28 Jan 2024


From the MPD Blotter

Arrests and other crime information in the area, directly from MPD. If you have a tip, you can always call 202-727-9099. You can also send info anonymously to the TEXT TIP LINE by texting 50411. Crime Solvers of Washington, DC currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for a crime committed in the District of Columbia.

  • MPD Arrests Man Involved in Shooting

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s First District announce the arrest of a man involved in a shooting in Southeast, DC.
On Friday, January 19, 2024, at approximately 1:32 p.m., the victim was approached by two suspects in the intersection of A Street and 16th Street, Southeast. One of the suspects brandished a handgun and shot the victim. The suspects went through the victim’s pockets then fled the scene. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
A short time later, Fourth District officers were notified of an adult male who had walked into a local hospital suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. As a result of the detectives’ investigation, the adult male was identified as one of the suspects.
On Friday, January 19, 2024, 19-year-old Christ Tchakounte, of Hyattsville, MD, was arrested and charged with Assault with Intent to Rob while Armed (Gun).

  • MPD Seeks to Identify a Robbery Suspect

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s First District are asking for the community’s help to identify a suspect who robbed and man and took his car in the Unit block of Massachusetts Avenue, Northeast.
On Sunday, January 21, 2024, at approximately 9:40 p.m., the suspect approached the victim at the listed location. The suspect pushed the victim to the ground and stole their vehicle keys. The suspect drove away in the victim’s vehicle.
The suspect was captured by nearby surveillance cameras and can be seen in the photo at right:

  • MPD Arrests Two Juveniles for an Attempted Robbery

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s First District have arrested two juveniles who attempted to rob a woman in the 500 block of 10th Street, Northeast.
On Friday, January 26, 2024, at approximately 12:40 a.m., the suspects approached a woman at the listed location. One of the suspects assaulted the victim and attempted to grab the victim’s purse. The victim pepper-sprayed one of the suspects. The other suspect produced a knife and lunged at the victim multiple times. The victim was able to call 911. The responding officers arrested both suspects.
A 9-year-old juvenile male and a 13-year-old juvenile male both of Northeast, DC were arrested and charged with Assault with Intent to Commit Robbery While Armed (Knife).

  • MPD Arrests Second Man in Mother’s Day Murder of 10-Year-Old Girl

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announce a second arrest has been made in the Mother’s Day shooting that killed a 10-year-old girl.
On May 14, 2023, at approximately 9:14 p.m., Sixth District Officers responded to the 3700 block of Hayes Street, Northeast for the sounds of gunshots and located evidence of a shooting. A short time later, 10-year-old Arianna Davis, of Northeast, DC, was brought to a DC Fire and EMS station with gunshot wound injuries. She was transported to a local hospital where she died on May 17, 2023.
The investigation determined Arianna was riding as a passenger in a car with her family when she was struck by a stray bullet. Since the shooting, the community came forward with a number of tips and video evidence. Through community cooperation and the tireless work of MPD’s Homicide Branch, detectives were able to identify suspects.
Previously, on September 18, 2023, a 19-year-old man, of Southeast, DC, was arrested and charged with First-Degree Murder while Armed.
On Tuesday, January 23, 2024, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, MPD’s Fugitive Unit transported 19-year-old Dallas McKinney, of Southeast, DC, from DC Jail to the Homicide Branch where he was charged with First Degree Murder while Armed.

  • Three MPD Members Complete Emergence Program at Naval Postgraduate School

Three Metropolitan Police Department members recently completed the Center for Homeland Defense and Security’s (CHDS) Emergence Program at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS).
On Friday, January 19, 2024, Detective Nicholas Koven, Detective Anthony Padilla, and Marketing Specialist Carly Royden graduated from the seven-month program. Koven, Padilla, and Royden were three of twenty-nine NPS-CHDS students, all professionals from the fields of emergency management, education, law enforcement, fire service, homeland security, public health, and government.
The Emergence Program provided our members with a chance to develop their leadership and policy skills while focusing on current policy, strategy, and organizational design challenges.
“I commend Detective Koven, Detective Padilla, and Marketing Specialist Royden on this remarkable achievement of completing the Naval Postgraduate School’s Emergence Program,” said Chief Pamela A. Smith. “This unique program helps prepare our members to develop and explore strategies on emerging security trends in our communities.”
The Metropolitan Police Department is committed to supporting our members’ continuing education. To learn more about how to join the men and women of MPD, visit https://joinmpd.dc.gov/

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