Gun-re­lated in­ci­dents re­ported dur­ing week

The Washington Post Sunday - - LOCAL OPINIONS/OBITUARIES - BY MARTIN WEIL martin.weil@wash­post.com

No mat­ter how safe a Washington neigh­bor­hood may be, it ap­pears that it is never cer­tain that some­one you pass on the street is not car­ry­ing a gun. This was demon­strated in the past sev­eral days by in­ci­dents in Georgetown and in Foggy Bot­tom.

Po­lice said they were alerted to a theft Sept. 27 about 3 a.m. at a 7-Eleven in the 2600 block of P Street NW and were told that the thieves were walk­ing west in the 2700 block of P Street.

Of­fi­cers stopped two men, po­lice said. One was wear­ing a jacket, re­fused to take it off and be­came un­co­op­er­a­tive, po­lice said.

Af­ter of­fi­cers or­dered him to place his hands on his head, po­lice said, they spot­ted a bulge in his jacket.

That led to a pat down and a search, dur­ing which the of­fi­cers found a gun in the jacket, po­lice said. Of­fi­cers also found “a sur­plus” of dis­pos­able gloves.

Po­lice said the man was ar­rested for five of­fenses: car­ry­ing a pis­tol with­out a li­cense, car­ry­ing a con­cealed weapon, pos­ses­sion of un­reg­is­tered am­mu­ni­tion, pos­ses­sion of an un­reg­is­tered firearm, and theft of dis­pos­able gloves.

The Foggy Bot­tom in­ci­dent oc­curred Wed­nes­day in the 2200 block of I Street NW just east of the Foggy Bot­tom Metro sta­tion.

The rob­ber bran­dished a sil­ver hand­gun, po­lice said.

With the gun, they said, he ap­proached the vic­tim and de­manded money.

Af­ter get­ting cash, he van­ished into the nearby Metro sta­tion, po­lice said. No in­juries were re­ported.

The rob­ber was de­scribed as a black man be­tween the ages of 20 and 25 who is 5 feet 8 and about 180 pounds, po­lice said.

They said that he had short hair, a mus­tache and goa­tee, and that he wore a white T-shirt and khaki shorts.

In other gun-re­lated in­ci­dents, miles from Foggy Bot­tom and Georgetown, some­one was shot and wounded Thurs­day by an as­sailant who “pro­duced a gun” in the 2900 block of Mills Av­enue NE, po­lice said.

The same day, in the 200 block of Or­ange Street SE, pa­trolling of­fi­cers spot­ted some­one “try­ing to con­ceal him­self,” po­lice said. They said he had a 9 mm pis­tol and that he was ar­rested.

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