Every day, the Metropolitan Police Department works to recover and investigate illegal firearms in Washington D.C. In addition to our patrol officers, the Department has specialized units—such as the Gun Recovery Unit (GRU), Criminal Interdiction Unit (CIU), and Crime Suppression Teams (CSTs)—who work tirelessly to safely and respectfully secure illegal firearms and get them off of our streets. From Thursday, January 19, 2017, through the morning of Monday, January 23, 2017, MPD detectives and officers recovered 7 illegal firearms in the District of Columbia.
Among the firearms recovered were:
Saturday, January 21, 2017
- A black Taurus was recovered from the 2700 block of Bruce Place, Southeast. CCN: 17-011-400
- A silver .45 caliber Llama handgun was recovered from the 200 block of W Street, Northwest. CCN: 17-011-423
Sunday, January 22, 2017
- Four firearms, including a black 9mm Taurus Millennium, a black Smith and Wesson, a black 9mm Glock with an extended magazine, and a black and tan 9mm Springfield XD9 were recovered from the 1000 block of H Street, Northwest. CCN: 17-012-060
A black .45 caliber Umarex HDG handgun was recovered from the 3200 block of Minnesota Avenue, Southeast. CCN: 17-012-519
It is one of MPD’s main goals to safely remove illegal firearms from DC streets to reduce crime and the fear of crime in the community. The responsibility to recover firearms falls on the shoulders of all MPD officers. We also thank members of the community for their help in creating safe neighborhoods.
The Metropolitan Police Department also recovers firearms with the assistance of anonymous tips made through MPD’s anonymous tip line. Anyone who has information regarding gun recoveries should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $2,500 to anyone who provides information that leads to the recovery of an illegal firearm hidden in the District of Columbia.