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17234Re: [MPD-5D] FW: Two Arrests Made in Homicide and Assault with Intent to Kill: 22 Florida Avenue, NW

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  • Debbie Steiner
    Oct 27, 2013
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      Remarkable!! Let the officers know they are truly appreciated; with a further thanks for remaining alert. :-)

      Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life, as by the obstacles which one has overcome while trying to succeed.

             Booker T. Washington

      On Oct 27, 2013, at 5:53 AM, "Griffin, Randy (MPD)" <randy.griffin@...> wrote:


      Indeed!  The PSA 501 crime patrol officers were actively patrolling within the boundaries of their specific beat assignment when they heard gunshots.  They were actually seconds away from the actual occurrence.  Additionally, because the officers were on the scene prior to any telephone calls to 9-1-1, they did not receive a radio assignment or any descriptions of suspects or victims.  The officers exercised great judgment and exceptional police instinct when they identified and decided to pursue the suspect’s vehicle.  The apprehensions were a direct result of their outstanding efforts, their career experiences, and their dedication to the citizens of the Fifth District.


      From: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of khenderson029@...
      Sent: Saturday, October 26, 2013 3:01 PM
      To: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com
      Cc: Commissioner India Henderson
      Subject: Re: [MPD-5D] FW: Two Arrests Made in Homicide and Assault with Intent to Kill: 22 Florida Avenue, NW



      My understanding of the facts in this matter underscore exceptional police work! I applaud the officers involved in apprehending the suspects while preventing harm to the public associated with a high speed chase. I look forward to seeing the officers' names on an award list. Please accept another virtual high five for exceptional police work and all hands on deck (AHOD)!

      Commissioner Kathy Henderson, 5D05

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      From: "Press, MPD (MPD)" <mpd.press@...>

      Date: Sat, 26 Oct 2013 14:00:17 -0400

      Subject: [MPD-5D] FW: Two Arrests Made in Homicide and Assault with Intent to Kill: 22 Florida Avenue, NW





      Contact: Police Officer Araz Alali (202-727-4383)


      Two Arrests Made in Homicide and Assault with Intent to Kill: 22 Florida Avenue, NW


      ( Washington , DC )- The Metropolitan Police Department has announced that two arrests have been made in the fatal shooting and felony assault which occurred at 22 Florida Avenue, NW .


      On Saturday, October 26, 2013, at approximately 1:14 am, units from the Fifth District responded to the area of Florida Avenue and North Capitol Streets, Northwest for the sounds of gunshots.  Upon arrival, police officers observed a dark colored motor vehicle fleeing the Valero gas station parking lot located at 22 Florida Avenue, NW , at a high rate of speed. The police officers pursued the fleeing motor vehicle.  The pursuit concluded on Interstate 695 near the northbound ramp to Interstate 295.  Four individuals were located and identified as being inside the vehicle that fled the gas station. 


      Police officers on the shooting scene located two adult male victims suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services transported both gunshot victims to a local hospital, where one gunshot victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.  The second gunshot victim was admitted and is expected to survive his injuries.  The decedent’s remains were transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the District of Columbia , pending an autopsy.


      The decedent is identified as 28-year-old Freddy Bernard Hawkins of Northeast, Washington , DC .


      Investigation into this homicide has resulted in two arrests.  20 year-old Justine Wilson, of Southeast, DC is being charged with Murder II while Armed and Assault with the Intent to Kill in connection to the shooting death of Freddy Bernard Hawkins, and the other adult male that was shot.  23 year-old Reese Williams of Southeast, DC is being charged with Accessory After the Fact. 


      Due to the determined, skillful and intrepid efforts of the Fifth District Patrol and Criminal Investigations Divisions; these two suspects were apprehended and brought to justice. The investigation is continuing.




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