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Weekend Crime: Man Killed in Shooting Near King Greenleaf Recreation Center

by Sean Meehan — December 7, 2015 at 12:40 pm 0

MPD Police CarsA man was fatally shot on Saturday night in Southwest near King Greenleaf Recreation Center.

After hearing a gunshot about 9:50 p.m. Saturday, police discovered 20-year-old Kwaza K. Blue of Southwest unconscious on the 1300 block of 1st Street SW, according to the Metropolitan Police Department Public Information Office. Blue was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Detectives from the police homicide branch are investigating the case but have not released any suspect description.

Also on Saturday, police responded to an attempted assault with a dangerous weapon at a home on Capitol Hill about 11:30 p.m. A woman told police that while in an argument with a person in a home on the 900 block of 5th Street SE, the other person threatened to stab her with a kitchen knife. A third person intervened and no injuries were reported. The suspect in the case fled before police arrived.

On Friday night, police responded to a robbery near the Potomac Avenue Metro Station in Hill East. A woman reported that while on the crosswalk at the intersection of 14th Street SE and Pennsylvania Avenue SE a man took her cell phone from her hand and fled down 14th Street toward Potomac Gardens. The woman was not injured in the robbery and police were unable to locate the suspect.

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