03-31-2010, 12:40 PM #1
DC - Five dead, 8 injured over missing bracelet, SE Washington, 22-30 March 2010
Gunman Kills 4 With Spray of Bullets in Southeast
Four officers injured pursuing suspect
Updated 10:54 AM EDT, Wed, Mar 31, 2010
District Police have been pleased with the reduction of homicides in the city so far this year. But an explosion of violence Tuesday night in Southeast was a harsh reminder that guns and violence are still a major issue in D.C.
Nine people were shot in an apparent drive-by in southeast Washington Tuesday evening, and four D.C. police officers were injured pursuing possible suspects into Prince George's County.
"I don't have a memory of this many people being shot at one time in the District of Columbia," assistant police chief Peter Newsham said. (The last mass incident was when one person was killed and nine others were wounded in the O Street Market shooting in 1994.)
One person died at the scene Tuesday night in the 4000 block of South Capitol Street at Brandywine Street SE and eight others were taken to area hospitals -- some in critical condition. Three of the eight people transported later died. Two others remain in life-threatening condition.
At least three of the nine people who were shot were females.
D.C. police responded to the shooting report at about 7:30 p.m. Witnesses described a bloody and chaotic scene as victims dropped to the ground.
"You heard some shots; 'pop, pop, pop, pop, pop,'" one witness said. "Then you saw some people lying on the ground. It looked like a football pile-up."
The crime scene stretched for at least six blocks. An AK47-type weapon reportedly was thrown from a green sedan that police chased through parts of D.C. and across the Prince George's County line.
Four officers in pursuit of the vehicle were injured in a crash in the 5600 block of St. Barnabas Road in Oxon Hill, Md. Three suspects were eventually taken into custody after that crash. Police are trying to figure out if anyone else was involved.
Sources say police are looking into the possibility that Tuesday's shooting may have been retaliation by a man who was shot in retaliation to another shooting.
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10-27-2015, 12:22 PM #2
Feature article from June 2010:
On the wrist of Sanquan "Bootsy" Carter, the bracelet looked like what it was: a band of cheap yellow metal, 1 5/8 inches wide, encrusted with scores of sparkly glass studs. Just chintzy bling.
To its impetuous young owner, though, it was a dazzling bangle, and it would become a wellspring of violence and sorrow after it went missing one night while Bootsy partied in a Southeast Washington apartment. Which is where the story begins.
It ends at South Capitol and Brandywine streets SE, just over a week later, March 30, in a burst of gunfire that jolted the city's conscience: a drive-by attack that killed three people, ages 16 to 19, and wounded six, including the only victim older than 20, shot in the head and still unconscious.
Another feature article, from March 2013:
The South Capitol trial opened in February of last year. Five codefendants—Sanquan “Bootsie” Carter, his brother Orlando Carter, Jeffrey Best, Robert Bost, and Lamar Williams—stood accused of perpetrating one of the ugliest killing sprees in Washington history, a week in which five young people were shot to death and eight wounded...
[O]n a Monday morning in May the jury returned. The foreman rose and did his duty. Sanquan, Orlando, Jeff, and Rob—guilty on all counts... Lamar Williams was acquitted of crimes related to Alabama Avenue and convicted on lesser charges than the gunmen on South Capitol Street...
Orlando, Jeff, and Rob were sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of release. Sanquan, present only at the Alabama Avenue shooting, was sentenced to 54 years. Lamar, never a gunman and convicted on lesser charges, was given 30...
Nathaniel Simms will now disappear. This winter, he was moved to a secret location for at-risk cooperators. He’ll be in his fifties when he gets out, a middle-aged man with no work history, no savings, and no intimates...
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