: The neighborhood's
second* non-ghaslty-workplace-mass-shooting homicide
since March 25, 2004
happened on Sunday, when neighborhood resident Anthony Young was shot to death
in the 600 block of L Street, SE; a woman with him was wounded. Police charged Babajide Pittman, 31, with second-degree murder while armed and assault with a dangerous weapon, and said that the the shooting was a dispute between two people who knew each other. ANC 6D Commissioner Meredith Fascett wrote about Young
, saying that he was "working to mentor neighborhood kids and had planned to volunteer at the Community Center." (WaPo
) UPDATE (VERSION 2):
*Originally this update was to say that there were in fact two homicides in the neighborhood in 2016, but after seeing the second one listed as being in the 1000 block of 8th St., SE, I misremembered it as the shooting that happened in the barber shop there. After being corrected in the comments, I went looking, and found this murder from May
, but it is described as having happened north of the freeway at the time, but is now in the MPD crime stats as being south of the freeway.
* MORE CRIME
: The actual map part of my big crime database
has probably been busted for months, but no one's mentioned it so no one must ever look there. But it's fixed now.
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