Thursday, November 29, 2018

Man Shot in Ivy City, MPD Names Wanted Suspect in Monday's Double Shooting

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A man was shot in the leg and foot in the 1800 block of Kendall Street NE about 7:35pm last night. According to a message sent to a neighborhood listerv by MPD Lieutenant Peter J. Frenzel at 10:52pm the victim was taken to a local "hospital and is in serious condition." The original alert (below) contained a lookout for two black males "in a black or dark blue Cadillac 4 door sedan." If you have any information about this incident you can contact police at 202-727-9099 or text the tip line at 50411. You can remain anonymous. This is in the Ivy City neighborhood north of Gallaudet University and Trinidad.

Original alert text (sent at 8pm):
Shooting at 1935 hrs in the 1800 block of Kendall St. NE Lookout for 2 B/M in a black or dark blue Cadillac 4 door sedan.DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/ EVENT # I20180704456
Sent to 5th District (PSA 501-508) Alert DC
Sent by MPD Cad # 4165

Murder suspect Malik Morris. Photo courtesy of MPD

In other local crime news, MPD announced that a warrant has been issued for the arrest of 20-year-old Malik Morris in connection with Monday's double shooting in the 1800 block of Benning Road NE. That shooting took the life of 20-year-old Randall Francis and injured another man. If you have information about this shooting or the whereabouts of Morris you should contact MPD at the numbers listed above.

The Washington Post ran a story about Francis, who was a recent high school graduate considering colleges ("Young man killed on Benning Road had ‘promising life full of aspirations’"). WUSA9 has an article that includes a full statement issued by ANC 5D05 Commissioner Kathy Henderson on Randall Francis.

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