141Re: Shooting last night/Troublesome buildings--What can we do?
- Mar 21, 2005"One of the suspect vehicles was recovered and is currently being
processed. I'll provide additional details as they become available."
What was the result of the investigation into this car? Was it
stolen? Was the owner of the car or the driver able to provide any
more information about this shooting?
--- In MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com, "Burke, Patrick \(MPD\)"
> We're showing this a robbery hold up gun at approximately 12:43a.m. When the complainant advised that he didn't have any money, the
suspects (3 b/m's 18-20 years) old, directed him to take off his
clothes. The complainant was then told to run and a number of
gunshots were fired with none taking effect. One of the suspect
vehicles was recovered and is currently being processed. I'll
provide additional details as they become available.
>can we do?
> Captain Patrick A. Burke
> Fifth District, MPDC
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> From: baringlake [mailto:baringlake@y...]
> Sent: Wed 3/2/2005 9:59 AM
> To: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MPD-5D] Shooting last night/Troublesome buildings--What
> Last night, maybe around 12:30 or 1am, I heard what sounded like
> four gunshots, possibly coming from the Rhode Island Ave area.
> Subsequently heard police sirens (soon afterwards, so good response
> time) and then saw the police helicopter shine a light into the
> empty warehouse on Reed St NE.
> I have two questions about this possible incident:
> 1. What information can you give us about the incident? It's scary
> to hear gunshots.
> 2. The empty warehouse on Reed St NE and the apartment building at
> 10th & Rhode Island NE seem to be rampant with drug and prostitution
> activity. I've personally seen prostitutes from the 10th & Rhode
> Island NE apartment building walk with men over to the empty
> warehouse on Reed St NE, which is not well-secured (a flimsy wire
> fence that people can just push aside). Plus, this isn't the first
> time I've heard gunshots coming from the 10th & Rhode Island NE
> area, which often has to do with the open-air drug dealing there.
> What can we do about this problem? I don't feel like I see enough of
> a police presence by the 10th & Rhode Island Ave NE apartment
> building (which is in sight of an elementary school--aren't there
> harsh drug laws so close to a school?). Plus, is there any way to
> increase police presence on Reed St NE and/or to force the owner
> (Douglas Development) to better secure that empty warehouse?
> I really appreciate that the police have started this list-serve,
> and I'm glad I can bring my concerns directly to you. It makes me
> feel a lot better about my community.
> Thanks for your advice with this problem!
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