Sunday, November 15, 2009

More on the Shooting at 14th and Columbia

Details on last night's shooting from Councilmember Graham:

Dear Friends, I have just returned from a tragic scene at 14th and Columbia. Just before 10 PM, a nine year old boy was shot dead in the presumed safety of his apartment at 1433 Columbia Road. AT this time, it appears that there was some kind of fight in the hallway, shots were fired, one of which entered the apartment and killed this boy. I have the name of the boy (who happens to be Latino) but I am not releasing it since I do not know whether the entire family has been notified.

Chief Lanier and Mayor Fenty--who were both on the scene-- stated that there are persons in custody.

MDP was out in force in the neighborhood, it being an All Hands on Deck weekend. Police were on the scene immediately.

More information will be available soon.

Our hearts and prayers go the family. I have sent messages that my office is prepared to do we can to help.

Sincerely, Councilmember Jim Graham


Brandon Green said...

What a horrible crime. I'm glad that people are ion custody though.

Anonymous said...

A commenter on Prince of Petworth noted that Councilman Graham should be listed on the blog 'Men who look like older lesbians.' Can you elaborate a little more on this since you like to cut & paste Graham's msgs to your blog so often? Do SpudLite & Artbart think Graham looks like an older lesbian esp when a 9 y/o has been murdered and Graham shows up to walk his dog near the crime scene?