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Weekend Crime: Man Shot Near King Greenleaf Recreation Center

by Sean Meehan — January 19, 2016 at 11:50 am 0

MPD Police CarsOne man was hospitalized in serious but non-life threatening condition after a shooting near King Greenleaf Recreation Center in Southwest Saturday night.

The shooting occurred just before 7 p.m. Saturday, according to police. Police who responded to the scene found one man suffering from a gunshot wound in the back. A spokesperson for D.C. Fire and EMS said the man was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

The suspected shooter was described as a black man between 21 and 23-years-old, 5 feet 9 inches tall and with a medium complexion. At the time of the shooting he was wearing a black jacket, hat and jeans.

Earlier on Saturday, a man armed with a handgun robbed a store in Hill East. The hold-up happened about 2:30 p.m. Saturday on the 900 block of 11th Street SE.  The suspect was described as a 5 feet 7 inches tall black man with a thin build, a black ski mask and gold-rimmed sun glasses.

About 9:30 p.m. Saturday there was an armed robbery near the H Street corridor. Police were flagged down on the 700 block of 13th Street NE by a person who said she and several friends were robbed.

The woman and her friends reported that three suspects approached them and one of the suspects placed a hard object against her side while the others demanded what she had in her pockets. A police officer on the block startled the thieves, who fled without stealing anything from the women. The suspects were stopped a short distance away by other officers and placed under arrest.

Several hours later there was another attack near the H Street corridor that happened about 3:25 a.m. Sunday. A man was violently attacked and robbed by three men on the 1300 block of Wylie Court NE.

The man reported that he met one of the suspects at a bar and shared drinks with him, according to an email from Metropolitan Police First District Lieutenant Brian A. Murphy.

The two left the bar together and were joined by the two other suspects on Wylie Court NE. All three suspects then pushed the man to the ground, kicked him in the head and emptied his pockets. The man was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries after the attack.

On Sunday afternoon, a woman had her cell phone snatched as she left the Union Station Metro station. Two teens on bikes rode by her and one of the teens grabbed the phone from her hand.

Last night, U.S. Park Police arrested a person in Hill East who had stolen a car in a different area. The arrest was made about 11 p.m. along the 1700 block of D and E streets SE.

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