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I was out of town for a family wedding, & as a result, I was unable to quickly post information about three local shootings.
The first happened Friday afternoon, around 3-3:30pm. It happened in the 600 block of Morris Street (across from Ludlow-Taylor Elementary School). Some students heard the shots, but did not witness the shooting.
At approximately 3:00 p.m. today, First District Officers responded for the sounds of gunshots in the 600 Block of Morris Pl., N.E. Upon arriving on the scene, officers discovered an adult male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported by ambulance to an area hospital where he was later pronounced.
More details from the Washington Post.
Here's the press release on the arrest:
Arrest Made in Homicide: 600 Block of Morris Place, Northeast
(Washington, DC) – Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced that an arrest has been made in the homicide which occurred in the 600 block of Morris Place, Northeast.
On Friday April 25, 2014, at approximately 3:35 pm, police officers from the First District responded to a call for the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, they located an adult male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
The decedent has been identified as 29-year-old Andre Pierce Joyner of Fort Washington, MD.
On Monday, April 28, 2014, at 12:00 pm, 29-year-ol[d] James Walter Yates III, of Southeast, Washington, DC, was arrested by members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, pursuant to a District of Columbia Superior Court arrest warrant charging him with Murder II While Armed in the homicide of Andre Pierce Joyner.
The second shooting happened early in the morning of the 27th (Sunday).
At approximately 2:48 am, MPD received a call for the sounds of gunshots in that area. Members responded and found evidence of a possible shooting. There were no victims located at that location. The First district detectives are actively working the case.
Here's a later update:
To add to this post, a victim arrived at Washington Hospital Center at a later time with a gunshot wound to the arm/shoulder area. The victim indicated they were shot while at 12th & G St NE and was transported to the hospital later.
A vehicle with a bullet hole in the door area was also located at 12th & G St NE.
I don't have as much info on the last incident that took place a little after 9pm on the 27th.
5073 CONFIRMED A Shooting_2106 hrs._700 21st. St. NE_No Lookout DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #I20140208788
Sent on: 04/27 21:21
I believe this is the same incident referenced in a later email from MPD:
The Fifth District is currently investigating a shooting that occurred in the area of the 2000 block of H Street, NE.
There was also a stabbing Saturday:
5071 CONFIRMED A Stabbing_1418 Hours_1700 Block of H Street NE_No Look out DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #I20140205971
Sent on: 04/26 16:03