Everyday, the Metropolitan Police Department works to recover and investigate illegal firearms in Washington, DC. MPD works closely with our federal partners to identify and stop illegal firearms flowing into our city. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, Explosives (ATF), and MPD’s Gun Recovery Unit (GRU) announced the arrest of two individuals and the seizure of nine firearms that were destined for the streets of Washington, DC.
The ATF identified a gun trafficker who had been buying firearms at guns shows in Virginia that were destined for Washington, DC. The ATF contacted the Metropolitan Police Department’s Gun Recovery Unit. On Friday, July 27, 2018, members of the GRU conducted a traffic stop in the 600 block of Mellon Street, Southeast, where they recovered four illegal firearms. After further investigation, an additional five illegal firearms were recovered at a residence in the 3900 block of 4th Street Southeast.
On Friday, July 27, 2018, 27-year-old Isaiah Green and 28-year-old Jazmin Wilburn, both of Southeast, DC, were arrested and charged with Carrying a Pistol without a License (Outside Home or Place of Business), Possession Of Unregistered Firearm/Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Possession Of Unregistered Ammunition CCN 18-124-174.
The recovered firearms are pictured below:
.380 caliber Jimenez 380 9 mm Masterpiece Arms MPA Defender
.22 caliber Mossberg 715P .40 caliber Beretta PX4 Storm
.40 caliber Smith & Wesson SD 40 VE .45 caliber Beretta BU9 Nano
.25 caliber Raven Arms MP-25 .380 Smith & Wesson SW 380
.45 Taurus PT745 Pro
If you know someone who has a gun or you know where illegal guns are being hidden in your community, please contact the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099, or text 50411. You can remain anonymous and you will be eligible for a reward of up to $2,500.