National Prescription Drug Take-Back

(Washington, DC)  –  The Metropolitan Police Department is participating in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative on Saturday October 26, 2013. The Initiative is intended to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances and other unused, unwanted and unneeded pharmaceuticals from homes. The Initiative provides a unified opportunity for the public to surrender pharmaceuticals, controlled substances and other medications to law enforcement officers for destruction.

According to the 2011 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), twice as many Americans regularly abused prescription drugs than the number of those who regularly used cocaine, hallucinogens, heroin, and inhalants combined.   That same study revealed more than 70 percent of people abusing prescription pain relievers got them through friends or relatives, a statistic that includes raiding the family medicine cabinet.

On Saturday, October 26, 2013, from 10 am to 2 pm, unused prescription drugs can be dropped off for disposal at the following locations:

•             1st District: 101 M Street, SW

•             1st District Substation: 500 E St SE

•             2nd District: 3320 Idaho Avenue, NW

•             3rd District: 1620 V Street, NW

•             4th District: 6001 Georgia Avenue, NW

•             4th District Substation: 750 Park Road, NW

•             5th District: 1805 Bladensburg Road, NE

•             6th District: 100 42nd Street, NE

•             7th District: 2455 Alabama Avenue, SE

•             Wisconsin Baptist Church, 3920 Alton Place, NW


Two Arrests Made in Homicide and Assault with Intent to Kill: 22 Florida Avenue, NW

(Washington, DC)- The Metropolitan Police Department has announced that two arrests have been made in the fatal shooting and felony assault which occurred at 22 Florida Avenue, NW.

On Saturday, October 26, 2013, at approximately 1:14 am, units from the Fifth District responded to the area of Florida Avenue and North Capitol Streets, Northwest for the sounds of gunshots.  Upon arrival, police officers observed a dark colored motor vehicle fleeing the Valero gas station parking lot located at 22 Florida Avenue, NW, at a high rate of speed. The police officers pursued the fleeing motor vehicle.  The pursuit concluded on Interstate 695 near the northbound ramp to Interstate 295.  Four individuals were located and identified as being inside the vehicle that fled the gas station.

Police officers on the shooting scene located two adult male victims suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services transported both gunshot victims to a local hospital, where one gunshot victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.  The second gunshot victim was admitted and is expected to survive his injuries.  The decedent’s remains were transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the District of Columbia, pending an autopsy.

The decedent is identified as 28-year-old Freddy Bernard Hawkins of Northeast, Washington, DC.

Investigation into this homicide has resulted in two arrests.  20 year-old Justine Wilson,of Southeast, DC is being charged with Murder II while Armed and Assault with the Intent to Kill in connection to the shooting death of Freddy Bernard Hawkins, and the other adult male that was shot.  23 year-old Reese Williams of Southeast, DC is being charged with Accessory After the Fact. 

Due to the determined, skillful and intrepid efforts of the Fifth District Patrol and Criminal Investigations Divisions; these two suspects were apprehended and brought to justice. The investigation is continuing.

Homicide & Assault with Intent to Kill: 3000 Block of Stanton Road, SE

(Washington, DC)- The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the fatal shooting which occurred in the 3000 block of Stanton Road, SE.

On Saturday, October 26, 2013, at approximately 11:14 pm, units from the Seventh District responded for the report of a shooting in the 3000 block Stanton Road, Southeast, Washington, DC.  Upon arrival, members located an adult female and an adult male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.  DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the adult female victim to a local hospital where she was admitted in stable condition.  The adult male victim was pronounced dead on the scene.

The decedent is identified as 23-year-old William Deon Howard of Southeast, Washington, DC.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons wanted for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.


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