Weekend Crime: Man Shot in Southwest Friday Night

by Sean Meehan February 1, 2016 at 9:05 am 2 Comments

MPD Police CarsA man was shot on Friday night a block away from the Waterfront Metro station in Southwest.

Police discovered the man suffering from a gunshot wound on the 200 block of L Street SW about 10:15 p.m. Friday. The man was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. Police did not release any suspect description but mentioned that there was a group of people loitering in the area before the shooting.

Earlier on Friday, two people were threatened by a person with a weapon near the Potomac Avenue Metro station.

The confrontation happened about 2:30 p.m. Friday on the 1300 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE. Police officers searched the area after the incident and arrested a suspect who was also wanted for a robbery committed in November. Police did not say what the weapon used was.

Early Saturday morning, a newspaper deliverer was robbed at gunpoint near King Greenleaf Recreation Center in Southwest. The man reported that he was delivering newspapers on the 1300 block of 1st Street SW about 5 a.m. when he was accosted by two men. One of the men displayed a handgun and demanded money.

The thieves stole money from the man and fled on 1st Street SW and may have gotten into a white vehicle, according to an email from Metropolitan Police Department First District Commander Mark Beach. The suspects were both described as black men with black, hooded North Face jackets and face masks.

On Saturday night a man was robbed at gunpoint in an alley on the H Street corridor. The man was taking trash to a back alley on the 1300 block of H Street NE about 11 p.m. when he was threatened by a man armed with a handgun.

The attacker stole the man’s cell phone and money before fleeing the alley, according to an email from MPD Lieutenant Brian A. Murphy. The thief was described as a skinny black man about 6 feet tall wearing a tan hooded sweatshirt, black jacket and dark pants. The victim was not injured in the robbery.

Early this morning, two men robbed the 7-11 near the Eastern Market Metro station.

Two armed men entered the convenience store at 429 8th St. SE about 3:45 a.m. and demanded money. Both men were armed with handguns, according to an email from Murphy.

The men stole an undetermined amount of money from the store before fleeing on 8th Street SE. One suspect was described as a black man about 6 feet tall with a slim build. The other suspect was described as a black man about 5 foot 5 inches tall with a slim build.


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