Neighbors – yesterday around 3 p.m., an adult male was shot in a townhome on the 1000 block of Thomas Jefferson Street in Georgetown. There is no current threat to public safety, but I know how troubling this news is, so I want to provide all of the information that we have at this time.
The victim sustained a gunshot wound to the upper body and stumbled out of the house where neighbors tried to offer assistance. He was taken to a hospital and was sadly pronounced dead shortly thereafter. Members of the Metropolitan Police Department's Violent Crimes Branch were on the scene immediately. I visited the area yesterday evening with ANC Commissioner Lisa Palmer, who represents the neighborhood, to meet with our public safety partners. We spoke with 2D Sergeant Robinson about the unfolding investigation. The police have detained multiple subjects for questioning and have access to much video footage. The street was closed as investigators worked to collect all relevant evidence.
I have been in touch with Chief Contee and thank Mayor Bowser for visiting the scene yesterday as well. We are all committed to not only solving this crime, but ensuring that Georgetown, Ward 2, and our entire city is kept safe from this senseless violence. As many of you may have seen, the Mayor announced a $15 million investment in gun prevention efforts this week. I will provide more details on that effort in my next newsletter.
If you have any information on the homicide, you can call (202) 767-9099 or email Detective Seamus Brackett at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you or anyone would like to remain anonymous but share additional information, you can call or text 50411.
Thank you, all. I know this is upsetting and frightening, but I am proud of how Ward 2 neighbors have been working together to support MPD in solving this crime and keeping one another safe.