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Gunshots Hit Windows of Luxury Apartment Building in Southwest

by Andrea Swalec February 17, 2015 at 3:55 pm 8 Comments

SkyHouse East, at left

Update: Police said late Thursday, Feb. 19 that the man arrested Monday, Feb. 16 is suspected of firing a set of gunshots shortly after the separate set of shots that hit Sky House. The Sky House shooter was still on the loose as of Friday, Feb. 20, police said.

Shots fired two blocks from the Waterfront Metro station last night struck the windows of a residential building.

The windows of Sky House, on the northwest corner of 3rd and M streets SW, were hit by bullets Monday night, management said in an email to residents.

The shots were reported about 10 p.m. on the 200 block of K Street SW, police said. In the alley of that block, officers found a man standing with a black semi-automatic handgun at his feet. The suspect was arrested for carrying a pistol without a license.

No one was injured and no property damage resulted from the shots, police said. Hill Now couldn’t spot any damage to the building Tuesday afternoon.

JBG Companies, which own the building, is participating in the investigation, a company spokesman said.

Apartments in Sky House — which has a rooftop pool and “dog-washing boutique” — start at $1,625 for a studio and hit $3,400 for a 2-bedroom, 2 bath, according to the website for the building.

Overall crime is down in Police Service Area 105, which covers Southwest. The total number of crimes reported in the past year is 553, which is almost 5 percent lower than the 581 crimes reported the previous year, Metropolitan Police Department data shows.

Follow-up stories:
Bullet Whizzes Past Man in Southwest Luxury Building
Shooter Who Riddled Southwest Apartments With Bullets Still on the Loose

  • Guest1

    If there was no property damage, why were windows replaced?

    • Is that right? I’m working off the information I have. Residents I spoke with had received the email but didn’t know anything else. At about what time? Were anyone’s possessions damaged? I can be reached at [email protected].

      • Guest2

        Yeah, that doesn’t make sense. Why would police say no property damage? How would they know it happened unless a window was broken/cracked? I guess the police meant none of the resident’s personal property?

        • Not sure, but I’ll circle back with police. They responded to a report of gunshots, not of property damage.

          • Guest1

            Apparently there were witnesses in their apartments in the building at the time who saw the shooters running away. Windows broken on 2nd and 3rd floors. Andrea — talk to apt residents on those floors on the east side of the building.

          • Yikes. I can be reached at [email protected] if anyone would like to describe what they saw. I spent some time outside the building yesterday and no one I spoke with said they saw anything.

          • John Doe

            Yeah. Very inaccurate, Andrea. Bullets just missed serval people and four units were damaged with windows all blown out.

          • This story reflects what police said, what building management said and additional reporting on the scene as of that afternoon. Here’s the follow-up story, with a resident’s account of the damage in his home: http://www.hillnow.com/2015/02/18/bullet-whizzes-past-man-in-southwest-luxury-building/. And a third story is on the way. If you would like to participate, email [email protected].


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