Sunday, July 10, 2016

shooting at Flagler & W Street NW last night at 4:19 am; no arrests; update from a neighbor: victim has died

See these tweets and alerts:

Scott Roberts@ScottRobertsDC
two gunshots (or fireworks?) at 4:19am; police now on the scene (no sirens) at Flagler & W St NW
4:31 AM - 10 Jul 2016

DC Police Department@DCPoliceDept                         
Alert: SHOOTING at 0419 hrs in the 2100 block of Flagler Pl., NW. No lookout at this time//6802
5:19 AM - 10 Jul 2016 
Retweeted by Scott Roberts @ScottRobertsDC
Bloomingdale, Washington, DC resident.

From: AlertDC []
Sent: Sunday, July 10, 2016 5:19 AM
Subject: Crime Alert 5th District (PSA 501-508)

This is an important message from the District of Columbia AlertDC system.

Alert: SHOOTING at 0419 hrs in the 2100 block of Flagler Pl., NW. No lookout at this time
Sent to 5th District (PSA 501-508) Alert DC
Sent by MPD CAD #6802  

Shooting: Flagler & W St,1 victim in hospital investigating- no arrests
6:16 AM - 10 Jul 2016

...and see this 8:24 am brief message from a resident (not the police!):

 I found out from a neighbor that the victim died.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm very sad to hear this, especially sad to hear that the victim may have died.

But seriously: where is MPD? There is a string of armed robberies and other high profile crime in the exact same 2-3 blocks and NOWHERE ELSE in the neighborhood. And MPD's reaction seems to be thoughts and prayers and willful blindness to the problem.

At a minimum, we need a permanent, 24/7 police presence in this area until this stops. Yes, the construction is no doubt a contributing factor and certainly slows response times and creates a disincentive for MPD to drive through the area - but the real problem here is that MPD is nowhere to be found.

I'd like to see a coherent plan from MPD about what they plan to do about this problem and someone to convince me the lights are on and someone is home in the Fifth District Headquarters.

Here's some suggestions:
1) Officers in the general vicinity of Adams and Flagler at all times.
2) A car on each of Flagler, Adams, First, and Second at all times - even if sometimes unattended.
3) Uniformed officers walking the blocks.

This has to stop.