Instead of writing individual posts about a few incidents that have happened in the U street area, I’ve decided to do a quick round-up of the crime in the area:

  • DCist reports on a rash of hold-ups on U street-area Chinese take out restaurants. I can’t say I’ve ever actually eaten at any of these places, but I hope that the businesses are able to recover and no other restaurants are hit.
  • MPD’s 3rd district listserv reports on a police-related shooting on 16th and Kalorama, right near Meridian Hill/Malcolm X Park. A police officer shot a suspect after he assaulted the police officer. The suspect is at a hospital recovering from a single gunshot wound and the police officer is in the hospital recovering from a head wound sustained during the incident. The Washington City Paper is reporting that the suspect was mentally ill. This is following the police-related shooting death of a mentally-ill man yesterday near H Street NE.

Also kids, it’s slippery out there, be careful where you’re going. I almost wiped out a few times on the short walk to/from the metro, and I’m from up North where we’re used to this kind of weather 6 months a year. Or something.

DCist alerted me to yet another shooting in Columbia Heights, this one around 8 pm last night at 15th and Fuller. Two men were shot in the abdomen and both are in critical condition. MPD indicates that the victims were Hispanic males and the shooting was an attempted robbery. Councilman Jim Graham seems to have more information on the details of the shooting:

Apparently the shooters knocked on the door at a house on Fuller that sells products from El Salvador. Something happened and two people were shot, one in eth [sic] leg and one in the side. They then left in Honda truck…Both victims are in stable condition at Medstar.

This violence appears to not be gang related.

Last night at approximately 9:15 there was a homicide in Columbia Heights, in an alley at 1300 Columbia Road. The victim died of gun shot(s) sustained during a shooting. MPD’s Third District has all available information on their listserv.

There is very little information on the web other than the Third District listserv. In general, though, I’ve found their listserv is updated regularly and while it doesn’t have a ton of information about crimes committed, it has the basic information, so use that as a resource if you want to learn more about crime happening in the Third District.