Update on city services for Kennedy & 5th Street

Update on city services for Kennedy & 5th Street

Jasmin Benab, the ever-present, hard-working member of the Deputy Mayor for Public Safety team, sent an email out this afternoon on behalf of Kevin Donahue, the deputy mayor, regarding recent updates on city services and next steps for 5th and Kennedy Street.

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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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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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Security Camera Rebate hits 10,000 cameras, more than $1.5 million in rebates

Security Camera Rebate hits 10,000 cameras, more than $1.5 million in rebates

The Security Camera Rebate program started two years ago after the DC Council passed the “Private Security Camera Incentive Program Emergency Act of 2016.” The program provides financial rebates to residents, businesses and churches who purchase outdoor security cameras and who make the recordings available to MPD upon request. Since the program started, DC has funded 10,000 cameras from 4,500 requests across the city, mainly to residents.

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Qualia staff assaulted by spitting suspect

Qualia staff assaulted by spitting suspect

File under the "Seriously, what?" category. A man who reportedly has a reputation of being a bad customer at various establishments in DC took his most recent belligerence to a new level by assaulting employees of Qualia Coffee on Monday, January 22nd.

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Crime spree? String of armed robberies leaves one in the hospital

Crime spree? String of armed robberies leaves one in the hospital

A string of six armed robberies over the last two days – four of them taking place in or near Petworth - have left one man in the hospital and at least seven victims lighter in the pockets. Three of the robberies took place Thursday morning and three took place early this morning. One of the robberies reportedly took place at knife point, and two of the robberies took place at gunpoint. MPD says it is investigating to determine whether the robberies are related.

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Crossing guard hit by car at Farragut & Georgia, driver flees scene

Crossing guard hit by car at Farragut & Georgia, driver flees scene

A crossing guard, Jawan Thompson, was the victim of a hit and run collision on Wednesday, December 20th, and was left with a fractured neck and broken pelvis. There is a GoFundMe campaign to assist Ms. Thompson with her medical bills and recuperation if you are able to help.

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What is going on at 3rd and Upshur? Two days of gunshots... (updated)

What is going on at 3rd and Upshur? Two days of gunshots... (updated)

Two days, two different shootings at the same place. One person sent to the hospital with a gunshot wound. What's going on?

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