Wednesday, January 25, 2017

MPD alert: Shooting on the 1700 block of North Capitol Street NE

From: AlertDC []
Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 10:06 PM
Subject: Crime Alert 5th District (PSA 501-508)

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

Alert: Shooting in the 1700 block of North Capitol St, NE. Lookout for B/M,20 YOA, 5'9", 150 lbs,wearing a black hoodie/blue jeans, armed with a handgun

Sent by MPD CAD #10989



Person said...

I was on the scene soon after the incident. Based on what I learned from other witnesses, this was a robbery of an apparent employee of the Jamaican food shop on N. Cap and Randolf. She was shot at multiple times while struggling with the thief, who ultimately succeeded in taking her bag and running off westbound on Randolf. Several witnesses saw the last shots and the thief, but his face was covered.

She was hit in arm and leg. When I saw her she was in evident pain, but did the injuries did not appear life threatening. She was with a friend or coworker, so she did not suffer the ordeal alone.

She was down on the ground on N. Cap sidewalk just south of the funeral home where the homes' front yards have high retaining walls, the side walk narrows, and it is very dark. This is sort of a natural ambush site, and I (a grown man) am always weary of going through that block at night because of limited escape path.

Big Daddy Jones said...

I actually witnessed this robbery/shooting, as I sat at the light with my 13 yr old daughter. She was shaken to the core witnessing this crime. In other words there were more than one victim.

Unknown said...

Hi Big Daddy Jones, would you care to elaborate a little bit on what you saw? We, as residents of that block, would really appreciate your insight.

Jenifer said...
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Jenifer said...

A relative was mugged about 7pm in that same area about 2 years ago. It seems dark and a place where people can be trapped. Could we ask for some better street lighting, at a minimum?