The shooting, reportedly drug-related, took place around 3:15 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18, in a residence on the 1000 block of Thomas Jefferson St. NW.
Here is a round up of the latest news items from around town, including the Council’s override of two mayoral vetoes and several non-COVID fatalities.
The mayor authorized the city administrator to “implement such measures as may be necessary or appropriate to protect persons and property in the District of Columbia” for 15 days.
In tapping Contee, 48, a native Washingtonian who began his career in 1989 as an MPD cadet, the mayor chose to forgo a nationwide search to replace outgoing Chief Peter Newsham.
The Georgetowner sat down with Newsham on a Zoom call to discuss D.C. policing in the era of COVID, Black Lives Matter, District Council conflicts and rising crime in Georgetown.
The agenda for tonight’s virtual meeting of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E includes a presentation by Perkins Eastman regarding the Jelleff Recreation Center feasibility study.
Newsham, who has served as MPD chief since 2017, joined the department in 1989, moving up the ranks in various jobs, including that of commander of the Second District.
Trump supporters gathered to contest the 2020 election results and back the president’s allegations that many ballots in several battleground states were invalid.
The nighttime scene along K Street from 29th Street past 34th Street has many residents upset about the ongoing criminal activity, which includes drag racing, drug dealing and muggings.
Memories of the violence in May and June, when stores were pillaged in the aftermath of Black Lives Matter protests against abusive policing, have made businesses wary.