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Suspect Sought in Connection with a Shooting: 1600 Block of 17th Street, NW

Monday, July 16, 2012

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Third District are investigating a Shooting that occurred in the 1600 block of 17th Street, Northwest.


On Saturday, July 14, 2012, at approximately 3:15 pm, two subjects armed with handguns robbed a citizen of his money while in the 1600 block of 17th Street, NW.  During the robbery, the complainant and several other citizens got into a struggle with the suspects.  One of the citizens was shot and suffered non-life threatening injuries.  Two on duty Metropolitan Police Officers came upon the scene and, with the assistance of the citizens, apprehended one of the suspects and recovered two handguns.  DC Fire and Emergency Services transported the injured citizen to a local hospital.


The second suspect, is described as a black male, 16-17 years old, and was last seen wearing blue jeans, white tee shirt, and a black Kufi hat.


Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.