“Considering the similarity in the offender’s operation, the general circumstances associated with each shooting, the circumstances of the victims and the evidence recovered,” the department said in a joint statement, “The NYPD, MPDC and ATF will jointly investigate these crimes.”
Five people who were homeless were shot and two of them killed, in a series of attacks in DC and New York, police say, by the same suspect.
DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and New York City Mayor Eric Adams released a joint statement Sunday encouraging homeless people to seek shelter after the shootings.
After five separate shootings involving homeless people in the Northeast and New York, DC police have been working with the New York City Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Guns and Ammunition (ATF), killing two people.
Departments have announced They will work with the NYPD and the ATF on additional news release, which acknowledged that a similar shooting took place on March 12 in New York.
“As our law enforcement agencies are working quickly with federal partners to locate the suspect, we are also inviting homeless residents to seek asylum,” the mayor said in a statement. “Again, in addition to all the dangers faced by homeless residents, it is heartbreaking and sad to know that we now have a cold-blooded killer on the loose, but we are determined to bring the suspect into the police force from the street. In custody.”
These deaths also come in the midst of a drive New York City mayor to evict homeless people From the tunnel system and Many liberal American cities are removing homeless camps Similar to the one in DC
Leaders in the two major metropolitan areas have been given guidance on seeking asylum, but have not discussed plans to increase patrols in general camps or any other mitigation measures.
A shooting occurred around 4 a.m. Saturday and a 38-year-old man was shot in the arm while sleeping on King Street near Line Street. At 5:00 p.m., New York City police say they received a call to 911 about an unidentified man with “gunshot wounds to the head and neck.”
The man died at the scene.
“The NYPD, the MPDC and the ATF will jointly investigate these crimes, taking into account the similarity in the offender’s operation, the general circumstances associated with each shooting, the circumstances of the victims and the recovered evidence,” the department said in a joint statement. . “
“We are committed to sharing every investigative path, clue and evidence with our law enforcement partners to bring this investigation to a speedy conclusion and bring the person behind these heinous crimes to justice,” Metropolitan Police Chief Robert Conte said in a news release.
New York Mayor Eric Adams held a news conference Sunday night, calling the city’s police chief vulnerable people.
“Two people were shot while sleeping on the streets, not guilty, but sleeping on the streets,” Adams said.
Shooting in the DC area
The Metropolitan Police said the shooting took place in the Fifth District from March 3 to March 9. MPD released the following photo of the suspect taken from the security camera.
According to police, In a news releaseThe suspect targeted homeless men in all three shootings.
The first shooting occurred Thursday, March 3, at 4:00 am in the 1100 block of Northeast New York Avenue, according to police. Police who responded to the scene found that an adult male victim of gunshot wounds had been taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.
On Tuesday, March 8, police answered a 911 call and found another adult male victim with gunshot wounds in the 1700 block of H Street, northeast, at 1:21 p.m. The victim was also taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said.
On Wednesday, March 9, the MPD responded to a fire in the 400 block of Northeast New York Avenue. After the fire was extinguished, the remains of an adult male were found at the scene. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene as there was no sign of survival.
The MPD said a post-mortem examination by the chief medical examiner’s office determined that the cause of death was multiple stab wounds and gunshot wounds.
The deceased has not been identified, police said.
The MPD is looking for a suspect in the shooting crimes that took place in the Fifth District between March 3-9, 2022.
Is there information? Call (202) 727-9099 / Text 50411
– DC Police Department (CDCpoliceDept) March 13, 2022
The MPD urges those who can identify the person in the photo or know about the incident not to take any action, but to call the police. (202) 727-9099 Or send your tip to the department Text reference line At 50411.
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