street Shooting"

Police question a man following yesterday’s shooting near 17th and Corcoran Streets NW. (Photo courtesy of Borderstan reader)

Anyone with information in the case is asked to call MPD at 202-727-9099. You can also text tips to MPD anonymously by sending information to 50411. According to DC Police, the second suspect is described as a 16-to-17 year old black male about 5’9″ tall. During the robbery, he was wearing blue jeans, green underwear, a white t-shirt, and a black kufi cap. The InTowner reported that the arrested suspect was also a male juvenile.

According to a release from MPD, two suspects armed with handguns attempted to rob a man at about 3:15 pm. During an altercation between the victim, the suspects, and other citizens present, one person was shot in the leg. That person was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The suspects both fled the scene, but MPD officers found and arrested one suspect nearby for the shooting, and located both handguns. According to the InTowner, the shooting victim was a painter who had been working on an apartment above Cairo Wine and Liquor at 1618 17th Street NW.

Gun Crimes Rare on 17th Street

Gun crimes are not common on the 17th street corridor. Prior to Saturday, in all of Police Service Area 301, which covers 14th Street NW to 18th Street NW between Q Street NW and Florida Ave NW, there have been six gun robberies and two gun assaults in 2012. None of these incidents took place on 17th Street NW.

In PSA 208, which covers 17th Street NW south of Q Street, there have been five gun robberies (none of them near the 17th Street corridor) and zero assaults with a gun in 2012.

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by Borderstan.com July 14, 2012 at 4:48 pm 1,695 1 Comment

"Shooting near 17th Street Safeway"

The crime scene at 4 pm today at 17th and Corcoran Streets NW. (Luis Gomez Photos)

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

7 pm Update: Police confirm that one arrest has been made in the shooting.

Details from DC Police are incomplete at this point, but a man was shot in the vicinity of 17th and Corcoran Streets NW around 3:15 pm today, July 14.

The shooting victim’s injuries were not life threatening, according to Peter Newsham, MPD Assistant Chief of the Investigative Services Bureau. The victim, an adult black male, was taken away by ambulance.

Newsham said they were still trying to piece together details of the shooting based on interviews with numerous witnesses who were on the 1600 block of 17th Street NW at the time. Newsham said he believed there would be at least one arrest in the shooting.

One witness on the scene said he was leaving Safeway when he saw a man leaving the truck delivery bay of Safeway. The witness said the man had blood on his leg and also appeared to be carrying a gun.

The DC Police Alert from 4 pm reads: “UNIT 3012 CONFIRMED A Shooting Investigation:  1700 block of Corcoran St NW LOF B/M, 18 YOA, 5’9, white tshirt, black knit skull cap, blue jeans w/green underwear.  DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #I20120351691.”

Today’s shooting follows the discovery of a dead man in the alley between P and Corcoran Streets NW, just west of 17th Street NW around 9:45 am this morning; the cause of death has not yet been determined.

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by Borderstan.com July 11, 2012 at 10:30 pm 0

Crime news from the Dupont-Logan-U Street area.

From Cody Telep. Follow him on Twitter @codywt, email him at cody[AT]borderstan.com.

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department announced that an arrest has been made in the shooting death of 30 year old Michael Edward Jones (see Saturday Night Shooting Near 7th and R NW Leaves 1 Dead). Jones was killed in the 1700 block of 7th Street NW at about 10:45 pm on Saturday, July 7.

Joseph Peoples of Northeast Washington was arrested by members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force on Wednesday for the homicide. The 21-year-old was charged with second-degree murder while armed.

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by Borderstan.com July 8, 2012 at 4:04 pm 1,518 3 Comments

Crime news from the Dupont-Logan-U Street area.

From Cody Telep. Follow him on Twitter @codywt, email him at cody[AT]borderstan.com.

Two adult males were shot at 10:45 pm Saturday night in the 1700 block of 7th Street NW, according to a post from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). One victim was killed in the shooting, according to Third District Captain Aubrey Mongal.

From an MPD press release on the shooting:

“On Saturday, July 7, 2012, at approximately 10:38 pm units from the Third District responded for the report of a shooting in the 1700 block of 7th Street, NW. Upon arrival, one adult male was unconscious and unresponsive, suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services did not find signs of life on the victim, and he was pronounced dead by a member of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

A second adult male victim, suffering from a gunshot wound, was located near 7th Street and Rhode Island Avenue, NW. The second victim was transported to a local hospital where he was treated and released. The decedent is identified as “30 year-old Michael Edward Jones of Northwest, Washington, DC.”

MPD tweeted that two arrests were made in the incident. It was not clear if the two arrested will be charged in the shooting case. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call MPD at 202-727-9099.

This was the first homicide in Borderstan in 2012. In January, Dalontray Williams was stabbed to death in the 1500 block of 7th Street NW (see Homicide on 7th Street NW Thursday Night) but this was later classified as “justified by citizen” (see 7th Street NW Homicide Classified as “Justified by Citizen”).

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by Borderstan.com April 21, 2011 at 8:31 pm 1,247 1 Comment

Borderstan, 14th & V, Crime

One of the shooting victims was reportedly on this bicycle when he was shot Thursday afternoon. The bike was left at the scene at 14th and V Streets NW. (Luis Gomez Photos)

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Looking north on 14th Street NW at the U Street intersection. The street was blocked off to the north and south. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Tom Hay. Questions for Tom? send him an email. You can follow him on Twitter @Tomonswann. Luis Gomez also contributed to this story; you can follow him on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos.

More photos from the crime scene are available on the Borderstan Facebook page.

An otherwise perfect spring afternoon was marred by a shooting in broad daylight at the intersection of 14th and V Streets NW on Thursday afternoon around 3 pm.

According to police reports, two victims were transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Witnesses say one person was shot in the foot, the other in the leg. The suspect escaped by car described as a blue Honda or Toyota.

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