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Robbers With Gun Strike Near RFK Stadium

Police car lightTwo men robbed someone at gunpoint near RFK Stadium last night, police said.

The armed robbery happened near 19th and East Capitol streets about 10:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Authorities said they’re looking for:

2 B/M – WHITE TANK TOP, S2, ,SHORT WITH BLUE STOP ,, 5;8 BRAID, — BLUE SHIRT WITH BLUE STOP ON IT WAS THE ONE WITH THE GUN

Police said they’re looking for a man in a violent robbery in Southwest this morning, too.

The crime occurred on the 100 block of M Street SW about 8 a.m.

Authorities described the suspect as:

B/M, 5’10”-6’0”, 150lbs-200lbs, medium complexion, late 20’s, wearing a black top, and navy blue basketball short.

Police also arrested a man wanted in connection with a violent robbery near Kingsman Academy Public Charter School early this morning, according to authorities.

The crime happened near 14th and E streets NE about 12:45 a.m.

The victim had her purse stolen by a man who punched her in the face, knocking her down, police said.

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Worker Seriously Injured After Falling From Scaffolding in Southwest

A construction worker was seriously injured after falling from scaffolding in Southwest earlier this morning.

The incident happened on the 400 block of Water St. SW around 8:15 a.m., according to D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Oscar Mendez. The worker fell nearly 10 feet onto a plate glass window.

Rescuers rushed the seriously injured worker to the hospital shortly after the fall, Mendez said.

Photo via D.C. Fire and EMS

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Woman Stabbed Near Nationals Park

police car3Someone stabbed a woman near Nationals Park earlier this afternoon, said D.C. Police.

The stabbing occurred on the 1300 block of Half St. SW just after 1 p.m. today, authorities said. That area is roughly one block away from Nationals Park.

The woman was conscious when officers arrived, according to D.C. Police spokeswoman Alice Kim.

Police are currently on the lookout for a person described as:

B/F, med compl, 5’3, 130 lbs, gym shorts & white t-shirt

Police said the suspect was last seen heading toward 14th and Canal streets SW.

This story will be updated when we know more.

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Man Wanted in 7-Eleven Theft Near Nationals Park Caught on Video

A man sought in a theft at a 7-Eleven near Nationals Park has appeared on video, police said.

The crime happened on the 1100 block of South Capitol Street SW on May 17 about 7:15 p.m.

Surveillance footage police released yesterday shows a man with a hat taking what appeared to be a DVD off a store shelf. He then walked toward the check-out counter with the item and pulled something out of his pocket.

Crime Solvers of Washington, D.C., currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for a crime committed in the District of Columbia. Your assistance is appreciated by your community.

Anyone who can identify these individuals or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at 202-727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE to 50411.

Video via YouTube/Metropolitan Police Department

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Councilmember Allen Invites Locals to Discuss Homeless Shelter Tonight

850 Delaware Ave. SWCouncilmember Charles Allen of Ward 6 is set to host a community meeting tonight to discuss the future of the proposed homeless shelter in Southwest.

The D.C. Council voted in May to build the facility at 850 Delaware Ave. SW as part of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s plan to shut down the aging D.C. General shelter. Allen is planning to talk about the next steps for the project and how locals can get engaged, according to his website.

The mayor’s Homeward D.C. team, which includes the departments of Human Services and General Services, also is slated to answer questions at the meeting.

The gathering is scheduled for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m at the Friendship Baptist Church (900 Delaware Ave. SW).

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Thieves With Knives Strike in Southwest

2nd and P streets SW (Photo via Google Maps)Four men robbed someone at knifepoint near Fort Lesley J. McNair in Southwest this morning, police said.

The armed robbery happened near 2nd and P streets SW about 8 a.m.

Authorities said they are looking for four suspects:

  • a black male, 6’0, high top fade wearing a white tank, blue jean shorts, armed with a knife.
  • a black male, 5’10, 16 years of age, 130 pounds wearing a black shirt.
  • a black male, 5’6, 16 years of age, 110-120 pounds, wearing a white tank and red shorts, armed with a knife.
  • a black male, wearing black and white Adidas pants.

Photo via Google Maps

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Woman Killed, Others Injured in Capitol Hill-Area Shootings

Crime tape (Photo via Flickr/nullvalue)A woman was shot and killed in one of three shootings in the Capitol Hill area since Friday, police said.

The fatal shooting happened in Hill East on the 700 block of Kentucky Avenue SE about 1:30 a.m. Saturday. The other shootings occurred on the 1100 block of 3rd Street SW about 10:15 p.m. Friday and on the 1500 block of F Street NE near Miner Elementary School about 3:30 a.m. Sunday.

In the fatal shooting, authorities found 40-year-old Stephanie Goodloe of Southeast D.C. dead when they arrived, police said. Donald Hairston, a 49-year-old resident of District Heights, Md., was arrested Saturday and charged with first degree murder while armed in connection with the crime.

Information on his lawyer wasn’t immediately available.

Police didn’t release suspect information in the other shootings. The conditions of the people injured in those attacks also weren’t immediately clear.

Photo via Flickr/nullvalue

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Man Hit by Shrapnel in Drive-by Near Nationals Park

1500 1st St. SW, photo via Google Street ViewA man was injured by shrapnel after someone shot at him from a car two blocks from Nationals Park just after midnight this morning, according to police.

The crime happened on the 1500 block of First St. SW at about 12:16 a.m., police said.

The victim was sitting on his porch when someone inside of a silver or tan sedan shot at him, according to a police report. Though the man was not hit by bullets, he did sustain shrapnel injuries in the middle of his back, authorities said.

Police have posted a lookout for a “gray or silver sedan” connected to the shooting:

Photo via Google Street View

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Where to Grab Coffee With Councilmember Allen This Week

Charles Allen (Photo via Facebook/Charles Allen)Councilmember Charles Allen of Ward 6 has scheduled another coffee date with interested Capitol Hill-area residents.

He’s set to hold his community office hours in the Waterfront Starbucks (1100 4th St. SW) Friday from 8 to 9:30 a.m.

The monthly gatherings move around Ward 6 between locations in Southwest and Hill East, as well as Shaw. Allen’s office also hosts quarterly evening office hours.

Locals can RSVP online. But reservations are not required to attend.

Photo via Facebook/Charles Allen

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Two Shootings, Two Stabbings Reported in Hill Area Since Friday

Police car lightThree men and one woman were injured during two separate shootings and two separate stabbings in the Capitol Hill area since Friday, police said.

The shootings happened on the 200 block of K Street SW about 12:15 a.m. Sunday and on the 700 block of 13th Street SE about 2 a.m. Saturday.

Each shooting injured a man. Authorities haven’t released suspect information in either of the crimes.

One of the stabbings, which injured a man, occurred on the 1200 block of Half Street SW about 9:30 p.m. Friday. The other stabbing, which injured a woman, was reported after the victim arrived at a fire station on the 1500 block of C Street SE about 1 a.m. today.

Authorities haven’t distributed descriptions of the individuals suspected of the crimes. But the person wanted in the stabbing of the woman is someone she knows, police said.

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How to See ‘Sharknado’ for Free at The Wharf Tonight

Photo via Facebook : SharknadoLocals will be able to catch a free flick in Southwest tonight.

“Sharknado” will be screened at the Wharf’s Gangplank Marina Park (600 Water St. SW) tonight at 8 p.m., according to a Facebook event page.

In case you’re not familiar with the talked-about movie, here’s a synopsis from IMDB:

When a freak hurricane swamps Los Angeles, nature’s deadliest killer rules sea, land, and air as thousands of sharks terrorize the waterlogged populace.

The development will show free “water-themed movies” every Friday night this summer as part of a promotion with Cantina Marina.

And in case shark tornadoes aren’t your thing, next week’s film will be “Finding Nemo.”

Photo via Facebook / Sharknado

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Woman Shot in Hill East

1000 block of 13th Street SE (Photo via Google Maps)A woman was shot in Hill East just before 3 p.m. today.

The shooting occurred about 2:55 p.m. on the 1000 block of 13th Street SE. The woman was shot multiple times and was conscious and breathing, according to police.

Police have not yet released any suspect description or information.

Photo via Google Maps

 

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District Council Approves New Location for Ward 6 Homeless Shelter

850 Delaware Ave SW (Photo via Google Maps)The District Council today approved a new location for the homeless family shelter planned for Southwest.

The move was part of a revision to Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Homeward DC plan to replace the aging D.C. General shelter with smaller, safer shelters in all eight Wards. As part of the council’s revised plan, the Ward 6 shelter was moved from its initial planned location at 700 Delaware Ave. SW to 850 Delaware Ave. SW.

Today the council voted unanimously to approve the revised plan.

The Ward 6 shelter, which will offer transitional housing to up to 50 homeless families, was originally slated to be built next to Blind Whino, an art and event space in Southwest. However, neighbors expressed concerns about the chosen site which was not on land owned by the District.

Neighbors identified District-owned property at 850 Delaware Ave. SW as a possible alternative. After considering another alternative location at 200 K St. NW, Ward 6 Councilman Charles Allen recommended that the council choose 850 Delaware Ave. SW for the future shelter.

Currently, 850 Delaware Ave. SW houses a Unity Health Care clinic in need of repairs. Allen said in a statement that the city has committed to rebuilding the clinic as part of the shelter construction.

“I believe today’s vote represents a better deal for D.C. taxpayers, a better deal for the Southwest community, and most important, a better deal for those families experiencing homelessness,” Allen said in a statement on the change of location.

Photo via Google Maps

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Police Seek Man Filmed Fleeing Car Crash Near H Street

(Updated at 3:21 p.m.) Police are on the lookout for a man connected to a car crash that occurred near the H Street corridor last week.

Authorities said someone crashed a car on the 900 block of 9th St. NE on May 18 just before 7 p.m. and fled the scene shortly thereafter.

A video released by police today appears to show the aftermath of the incident. In the video, a loud screech and a metallic boom can be heard before a man in red shoes sprints into view and out of the frame.

Vaughn Sterling, whose security camera captured the footage released by police, said the driver of the car slammed into another car at the intersection of 9th and I streets NE, “hit two pedestrians, jumped the curb and crashed into a house.”

Sterling said he believes the man filmed fleeing the crash is either the car’s driver or a passenger.

Police have also asked the public’s help in identifying a man who allegedly stole something from a store in near the Southwest Waterfront last Wednesday.

A video released today by police shows a man taking several items off of a store’s shelves:

Crime Solvers of Washington, DC currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for a crime committed in the District of Columbia. Your assistance is appreciated by your community.

Anyone who can identify these individuals or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE to 50411.

Videos via MPD

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Man Shot in Southwest

1100 block of 3rd Street SW (Photo via Google Maps)Someone shot a man in Southwest yesterday afternoon, police said.

The shooting happened on the 1100 block of 3rd Street SW about 5 p.m. Sunday.

The victim was conscious after the assault.

Police haven’t released any suspect information.

According to authorities, other crime reported in the Capitol Hill area over the weekend included:

  • A robbery with a knife on the 600 block of Lexington Place NE about 11 p.m. Saturday. Police haven’t released detailed suspect information. But authorities said they’re looking for two men, at least one of whom wore a mask. At least one of them also fled on a bicycle.
  • A robbery with a gun on 700 block of 11th Street NE about 4:45 p.m. Sunday. Police haven’t released a detailed description of the suspect. But they said he fled in a gray Chevrolet Impala.

Photo via Google Maps

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