Saturday, December 22, 2012

Double Shooting in the 1100 Block of Bladensburg Road

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Here's the original alert, followed by an email from the 5D Commander, and an MPD press release:

Police Alert-SHOOTING


Sent on: 12/22 02:13

This morning, Saturday, December 22, 2012, at about 1:45 am, 5D officers were called to a scene in the 1100 block of Bladensburg Road, NE, for a reported shooting.  When officers arrived, they found two men suffering from gunshot wounds.  One of the men was lifeless at the scene.  The second man was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.

At this point we have no further information to release, but we ask that anyone who may have seen or heard anything in the area at that time please call 727-9099 to report it.

Andy Solberg
Commander, 5D

For Immediate Release

Contact: Gwendolyn Crump (202) 727-4383

December 22, 2012                              

Double Shooting Results in a Homicide in the 1100 block of Bladensburg Road, NE

(Washington, DC)-Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a double shooting in the 1100 block of Bladensburg Road, Northeast, in which an adult male has died of his injuries.

On Saturday, December 22, 2012, at approximately 1:44 am, members of the Fifth District responded to a call for the report of a shooting in the 1100 block of Bladensburg Road, Northeast.  Upon their arrival, members located an adult male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds lying in the roadway. Members of the DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services treated the victim who had no signs consistent with life. He was transported to the DC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner pending an autopsy.

The decedent is identified as 44-year-old Raymond Harris of Northwest, Washington, DC.

Fifth District members also located a second adult male victim suffering from gunshot wounds in a vehicle in 1100 block of Bladensburg Road, Northeast. The second victim was transported to a local hospital and admitted in critical condition.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons wanted for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.


Anonymous said...

there was another stickup by two dudes fitting same description at 8p, near 10th and H, according to MPD twitter feed.
Hope Tommy Wells and Cathy Lanier are going to talk about the craziness lately in eastern stretch of H.

Anonymous said...

PS, yes aware this on Bladensburg north of H. But this stuff is alarming. perhaps business owners can pay for extra patrols, or we can use the city surplus to get more cops on the street.

H Street LL said...

Damn neighborhood is too hot right now.

Second guy involved in this died now also. Interesting that one of em was from NW and one from SE. Dudes seem a little old to be involved in all that foolishness.

Anonymous said...

In less than a week there was a shooting on 6th and G, 9th and H, and this one on Bladensburg - too too many....

Anonymous said...

Is anyone honestly surprised by a shooting at that location?

Anonymous said...

There was also another shooting last week at 8th and H. I think the same day of the one on 6th and G. It happened at the bus stop around 9:00 p.m.

Chris said...

Also, 1200 block of C Street NE -- man murdered in his car in front of his house at 0215 Monday the 24th.

Anonymous said...

ANON 11:45 AM -

I've lived at that location for 7 years, and yes I am surprised by a shooting at that location. I don't think we should get in the habit of passing off shootings as "well, I'm not surprised....".

Anonymous said...

to Dec 26, 2012 5:51:00 PM; agree with your sentiment.
the recent crimes are outrageous and we need more cops. to whoever will argue that DC is already "overpoliced," that simply assumes the dozen federal police agencies are doing more than just protecting the headquarters and top officials of federal agencies.
we need cops on 8th and H and we need more patrols walking, biking around to keep the thugs at bay.
to claim lack of surprise is to give up. and that's what lead to the decline of cities like DC a generation ago.

sm said...

There was a robbery with a gun last night at around 9:35 pm at 8th and Maryland. I am not sure of the details or if anyone was shot.

Anonymous said...

@ Anon 5:51 -- I dont think any reasonable person conflates the job that federal agencies do with the job (patrol the streets of DC) MPDC does. Also, the number of MPDC officers has steadily risen in recent years. This crimes are terrible, but I think we are on the right path.