Kennedy & 5th Street: “the most dangerous intersection in the Fourth District"

Kennedy & 5th Street: “the most dangerous intersection in the Fourth District"

On Friday, February 15th, surrounded by bright colorful posters and toddler-sized school chairs, a very large crowd of residents and government officials gathered at Blandi's Child Learning Center to talk about the recent shooting at 5th and Kennedy Streets, along with other crime issues in the area.

The take-away? According to MPD Chief Peter Newsham, the intersection of 5th and Kennedy is the most dangerous intersection in their Fourth District.

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MPD releases disturbing video of shooting at 5th & Kennedy, asks for public's help

MPD releases disturbing video of shooting at 5th & Kennedy, asks for public's help

On Thursday, February 7, 2019 there was an explosion of gunshots at 5th and Kennedy Street NW. Multiple people were involved, but miraculously, considering the number of shooters, it seems no one was injured. MPD released a video of the shooting from a local retail establishment. There’s a public meeting Friday with MPD to discuss.

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Shooting on Varnum and 8th leaves two cars on sidewalk and one person shot (updated)

Shooting on Varnum and 8th leaves two cars on sidewalk and one person shot (updated)

A violent scene erupted on the 800 block of Varnum Street NW just before 11pm on Sunday night, leaving two cars on the sidewalk, one person dead from a gunshot, a woman screaming, and a lookout for two men and one woman.

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GoFundMe set up to help local resident shot on Kennedy Street

GoFundMe set up to help local resident shot on Kennedy Street

Local resident Alex Morse, who works downtown at Voice of America, was shot on Tuesday as he was leaving a restaurant near 1st and Kennedy just after noon on New Year’s Day. His friends have set up a GoFundMe to help cover costs.

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Gunfire on 5th Street leaves residents ducking for cover and shaking their heads

Gunfire on 5th Street leaves residents ducking for cover and shaking their heads

Five shots, no injuries in the middle of a Friday afternoon.

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"Is that a DC cop?" MPD officers get new uniforms

"Is that a DC cop?" MPD officers get new uniforms

MPD announced that it has rolled out new uniforms to officers across the city at the beginning of the month, and gone are the soft blue shirts the patrol officers wore, replaced with a darker set of uniforms that offer comfort benefits.

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There might have been an obvious giveaway CVS was about to get robbed...

There might have been an obvious giveaway CVS was about to get robbed...

The CVS at the corner of Van Buren and Georgia Avenue (6514 Georgia Avenue NW) was robbed at gunpoint on September 1st. MPD responded and ended up arresting one of the three suspects. 

One of the suspects wore a very… suspect… outfit.

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MPD Chief Newsham responds to calls for more support in SW Petworth

MPD Chief Newsham responds to calls for more support in SW Petworth

Ward 4 Councilmember, Brandon Todd, recently sent a letter to MPD's Chief Newsham requesting that MPD changes occur in how they patrol the Southwest Petworth area, which has seen a large surge in crime. MPD Chief Peter Newsham sent a response to the Councilmember on August 30th.

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CM Todd sends letter to MPD Chief Newsham to get vice to remain in Ward 4

CM Todd sends letter to MPD Chief Newsham to get vice to remain in Ward 4

After a recent surge in crime, residents in the Southwest Petworth portion of Ward 4 have been imploring MPD to bring their Narcotics and Special Investigations Division (NSID) to Ward 4 on a more permanent basis. The Ward 4 Councilmember, Brandon Todd, recently sent a letter to MPD's Chief Newsham requesting that MPD make this change happen. 

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Gunshot victim breaks into Petworth resident's locked basement

Gunshot victim breaks into Petworth resident's locked basement

After the sounds of four to five gunshots one night last week, a homeowner on Crittenden street was startled when there was a crashing sound from the back of his house, and a stranger burst into the house suffering from gunshot wounds.

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Is there a hydromaniac loose in the neighborhood?

Is there a hydromaniac loose in the neighborhood?

File this one under “weird but true.” Someone seems to be going around the area opening up the water spigots on the outside of buildings and homes and letting the water run at full force. Why?

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Shooting reported 8th & Shepherd closed with arrest

Shooting reported 8th & Shepherd closed with arrest

On Friday, July 27th, there was a shooting on the 3800 block of 8th Street (originally reported as occurring at 8th and Taylor Streets). The shooter was arrested.

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