Sunday, February 11, 2018

LeDroit Park: sounds of gunshots this morning, Sunday, 02-11-2018

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From: []
Sent: Sunday, February 11, 2018 11:13 AM
Subject: [LeDroitPark] Fw: MPD respond to incident in the 400 block of Elm st. N.W. on yesterday evening and Resident reported gun fire around 5:00 am- 5:30 am this morning in LeDroit Park

Good raining morning LeDroit Park,

I reached out to Commander Emerman of the 3rd District this morning to get some answers to these very concerning events that have occurred in LeDroit Park over the last 48 hours. Please read his response below. I want to reiterate that residents participate in the Mayor's Camera Rebate Program at


Anita Norman,
ANC Commissioner 1B01
Tel: (240) 257-5723

From: Norman, Anita (SMD 1B01)
Sent: Sunday, February 11, 2018 10:57 AM
To: Emerman, Stuart (MPD)
Subject: Re: MPD respond to incident in the 400 block of Elm st. N.W.. on yesterday evening and Resident reported gun fire around 5:00 am- 5:30 am this morning in LeDroit Park

On Feb 11, 2018 10:09 AM, "Emerman, Stuart (MPD)" <> wrote:

Good morning Commissioner Norman and thank you for your email.  I am including your sector captain and lieutenants in this response.  While they are certainly very concerning, both of these incidents are fortunately unrelated to each other.

At approximately 5:15am this morning, MPD was dispatched to multiple calls for the sounds of gunshots in the area of 2000 4th Street/400 Elm Street NW.  Responding units located multiple shell casings in the street, but no reported victims or property damage at this time.  We checked area hospitals and no victims were reported.  Due to the early hour, we have not located any witnesses who observed the actual shooter, but we will continue to investigate and encourage anyone who may have observed the incident to contact us.

We are very concerned regarding this incident, specifically because of the early morning and high number of shots fired/shell casings.  This is certainly alarming and unacceptable in our community. We continue to encourage members of the community to take part in the mayor’s camera rebate program, as we have found video to be helpful in many cases.  

As for the incident yesterday, at approximately 4:30pm, officers on patrol on 7th Street observed a subject driving a car and being involved in a motor vehicle accident.  The driver of the striking vehicle pulled away from the scene and drove to the 600 block of Florida avenue where his car broke down.  He then exited the vehicle, running on foot toward 5th and U Streets where he attempted to hide in a back yard from MPD.  He was located, placed under arrest, and charged with traffic violations, fleeing, as well as narcotics charges (he was in possession of illegal drugs).  The suspect in this case lives in the Parkview area, so he may have been attempting to get toward that location by going through LeDroit.

Please let me or the Sector officials know if you have any additional questions or concerns.  We appreciate your continued support of public safety in our community.  Thanks again and be safe. 
Stuart Emerman
Commander, Third District
Patrol Services North
Metropolitan Police Department
1620 V Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
202-673-6820 (Office)
202-486-0995 (Cell)
Twitter @DCPoliceDept

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On Feb 11, 2018, at 9:44 AM, Norman, Anita (SMD 1B01) <> wrote:
Good morning Commander Emerman,

I hope this email finds you well. I have received several notifications/ inquiries regarding the events that have occurred in LeDroit Park over the last two days. These include the heavy police presence from MPD yesterday evening in the 400 block of Elm St. N.W. and the residents' reporting of gunfire that was heard around the 2000 block of 4th st. and V st. between 5:00 am to 5:30 am this morning. Yesterday when I contacted 3D police station, an officer informed me that MPD was looking for a suspect that had fled into LeDroit Park. Could you apprise me of these two events and clarify any information so that I can respond to the inquiries of my constituents in my SMD that includes LeDroit Park. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Anita Norman
ANC Commissioner 1B01
Twitter anc@1b01

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