Saturday, October 03, 2015

Two Critically Injured, One Dead, in Attempted Robbery on H Street Overnight [UPDATED]

MPD sent out the tweet above early this morning about a shooting in the 700 block of H Street. Hill News Now has more of the story, and it sounds like an attempted robbery that did not go as planned. An armed individual approached a group of four with the intent to rob them. There was a struggle, and at least two of the intended victims were shot and incritically injured. The robber was also critically injured. One of those three injured people has now died. 

The 700 block of H Street on a calmer night


From MPD:

Homicide: 700 Block of H Street, Northeast
(Washington, DC) – Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide which occurred in the 700 block of H Street, Northeast on Saturday, October 3, 2015, at approximately 1:06 am.

Members of the First District heard the sounds of gunshots and were directed to three adult males suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Members immediately began lifesaving efforts on the victims, with the use of trauma kits.  DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services transported two adult males to area hospitals.  The third victim, an adult male, succumbed to his injuries on scene and was pronounced dead. Preliminary information has revealed that the victims and the decedent were shot while the decedent was attempting rob the other victims.

The decedent has been identified as 32-year-old Jerome Leroy Wright of Northeast, D.C.


Anonymous said...

Looks like the robber is dead.

Anonymous said...

Great news -- looks like assailant is dead!

Anonymous said...

not so great news. would have been better if the robbery victims didn't get shot. what were they thinking? fighting with someone with a gun is generally not going to work out too well. not so great news for people trying to walk over to or from the east end on a weekend night. but, this is the first time that I heard that a dumb criminal got what he deserved. i'll take this small victory. i hope the victims recover 100%.

Anonymous said...

So it looks like the dead man is a drug dealer that is said to be involved in last week's shooting too. So why no charges filed in this case? The police are leaking a lot of info about the dead victim, but nothing on the four others involved.

inked said...

From what I've heard the others in this case were four young adults in from SW DC and just out having fun on H Street. It sounds like they were innocent victims who, unfortunately, became involved in a struggle for the gun and got shot.

Anonymous said...

Didn't this happen in a alley? Do" four young adults from SW and just out having fun on H Street" hang out in H Street alleys? I wish the police would just release the story about what happened, as opposed to leaking stuff about the dead man.

Annoyingmous said...

Anon 10:03 -- what information do you have that they were *hanging out* in an alley? What's your source/can you provide a link? I have no idea whether any of this transpired in an alley or not, but . . .do "four young adults from SW and just out having fun on H Street" ever *enter* an alley? I certainly do.