Update on 14th and K Shooting – CHC Suggests Capitol Hill Community Meeting on Crime
by Larry Janezich
Thursday night, Metropolitan police were searching for a weapon or weapons in the area where the getaway car involved in Wednesday’s shooting was abandoned after hitting a fence in an alley behind South Carolina Avenue, SE. It did not appear that the search – including a nearby storm sewer – produced any results.
The suspects apparently fled the scene into a driveway on 10th Street, SE, made their way through backyards to emerge on 9th Street, SE, and then to Eastern Market Metro. Police have reported that video cameras recorded the suspects entering the metro there. Multiple crimes were involved in the December 16th incident, including assault with intent to kill, a stolen vehicle, and hit and run.
Two recent shootings have alarmed residents – the Christmas Eve murder of Jason Emma and the December 26 shooting of an un-named victim at 14th and K Streets, SE. The large number of shots fired in each case seems to be the only connection between them at this point. The last report on the 14th Street shooting was that the victim remains in critical condition following surgery for multiple gunshot wounds.
Friday morning, Capitol Hill Corner sent an email to Councilmember Wells suggesting that it is time for a Capitol Hill community crime meeting.