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Police ID 3-Year-Old Girl Killed In Crossfire Of Southeast DC Shooting Police ID 3-Year-Old Girl Killed In Crossfire Of Southeast DC Shooting
Police ID 3-Year-Old Girl Killed In Crossfire Of Southeast DC Shooting New details have been released by the Metropolitan Police Department after a 3-year-old girl was shot and killed in Southeast DC overnight. Investigators have identified Ty'ah Settles as the child who was killed on Friday night after suffering a gunshot wound and being taken to an area fire station, according to officials. At approximately 9:10 p.m. on May 3, officers responded to the 2300 block of Hartford Street SE, after hearing gunshots ring out. Commander Makal provides an update to the shooting that occurred in the 2300 block of Hartford Street, SE. pic.twitter.com/YYb16YBMZw — DC…
Teen Student Grazed By Bullet Shot Outside Northwest DC School, Police Say (DEVELOPING) Teen Student Grazed By Bullet Shot Outside Northwest DC School, Police Say (DEVELOPING)
Teen Student Grazed By Bullet Shot Outside Northwest DC School, Police Say (Developing) A teen girl was grazed by a bullet while sitting in a Northwest DC high school on Friday morning, police say. Officers from the Metropolitan Police Department responded to Dunbar High School at approximately 10 a.m. on May 3, where there was a reported shooting in the area. According to investigators, "it appears a bullet entered the school and grazed a student" who has minor injuries. They also stressed that there is no active threat inside the school. MPD responded to the sounds of gunshots that occurred outside of Dunbar High School. There is NO active threat inside the school. Offi…
Police Seeking Gunman Who Shot Father, 5-Year-Old Daughter In Northeast DC Police Seeking Gunman Who Shot Father, 5-Year-Old Daughter In Northeast DC
Police Seeking Gunman Who Shot Father, 5-Year-Old Daughter In Northeast DC The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public's assistance as they attempt to track down a wanted man who allegedly shot a father and his 5-year-old daughter in Northeast DC overnight. Investigators have identified 29-year-old Alante Partlow as a suspect who is wanted for a late-night shooting on Tuesday night, officials say.  At around 11:30 p.m. on April 23, police say that officers were called to the 4800 block of North Capitol Street NE, where they found a man and his daughter suffering from gunshot wounds. Both were treated and taken to local hospital for treatment of …
District Man Sentenced For Killing 16-Year-Old During Deadly Drug Deal In DC: Feds District Man Sentenced For Killing 16-Year-Old During Deadly Drug Deal In DC: Feds
District Man Sentenced For Killing 16-Year-Old During Deadly Drug Deal In DC: Feds An 18-year-old gunman who killed a teen during a botched drug deal in Washington, DC will avoid the maximum prison term after a judge showed leniency, federal authorities announced. District resident Eugene Williams was sentenced this week after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter in December for the fatal shooting of DeShaun Francis, 16, who accompanied a family member to sell marijuana in February 2022. According to court documents, on Feb. 8, 2022, Williams arranged to buy weed from a family member of Francis, with the intention of visiting his father after the deal went down. Fra…
Desperate Plea Made From Family Of 15-Year-Old Killed In DC Drive-By Shooting Desperate Plea Made From Family Of 15-Year-Old Killed In DC Drive-By Shooting
Desperate Plea Made From Family Of 15-Year-Old Killed In DC Drive-By Shooting Support is swelling around the family of 15-year-old Niomi Russell, who was shot and killed over the weekend by drive-by shooters in Southeast DC.  Russell, a Northwest DC native, was found shot and killed late on Sunday, April 14 inside an apartment building in the 2400 block of Elvans Road. She was pronounced dead at the scene by members of the Metropolitan Police Department who heard the gunshots ring out and rushed to investigate the incident. According to police, the investigation determined that unknown suspects opened fire from a vehicle targeting people outside the building. Af…
DC Teen Dies After Being Found With Gunshot Wounds In Maryland Park, Police Say DC Teen Dies After Being Found With Gunshot Wounds In Maryland Park, Police Say
DC Teen Dies After Being Found With Gunshot Wounds In Maryland Park, Police Say An 18-year-old District resident has been identified as the person found with fatal gunshot wounds in a Maryland park on Sunday night.  At approximately 6:45 p.m. on April 14, first responders were called to a park in the 800 block of Birchleaf Avenue in Seat Pleasant, where they found Michael Delonta Cooper suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The Maryland-National Capital Park, Seat Pleasant, and Prince George's County police departments all responded to the Seat Pleasant Neighborhood Park, where they treated Cooper and paramedics rushed him to an area hospital where he later…
Maryland Man Found Shot To Death In Vehicle Partially Parked On Sidewalk In Southeast DC: MPD Maryland Man Found Shot To Death In Vehicle Partially Parked On Sidewalk In Southeast DC: MPD
Maryland Man Found Shot To Death In Vehicle Partially Parked On Sidewalk In Southeast DC: MPD A Maryland man was found shot to death inside a vehicle that was partially parked on a sidewalk in Southeast DC on Saturday morning, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. Clinton resident Christian Elsberry has been identified by the agency as the person whose body was found shortly after 4 a.m. on April 13, officials confirmed. At approximately 4:12 a.m. on Saturday, officers found the vehicle parked on the sidewalk near the intersection of Stanton Road and Mississippi Avenue SE, and when they approached, found Elsberry inside, unconscious and not breathing, suffering from multi…
One Killed, Two Children Among Five Injured In Northeast DC Mass Shooting: MPD (DEVELOPING) One Killed, Two Children Among Five Injured In Northeast DC Mass Shooting: MPD (DEVELOPING)
One Killed, Two Children Among Five Injured In Northeast DC Mass Shooting: MPD (Developing) One person was killed and five others shot - including two children - in the latest instance of gun violence in the District, police confirmed. Members of the Metropolitan Police Department were called at around 6:10 p.m. on Wednesday night to the 1100 block of 21st Street NE, where they found multiple people suffering from gunshot wounds. Alert: Shooting Investigation in the 1100 block of 21st Street, NE. Lookout is for a for a light blue Toyota sedan, UNK tags, no front tags, dark tints, black rims with possibly occupied with two shooters inside. L/S heading Eastbound on Maryland Ave …
VA Double Murder Suspect Drove Carjacked Vehicle Until It Broke Down, Victims ID'd: Cops VA Double Murder Suspect Drove Carjacked Vehicle Until It Broke Down, Victims ID'd: Cops
Edward Bland Arrested For Killing Leann Harris, Asia Payne More details have been released in a double murder Tuesday morning, April 2 in Manassas. Edward James Jackson Bland, 36, stole a vehicle from a man at gunpoint around 12:45 a.m. on the 8100 block of Portwood Turn in Manassas, county police said. Sometime before then, Bland is believed to have shot and killed Leann Harris, 34, and Asia Payne, 22, whose bodies were found in a nearby home hours later, when the stolen vehicle broke down near I-66 and I-81, authorities said. Bland walked to a nearby convenience store where authorities were notified, and the vehicle he was driving was confi…
Three Admit To Mistakenly Shooting Father, Son Heading To WWE Show In Northeast DC: Feds Three Admit To Mistakenly Shooting Father, Son Heading To WWE Show In Northeast DC: Feds
Three Admit To Mistakenly Shooting Father, Son Heading To WWE Show In Northeast DC: Feds Three men who shot a father and his 14-year-old son waiting to head to a WWE wrestling event in Northeast DC more than five years ago have admitted to their roles in the mistaken hit, federal authorities announced. District residents Jamal Matthews, Darnell Savoy, and Stefon Freshley pleaded guilty over the weekend to the Dec. 28, 2018 shooting of two people in the Clay Terrace neighborhood who were innocent bystanders. According to the government’s evidence, the victims were in their SUV standing along the curb in the 200 block of 54th Street NE, waiting for a friend to arrive so they…
Police ID Man Killed In Navy Yard Easter Sunday Apartment Shooting In DC Police ID Man Killed In Navy Yard Easter Sunday Apartment Shooting In DC
Police ID Man Killed In Navy Yard Easter Sunday Apartment Shooting In DC A 44-year-old man was shot and killed inside a Southeast DC apartment building on Easter Sunday, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. Investigators identified Northwest DC resident Michael James Quander, Jr., 44, as the person who was gunned down inside a residential building in the Navy Yard over the weekend. Shortly after 3 a.m. on Sunday, March 31, officers were called to the 1100 block of 2nd Street SE, where there were multiple reports of gunshots inside the building. Upon arrival, officers found Quander suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the…
Driver Who Rammed Police Vehicle Fleeing Armed Robbery In MD Arrested In DC, Officials Say Driver Who Rammed Police Vehicle Fleeing Armed Robbery In MD Arrested In DC, Officials Say
Driver Who Rammed Police Vehicle Fleeing Armed Robbery In MD Arrested In DC, Officials Say An armed robber was shot by an officer from the Prince George's County Police Department after targeting a store in a District Heights shopping center, officials say. Shortly after 3 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, detectives were surveilling a carjacked vehicle in the 5700 block of Silver Hill Road, where two men wearing masks got out and walked into the business. We are on the scene of an officer involved shooting in the 5700 block of Silver Hill Road. We are gathering information, we will provide additional details once confirmed. pic.twitter.com/LGEoz895fH — PGPDNEWS (@PGPDNews) March 28…
Teen Killed During Hotel Fight Near Dulles Airport (UPDATE) Teen Killed During Hotel Fight Near Dulles Airport (UPDATE)
Teen Killed During Hotel Fight Near Dulles Airport (Update) Police have released additional details in a fight that turned deadly for one teenager in Fairfax County Wednesday, March 20. Officers responded to the 13000 block of Coppermine Road in McNair, up the road from Dulles Airport, around 3:30 p.m. on reports of shots fired, police said. UPDATE: Major Search Launched For Gunman, 18, In Deadly Shooting Near Dulles Airport On scene of a shooting in Fairfax County, where officers say a teenager was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. 13000 blk Coppermine Rd in McNair, not far from Dulles Airport. Police still searchi…
Maryland Shooter Admits To Gunning Down Man In Northeast DC On Thanksgiving Weekend: Feds Maryland Shooter Admits To Gunning Down Man In Northeast DC On Thanksgiving Weekend: Feds
Maryland Shooter Admits To Gunning Down Man In Northeast DC On Thanksgiving Weekend: Feds A Maryland man has admitted to his role in the fatal shooting of a popular 34-year-old man in Northeast DC over Thanksgiving weekend last year, authorities announced. Andre Hicks, 40, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to second-degree murder while armed in connection to the death of Southeast DC resident Daniel Adams in November 2023.  On Saturday, Nov. 25, 2023, officers from the Metropolitan Police Department found Adams in the 1300 block of Florida Avenue NE suffering from gunshot wounds. According to prosecutors, Hicks approached several people, including Adams, on the day of the shooting…
Man Fired Shot At Cops, Family Following Domestic Dispute In Gainesville, PWC Police Say Man Fired Shot At Cops, Family Following Domestic Dispute In Gainesville, PWC Police Say
Man Fired Shot At Cops, Family Following Domestic Dispute In Gainesville, PWC Police Say A man fired a gunshot toward officers and his family who were being evacuated during a domestic disturbance that was reported in Prince William County over the weekend, investigators say. Jessy William Szypulski, 34, is facing multiple charges following an incident that played out near his Gainesville home in the 7800 block of Carrick Drive on the morning of Saturday, Feb. 17, authorities announced. According to a spokesperson from the Prince William County Police Department, officers were called to the home to investigate a report of a domestic dispute with weapons involved, and when they …
Shooter Charged With Murder Of Young Father In Southeast DC: Metropolitan Police Shooter Charged With Murder Of Young Father In Southeast DC: Metropolitan Police
Shooter Charged With Murder Of Young Father In Southeast DC: Metropolitan Police Investigators have apprehended a man wanted for allegedly killing a beloved 24-year-old father in Southeast DC. Robert Straughter, 26, has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder while armed for his role in the fatal shooting of Tyejuan Harkum last December, the Metropolitan Police Department announced on Tuesday. Shortly before 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023, officers were called to the 2600 block of Naylor Road SE to investigate a shooting, where they found Harkum suffering from a gunshot wound. Harkum was treated and rushed to an area hospital, where he later died fr…
Carjacker Used Stolen Uber To Terrorize Drivers During 35-Minute Crime Spree In DC: Feds Carjacker Used Stolen Uber To Terrorize Drivers During 35-Minute Crime Spree In DC: Feds
Carjacker Used Stolen Uber To Terrorize Drivers During 35-Minute Crime Spree In DC: Feds The 19-year-old District man who carjacked an Uber driver then used the stolen vehicle during a short-lived crime spree in DC has been arrested and charged, federal authorities announced. Dallas McKinney was arraigned on an indictment returned by a Superior Court grand jury charging him for a violent string of armed carjacking through several neighborhoods in Southeast DC that were reported over the course of approximately 35 minutes. On Sept. 29 last year, it is alleged that McKinney carjacked an Uber driver at gunpoint in the Eastern Market neighborhood, threatening both the Uber dri…
Birthday Celebration Turns Deadly: Alexandria Teen To Be Tried As Adult In DC Man's Murder Birthday Celebration Turns Deadly: Alexandria Teen To Be Tried As Adult In DC Man's Murder
Birthday Celebration Turns Deadly: Alexandria Teen To Be Tried As Adult In DC Man's Murder A second Virginia man has been arrested in connection to the fatal shooting of 24-year-old Diamonte Lewis last October in Southeast DC, authorities announced on Wednesday. The Metropolitan Police Department reported on Feb. 7 that 20-year-old Na'eem Butler, of Herndon, has been extradited from State College in Pennsylvania to be taken back to DC, where he was charged with second-degree murder while armed. His arrest comes weeks after Alexandria resident Ashton Inabinet was arrested and charged, according to federal officials. The fatal incident happened in front of Nellie's Sports Bar…
Road Rage Driver Fires Gun During Fight In Middle Of Manassas Intersection, Police Say Road Rage Driver Fires Gun During Fight In Middle Of Manassas Intersection, Police Say
Road Rage Driver Fires Gun During Fight In Middle Of Manassas Intersection, Police Say A Virginia man is facing charges for firing a gun, hitting an uninvolved vehicle, during a road rage incident in the middle of an intersection, police said. Timmy Mitchell Deane, of Woodbridge, became involved in a road rage incident near Dumfries and Counselor Roads in Manassas around 1:20 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, Prince William County police said. While the two vehicles were stopped at the intersection, the 52-year-old victim approached Deane's vehicle where both drivers engaged in a physical altercation, police said. During the encounter, Deane held a gun towards the victim and fired a…
Raging Gunman Who Shot Ex's Pregnant Friend In Southeast DC Closet Gets Prison Time: Feds Raging Gunman Who Shot Ex's Pregnant Friend In Southeast DC Closet Gets Prison Time: Feds
Raging Gunman Who Shot Ex's Pregnant Friend In Southeast DC Closet Gets Prison Time: Feds The District man who went on a rampage while targeting a former lover will spend decades behind bars after being convicted last summer of assault with the intent to kill a pregnant woman he shot in the head in Southeast DC.  Joshua Hemphill has been sentenced to 26 years in prison after being found guilty in June 2023 for two counts of assault with intent to kill while armed, and other offenses for an early morning shooting more than five years ago. Hemphill, 32, attacked an ex who was in the company during a "fit of rage," leading to his arrest and conviction, according to prosec…
Murder Suspect, 21, Charged In 2023 Double Richmond Highway Shopping Center Shooting: Police Murder Suspect, 21, Charged In 2023 Double Richmond Highway Shopping Center Shooting: Police
Zaire Lee Davis Arrested In Death Of Akeem Williams: Police Police in Prince William County have captured a 21-year-old murder suspect in connection with a double shooting earlier this month at a Richmond Highway shopping center last year, they said. Zaire Lee Davis, of no fixed address, is believed to have been arguing with 27-year-old Akeem Rashaud Williams and another man on the 13900 block of Richmond Highway on Jan. 16, 2023, when gunfire rang out, county police said. Williams, another man, and an occupied vehicle were struck by gunfire. Williams died at the hospital while another individual was hospitalized with minor injuries, police said. F…
Second Suspect Arrested For Mother's Day Shooting Of 10-Year-Old Arianna Davis In DC: MPD Second Suspect Arrested For Mother's Day Shooting Of 10-Year-Old Arianna Davis In DC: MPD
Second Suspect Arrested For Mother's Day Shooting Of 10-Year-Old Arianna Davis In DC: MPD A second person has been arrested in connection to the Mother's Day shooting that killed 10-year-old Arianna Davis in DC last year. Dallas McKinney, 19, of Southeast DC, has been arrested and charged with murder, joining 19-year-old Koran Gregory, who was arrested last fall following an investigation. Shortly after 9 p.m. on Sunday, May 14, 2023, investigators said that Davis was hit by a stray bullet in the 3700 block of Hayes Street NE, after dozens of shots rang out in the area. Officials said that the family heard the gunshots while driving through the area, and later realized that the…
Virginia Teen Dies At Hospital Days After Targeted Maryland Shooting: Police Virginia Teen Dies At Hospital Days After Targeted Maryland Shooting: Police
Virginia Teen Dies At Hospital Days After Targeted Maryland Shooting: Police The 17-year-old Virginia native who was shot across state lines in Maryland has died at an area hospital from his injuries, the Howard County Police Department confirmed. Natanael Rodriguez Cuxun, of Arlington, was a passenger in a vehicle traveling on Snowden River Parkway near Rustling Leaf in Columbia when he was shot and later died at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, according to investigators. Detectives believe that a shooter fired several shots at his vehicle at around 2:10 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 21 from another vehicle that fled the scene. Cuxun was struck once, and tw…
Gun Sale Gone Awry Leads To Shootout Between Virginia Men In Maryland: Police Gun Sale Gone Awry Leads To Shootout Between Virginia Men In Maryland: Police
Gun Sale Gone Awry Leads To Shootout Between Virginia Men In Maryland: Police A group of men from Virginia have been arrested following the investigation into a shooting in Montgomery County on Thursday night, authorities announced. Four people are facing charges after crossing state lines into Maryland, leading to an argument and shootout that led to the seizure of high-caliber weapons in downtown Silver Spring. At around 10:30 p.m. on Jan. 18, officers from the Montgomery County Department of Police on patrol spotted a suspicious group of people who began arguing with each other. According to a police spokesperson, the occupants inside of a blue Honda Accord with …
Charges For Shooter, Not Driver After Dog Struck By Vehicle In Virginia, Sheriff Says Charges For Shooter, Not Driver After Dog Struck By Vehicle In Virginia, Sheriff Says
Charges For Shooter, Not Driver After Dog Struck By Vehicle In Virginia, Sheriff Says The hit-and-run driver who struck a dog and was shot at in Loudoun County will not face charges after a man did his best John Wick impression late last week, officials say. Steven Drew, 43, was arrested last week after members of the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office were called to investigate a shooting in the 1000 block of Albemarle Road in Sterling when gunshots rang out after his dog was hit by a car that kept going. According to a spokesperson from the sheriff's office, at around 7:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 10, a white vehicle struck a dog that entered the road and continued south down …
DC Man Doomed By Loyalty Card Heading To Prison For Liquor Store Shooting: Feds DC Man Doomed By Loyalty Card Heading To Prison For Liquor Store Shooting: Feds
DC Man Doomed By Loyalty Card Heading To Prison For Liquor Store Shooting: Feds Loyalty will cost a District man more than a decade behind bars after he was convicted for his role in a Southeast DC shooting, federal authorities announced. Vincent James, 39, was convicted by a jury in DC Superior Court late last year following a three-day trial after a shooting outside a Southeast DC liquor store in July 2020. On Friday, James was sentenced to 132 months in prison, according to officials. Prosecutors say that at around 2 a.m. on July 30, 2020, James got into a disagreement in the parking lot of Spar Liquors on South Capitol Street SE that turned deadly. Unprompted and…
Teen Carjacker Shot During Exchange Of Gunfire In Northeast DC: Metropolitan Police Teen Carjacker Shot During Exchange Of Gunfire In Northeast DC: Metropolitan Police
Teen Carjacker Shot During Exchange Of Gunfire In Northeast DC: Metropolitan Police A teen is behind bars after being involved in a reported shooting involving a vehicle he had just carjacked in Southeast DC, police say. On Friday, Jan. 12, a man was sitting inside his car in the 1900 block of 14th Street SE, when three suspects approached, assaulted, and robbed him at gunpoint before two made off with his vehicle, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. Shortly after stealing the vehicle, police say that one of the two carjackers began exchanging gunfire with another person in the 3300 block of Bening Road NE, during which he was struck by a bullet. Responding o…
School Community Chipping In To Support Children Whose Mother Was Killed By DC Drive-By Shooter School Community Chipping In To Support Children Whose Mother Was Killed By DC Drive-By Shooter
School Community Chipping In To Support Children Whose Mother Was Killed By DC Drive-By Shooter Friends and family are rallying around the family of a beloved mother of three who was one of two people whose lives were "needlessly taken" by a drive-by shooter in Southwest DC late last month. Gun violence in DC hit close to home for the Van Ness Elementary School family following the loss of 35-year-old Patricia Harris, a popular member of the school's community who was shot on Dec. 21 while walking not far from Nationals Park. She leaves behind three children between the ages of 4 and 14, and now support is swelling for the kids, who will have to be taken care of by other family member…
McDonald's Shooter Arrested In Alexandria: Officials McDonald's Shooter Arrested In Alexandria: Officials
McDonald's Shooter Arrested In Alexandria: Officials A 20-year-old man has been arrested in a shooting last month at an Alexandria McDonald's, authorities said. City resident Michael Anthony Carr Jr., was charged with robbery, malicious wounding, and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, police in Alexandria said. Police at the time said shots were fired during a fight that escalated at the Duke Street McDonald’s on Dec. 27. The case remains active and anyone with information is urged to call APD Detective Riley at 703-746-6225. Want breaking news in the DMV as it happens, or want to contribute? Join the DMV All Incidents Facebook…
Manhunt For Murder Suspect Wanted In Prince William County Intensifies With New Reward: Cops Manhunt For Murder Suspect Wanted In Prince William County Intensifies With New Reward: Cops
Manhunt For Murder Suspect Wanted In Prince William County Intensifies With New Reward: Cops A Fredericksburg man is still on the run in Virginia months after a 26-year-old man was killed in Prince William County. Tyus James Terrell, 27, is wanted for murder and other offenses after being identified as the suspect who allegedly gunned down Big Stone Gap resident Quatrail Raynard Smalls in November, according to police. Shortly before 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14, residents reported hearing multiple gunshots fired in the 3700 block of Wharf Lane in the Triangle neighborhood, with one person down. The shooting was reported on Wharf Lane in Triangle. Google Maps satellite view U…
Shooting Suspect In Custody After New Year's Day Hotel Murder In DC, Police Say (UPDATED) Shooting Suspect In Custody After New Year's Day Hotel Murder In DC, Police Say (UPDATED)
Shooting Suspect In Custody After New Year's Day Hotel Murder In DC, Police Say (Updated) Police investigators in Washington, DC have apprehended a man wanted in connection to the first homicide of 2024 after a woman was found shot to death inside an area hotel. Jelani Cousin, 18, has been charged with second-degree murder while armed for his alleged role in the fatal shooting of Clinton, Maryland resident Ashlei Hinds, 18, in the Embassy Suites on Military Road NW on New Year's Day. Embassy Suites on Military Road Northwest in the Friendship Heights neighborhood Google Maps street view The shooting was reported shortly after 1:15 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 1 in the 4300 block…