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by Andrew Ramonas — July 3, 2016 at 3:30 pm 1 Comment

2500 block of Georgia Avenue NW (Photo via Google Maps)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.

Photo via Google Maps

by Andrew Ramonas — June 30, 2016 at 2:45 pm 1 Comment

700 block of Gresham Place NW (Photo via Google Maps)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.

Photo via Google Maps

by Andrew Ramonas — June 27, 2016 at 2:45 pm 0

Eighteenth Street Lounge signA 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.

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by Courtney Brown — June 21, 2016 at 2:30 pm 0

HBCU Alumni Alliance's 5K run (Photo via Facebook/DC Metro HBCU Alumni Alliance)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.

Photo via Facebook/DC Metro HBCU Alumni Alliance

by Andrew Ramonas — June 6, 2016 at 2:40 pm 0

1400 block of Corcoran Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)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.”

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by Andrew Ramonas — May 16, 2016 at 2:00 pm 1 Comment

900 block of W Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)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.

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by Andrew Ramonas — May 6, 2016 at 1:15 pm 0

2100 block of 4th Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)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.

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by Andrew Ramonas — April 26, 2016 at 8:05 am 0

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.

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by Andrew Ramonas — April 18, 2016 at 2:30 pm 0

2200 block of 4th Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)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.

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by Andrew Ramonas — March 21, 2016 at 2:30 pm 0

Exxon at 2150 M St NW (Photo via Google Maps)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.

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by Andrew Ramonas — February 8, 2016 at 11:45 am 1 Comment

2200 block of Champlain Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)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.

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by Andrew Ramonas — January 26, 2016 at 2:30 pm 0

500 block of Gresham Place NW (Photo via Google Maps)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.

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by Tim Regan — November 12, 2015 at 12:10 pm 0

Photo via Howard.eduAn unconfirmed anonymous source who seemingly claimed to be an ex-student of Missouri University violently threatened Howard University students yesterday, according to multiple reports.

The message, which appears to have been posted on the website 4chan, threatened to harm the university’s students at 10, though it was unclear whether the threat-writer meant a.m. or p.m.

“Any n—–s left at Howard University after 10 tomorrow will be the first to go,” reads the online posting, which has so far only appeared in screenshot form on Twitter.

“We are aware of the threat made against the University and its students and are working with campus, local and federal law enforcement on this serious matter,” Howard University said in a statement regarding the threats this afternoon.

Some professors have cancelled class over the incident, reported DCist and Washington City Paper.

Photo via Howard.edu

by Tim Regan — October 23, 2015 at 7:15 am 0

Police arrested three people suspected of shooting a man in a car near Howard University early this morning.

According to police, three suspects shot at a car near the corner of Georgia Ave. and Euclid St. NW around 4:00 a.m. this morning. Police said at least one bullet struck the man who was driving the car. The man then drove to the corner of 7th and S streets NW to report the incident, said police.

Police continued: “Moments later, three subjects were stopped in the 200 block of V St. NW. The three subjects were placed under arrest for assault with a dangerous weapon.”

Third District Commander Jeffrey Carroll said the man sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the shooting. WUSA9 reported that the man was shot in the arm.

by Sean Meehan — September 25, 2015 at 1:35 pm 0

Howard University Run to Glory 5k, photo via Twitter.com/BisonHomecoming

A crowd of runners will occupy several roads near Howard University tomorrow as they compete in the school’s “Sprinting for Glory” 5K race.

The run is part of Howard’s homecoming week celebrations, which start Saturday and end Oct. 3.

Streets along the race route will be closed to traffic from 8 a.m. to noon, including:

  • W Street NW between 4th and 6th streets NW
  • 6th Street NW between W and Gersham streets NW
  • 4th Street NW between Bryant and W streets NW

The name of the race comes from this year’s homecoming theme: Glory. A portion of the proceeds from the race will go to the Diabetes Treatment Center at Howard University Hospital.

Individuals or teams of runners can register for the race online.

Photo via Twitter.com/BisonHomecoming

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