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Wrong Turn: After leaving his car idling with keys in the ignition at around 10 p.m. on Jan. 11 in the 1100 block of S Street NW, a man returned to find the vehicle had been swiped. The victim summoned police, who “were taking a report for a stolen auto, when the officers observed the auto pass them.” They stopped the vehicle and ordered the people inside to come out, but the car drove off, heading westbound on S Street. The suspects ran a red light and hit a vehicle with two people inside. The two suspects and two individuals were taken to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries. The alleged car thieves were arrested for auto theft and assault on a police officer. According to police, the latter charge was added because as an officer approached the vehicle and attempted to grab the driver he “pulled away from the officer and fled off.”
Georgetown Fracas: An employee of the H&M store at 3222 M St. in Georgetown was assaulted around 9 p.m. on Jan. 16. The Metropolitan Police Department says four women entered the second-floor rear customer area and a female salesperson became involved in an argument with one of them. One of the women customers sprayed the employee with “an unknown chemical spray” and then beat her up. The four women fled.
Three Murders: A man was found fatally shot on Jan. 12 at about 3:45 p.m. Police found 23-year-old Christopher Louis Jones in a vehicle in the 4700 block of Alabama Avenue SE; he had been shot multiple times.
Jheryl Hodge, 20, of the 1100 block of Eaton Road SE, was found shot on a sidewalk near his house at around 1 p.m. on Jan. 13. Hodge was pronounced dead at an area hospital.
Another 20-year-old was found fatally shot on a sidewalk the same day. At about 3:35 p.m., officers found Nadar Mobley with multiple gunshot wounds in front of 5402 Blaine Street NE. Mobley was declared dead at the scene. Fox 5 TV reported Mobley was shot while working on a car he’d recently bought.
Source: MPD’s District listservs, public releases, Fox 5