Three thieves with guns jumped out of a sport utility vehicle in Dupont Circle and used their weapons to hit a man before they robbed him and three other men with him over the weekend, police said.
The armed robbery happened on the 1700 block of N Street NW about 4 a.m. Sunday.
The victims were just north of the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle when a newer model Ford Explorer or Jeep with tinted windows pulled up to them, according to authorities. Three men then got out of the vehicle, and all of them flashed handguns as they ordered the victims to get on the ground and give up their belongings.
Two men were shot just west of Howard University’s campus early this morning, police said.
The shooting happened on the 700 block of Fairmont Street NW about 2:45 a.m. today.
The victims received non-life-threatening injuries, with bullets hitting them on or near their hands or feet, according to authorities.
Police haven’t released any suspect information.
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A man armed with a gun robbed three people and then shot at them as they ran away near Howard University early yesterday morning.
The violent robbery happened on the 600 block of Harvard St. NW just after 5 a.m. yesterday morning, D.C. Police said.
Three people were walking east on Harvard Street when a man on a bike approached them, according to a police report. The man asked, “you know what time it is?” before pulling out a black handgun with an “extended magazine.” One of the victims handed over their phone, to which the robber said, “I know you’re hiding your wallet.”
When the robber added, “I am going to shoot all of you,” two of the victims ran west on Harvard Street, police said. The robber then tried to pistol whip the third victim, causing that person to run, too. As the victims scattered, the robber fired a bullet at one of them, hitting a nearby parked car.
But the robber wasn’t done with his targets just yet.
The gunman hopped on his bike and chased the victims down Harvard Street, Georgia Avenue and through an alley on the 700 block of Fairmont St. NW, according to police. After a brief chase, the victims were able to shake their pursuer and flag down a bystander for help.
Police were unable to apprehend the robber and have not yet provided a description of the man.
A Maryland man died after hitting a pickup truck with his car on the western edge of Howard University’s campus last night, police said.
The collision, which killed Vincent King of Wheaton, happened on the 2500 block of Georgia Avenue NW about 8:45 p.m. Saturday.
King, 50, was driving his 2005 Mercedes-Benz south on the street at a “high rate of speed” when he crashed into a 2010 Ford F-150 from behind, according to authorities.
The Mercedes then hit the curb on the west side of Georgia Avenue, rammed into a chain-link fence and a fire hydrant, and overturned. The truck crossed into oncoming traffic and slammed into the curb on the east side of the street, crashing into a tree and light pole, and overturning.
King was pronounced dead on the scene. The Ford driver was hospitalized with minor injuries.
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A man hit another man with a gun and knocked him unconscious in a domestic dispute near Columbia Heights early yesterday morning, police said.
The aggravated assault happened on the 700 block of Gresham Place NW about 3:15 a.m. Wednesday. The area is just west of Howard University.
The attacker and the victim were in a home on the block when the assailant pistol-whipped the man, according to authorities. The man with the gun hit the victim after he intervened in a dispute between the attacker and a third man, who also was there. The assailant had threatened to kill that person.
Police arrested someone in connection with the crime. But the person’s identity wasn’t immediately clear.
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A man whacked another man in his eye with a glass beer bottle and choked him at a Dupont Circle bar over the weekend, police said.
The assault happened in the Eighteenth Street Lounge at 1212 18th St. NW about 12:15 a.m. Saturday.
It wasn’t immediately clear what led to the attack or whether the men knew each other. But the victim left the bar with a cut near his left eye, which also was swollen.
Nevon Burney, 38, was arrested in connection with the assault, according to authorities. Information on his lawyer wasn’t immediately available.
An Eighteenth Street Lounge representative wasn’t immediately available to comment.
Runners for the HBCU Alumni Alliance’s 5K run could cause drivers some delays later this week.
The annual race, organized by alumni of historically black colleges and universities, is scheduled to shut down several streets to traffic near Howard University Saturday morning, according to HBCU’s website.
Streets scheduled to close from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m include:
- Georgia Avenue NW from Harvard Street to Barry Place NW.
- W Street NW from 4th to 6th streets NW.
- 6th Street NW from W to Gresham streets NW.
- 5th Street NW from Gresham Street to Howard Place NW.
- 4th Street NW from Howard Place to W Street NW.
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A woman appeared to value her purse more than her life during a robbery in Logan Circle over the weekend.
A man who police believe had a gun threatened to shoot a woman if she didn’t give him her bag on the 1400 block of Corcoran Street NW about 3 a.m. Saturday, according to authorities.
But she wasn’t impressed.
“Then shoot me,” the woman said. “I’m not giving my purse.”
A man beat up a woman before he robbed her near the U Street corridor over the weekend, police said.
The violent robbery occurred on the 900 block of W Street NW about 2:15 a.m. Sunday.
The woman was standing in the area when the man approached her, without saying anything, according to authorities. He then punched her repeatedly in the face, knocking her to the ground
The man continued to hit her soon after her fall and took her money, iPhone and other belongings before fleeing.
An attacker used a bolt cutter to belt a man and a woman in a suspected anti-LGBT hate crime near the southeast edge of Howard University’s campus last night, police said.
The assault happened on the 2100 block of 4th Street NW about 10:30 p.m.
The victims were preparing to get into their car in an alley in the area when a man drove up to them in his vehicle, according to authorities.
Several people suspected of beating up and robbing a man near Howard University last month have been caught on video.
The violent robbery happened on the 2600 block of Georgia Avenue NW on March 20.
The victim was arguing with a woman when a group of people attacked him and took his wallet, police said. He was brought to a local hospital for treatment.
Three young men held up a food truck on Howard University’s campus late Friday night, police said.
The armed robbery happened on the 2200 block of 4th Street NW about 11:15 p.m.
A man was working in an unidentified food truck when another man came up to the vehicle, according to authorities. The man outside the truck then pulled out a handgun, pointing it at the worker’s face.
A man flashed a knife at another man in a fight over parking at a West End gas station last week, police said.
The incident occurred at the Exxon at 2150 M St. NW about 4 p.m. Friday.
The victim was arguing with a woman in a car over parking at the gas station for an amount of time he considered excessive, according to authorities.
A thief with a mask flashed two guns at a woman and robbed her in Adams Morgan over the weekend, police said.
The armed robbery happened on the 2220 block of Champlain Street NW about 3:45 a.m. Saturday.
The victim and another woman were walking under the Marie Reed Aquatic Center breezeway when a car with five men drove near them, according to authorities. Soon after, one of the men got out of the car and pulled out two handguns.
A man with a gun robbed a Howard University student by his dormitory last night, police said.
The armed robbery happened outside The Charles R. Drew Hall on the 500 block of Gresham Place NW about 9 p.m. Monday. The dorm is at the northern end of Howard’s campus.
The student was walking near the dorm when a silver sport utility vehicle pulled up to him, according to authorities. A passenger in the SUV then hopped out and flashed a large silver handgun at the student.