Police received a call at 12:30 a.m. Thursday from a local hospital where a patient was admitted with a gunshot wound. The patient told police that he was in a physical fight with another person on the 200 block of 17th Place NE. The other person’s gun discharged during the fight and struck the patient in the forearm, according to an email from Metropolitan Police Lieutenant Eddie Fowler.
There were also multiple robberies in the Capitol Hill area over the holiday weekend. The first occurred on Thursday night on the 400 block of L Street SE. A woman reported that a man asked her for a cigarette before beginning to pat her down in an attempt to rob her. A friend of the victim’s confronted the man and held him until police arrived and placed him under arrest.
Four robberies were reported in the area on Friday night. The first occurred in NoMa about 10:45 p.m. According to a police alert, four teenage boys robbed a person on the 1100 block of 1st Street NW.
Another robbery occurred 15 minutes later near the intersection of 1st Terrace and K Street NW. A man was bicycling in the area when four teenage boys demanded his headphones. One of the teens punched the victim in the face before the group fled with his headphones.
Later in the night, an armed robbery occurred near the Navy Yard Metro Station. According to a police notice, a man and his friend were confronted by a group of teens outside the Metro station near the intersection of Half and M streets SE. The suspects were described as six or seven teen boys and girls and one of the thieves displayed a handgun before the group stole the victims’ wallets and cell phones.
On Sunday evening, a man was robbed in Southwest about 6:30. A man reported that he was talking on his cell phone on the 200 block of M Street SW when multiple boys grabbed him from behind and stole his property.
There was also an assault reported about 8 p.m. Sunday night on the 700 block of Constitution Ave. NE. The victim was able to identify the suspect, who was placed under arrest.
Early this morning, another attempted assault was reported on the 500 block of G Street SW. Two men were arguing over shared food when the argument escalated into a physical fight. The suspect then grabbed a knife and swung at the victim. No injuries were reported. The man who filed the complaint knew the suspect, but the suspect fled before police arrived.