CRIME & SAFETY
Bystander killed in DC shootout was an Air Force veteran who had experienced homelessness
The victim killed by crossfire in Northwest D.C. Thursday afternoon was an Air Force veteran who previously overcame homelessness. Lasanta McGill, 62, was the bystander killed in a lunchtime shootout involving three men when a dispute spilled out of a deli on 7th Street NW near Howard Theatre just after 1 p.m., D.C. police said.
Security cameras are useless if police don't review video, frustrated DC resident says
WASHINGTON — In August 2022, Lyndon Bilal's new Toyota was brazenly stolen by a man driving a tow truck. The car was never found. Ten months later, gunmen fired at least 18 shots near Bilal's house in the 3600 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE. Finally early...
Shooter In Custody After Killing Innocent 62-Year-Old Bystander During Dispute In DC: Police
New information has been released by the Metropolitan Police Department following Thursday's fatal shooting of a bystander in Northwest DC. Lasanta McGill, 62, was shot and killed when an argument inside a Northwest DC market spilled out into the street and shots were fired, according to police. Metropolitan Police Commander...
Arrest made in deadly shooting on Green Line Metro train in DC
WASHINGTON (DC News Now) — Police said Friday that members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force found arrested the man wanted for the murder of a 17-year-old boy that took place on a Metro train in May. The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) said Keith N. Williams, 23, of Southeast D.C. faces the charge of […]
DC black bear tranquilized, captured after spending hours wandering through neighborhood
A black bear rambling through northeast Washington, D.C., was tranquilized by authorities Friday morning, closing roads and bringing out curious onlookers.
D.C. Robbers Caught On Surveillance
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington, D.C. Metro Police Department is investigating a robbery – snatch that happened yesterday morning in Southeast, D.C. Police are asking for help identifying two suspects involved in the incident. Shortly before 9 am, a victim was approached by two suspects at the 700 Block of Pennsylvania Avenue. The suspects snatched the victim’s belongings and left the scene. No one was injured during the robbery. A nearby surveillance camera captured the suspects. If you have any information about this incident, please take no action but call the police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT The post D.C. Robbers Caught On Surveillance appeared first on Shore News Network.
Man says teens attacked, carjacked him at gunpoint inside parking garage of DC apartment complex
WASHINGTON - A man is scared after an armed carjacking inside the parking garage of his apartment complex in northeast D.C. He told police, it happened in a parking garage on the 300 block of H Street around 8:30 p.m. this past Tuesday night. He spoke exclusively to FOX’S 5...
Suspect Apprehended in Fatal Stabbing of Woman in D.C. Residence
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington D.C. Metro Police Department detectives have announced the arrest made in connection with a May 29th homicide within a residence located in the Unit Block of Potomac Avenue in Southeast, D.C. Police made the discovery just before 3 pm when they found an unresponsive adult female victim with stab wounds inside a residence at the provided address. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. 52-year-old Regina Morris of D.C. was identified as the victim. 66-year-old Reginald Jones, of D.C., was arrested on Thursday and charged with Morris’s murder. This offense was determined to be domestic in nature The post Suspect Apprehended in Fatal Stabbing of Woman in D.C. Residence appeared first on Shore News Network.
19-year-old killed, driver runs away after red light crash in DC
WASHINGTON — Police are investigating after a car crash left a 19-year-old dead in Southeast D.C. early Thursday morning. According to the Metropolitan Police Department, the crash happened at the intersection of 11th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, Southeast. Investigators say just before 12:30 a.m., a 2005 Ford Focus was...
Funeral of 10-Year-Old Beset by Gunfire, Leaving 1 Dead, 1 Injured
LEFT: Arianna Davis (image provided by FBI) RIGHT: Wilson Chavis (image provided by Prince George’s County Police Department) A funeral service company owner has been arrested and charged with murder after shooting at people attending the funeral service of a 10-year-old girl who was brutally killed. Wilson Chavis, 48,...
Triple shooting leaves men hurt in Northeast DC
WASHINGTON — Police are investigating a triple shooting in Northeast D.C. Three men were hospitalized as a result of the shooting Thursday night. Metropolitan Police Department officers were called to the 1800 block of Kendall Street Northeast around 10:30 p.m. for a report of shots fired. When officers arrived on the scene, they found three men with gunshot wounds. All three were taken to area hospitals for treatment of injuries not thought to be life-threatening.
32-Year-Old man Fatally Shot in D.C.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A 32-year-old man was shot and killed inside a building in Southeast D.C. early Wednesday morning. The Washington, D.C. Metro Police Department is investigating the shooting. Just after 1:30 am, police arrived at the 4000 Block of 3rd Street to investigate a report of an unconscious person. Officers found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound inside a residence in the building. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. 32-year-old Richard Hendrix of D.C. was identified as the victim. If you have any information about this incident, please take no action but call the police at (202) The post 32-Year-Old man Fatally Shot in D.C. appeared first on Shore News Network.
“Big shooting in Shaw. 20 shots maybe.”
Readers report starting 1:22pm: “Big shooting in Shaw. 20 shots maybe. ON FLORIDA or T by 7th street. Police have 7th street closed off it appears”. “There was a shooting on 7th and T street NW about 10 minutes ago, police on scene. Please spread message to be safe in surrounding area.”
Jury hands down guilty verdict for man charged with shooting pregnant woman
WASHINGTON (WJLA) — A Washington, D.C. man was found guilty of assault and other charges stemming from the non-fatal shooting of his former romantic partner, who was pregnant at the time, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. Federal prosecutors said Joshua Hemphill, 32, went to his former partner's apartment...
DC Officer Killed In I-95 Motorcycle Crash
The Washington DC Police Department is mourning the loss of one of its own.Nelson Casillas Jr., died in a motorcycle crash on I-95 in Virginia Wednesday, June 7, authorities said.The 31-year-old was heading north on a 2007 Honda CBR1000 RR motorcycle at a high rate of speed, when he cut t…
Pilot of private jet that crashed in Virginia now identified as a retired Southwest Airlines pilot
The pilot of the private jet that crashed in Virginia after flying through restricted DC airspace has been named as Jeff Heffner, a retired Southwest Airlines pilot with 25 years service.
Fatal Shooting Claims the Life of 28-Year-Old in Southeast D.C.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – 28-year-old Joshua White of D.C. was shot and killed Tuesday evening in Southeast D.C. The incident happened at the 4700 Block of South Capitol Street. Shortly before 7 pm, officers from the Washington, D.C. Metro Police Department were in the vicinity of the shooting and responded to the sounds of gunshots. When police arrived at the location, they discovered White suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. A vehicle of interest in the gas station incident is a black Honda that was observed leaving the scene. As of now, no further The post Fatal Shooting Claims the Life of 28-Year-Old in Southeast D.C. appeared first on Shore News Network.
Help Identify Suspects in Washington DC Snatch Robbery on Pennsylvania Avenue
Police in Washington DC are requesting help from the public to identify two suspects in a snatch robbery that took place on June 8, 2023, in the 700 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, Southeast.
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