08-29-2015 gun arrest on Hanover Pl NW mentioned in WaPo article: “How police seized nine illegal guns on one of D.C.’s most violent nights”

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I have copied in the gun arrest incident located in the Bates/Truxton Circle/Hanover area.

Hanover Pl NW gun arrest 2015 09 05

How police seized nine illegal guns on one of D.C.’s most violent nights
By Joe Heim, Steve Hendrix and John Woodrow Cox

Ten violent hours, nine illegal guns seized.

Hundreds of police officers flooded the District’s streets Aug. 28 in an “all hands on deck” effort meant to blunt a surge in violence. And yet, despite the show of force, 10 people were shot that night. Two of them died, pushing this year’s homicide count to 105 — equal to the total for all of last year.

Between 4 that afternoon and a little after 2 the next morning, as reports of shots fired popped up around the city, police continued an effort to capture some of the District’s illegal weapons. By morning, officers had confiscated nine unregistered handguns and charged nine people, most of whom have criminal records.

1:20 a.m., Saturday, New York Avenue and North Capitol Street

The call: A plainclothes officer on New York Avenue saw a young man take something from his waistband and hide it in bushes when a marked police cruiser drove by. When the cruiser passed, the officer saw the man retrieve the object, which he recognized as a black handgun, and put it back in his waistband. Backup officers stopped the man nearby in the unit block of Hanover Place. Searching the immediate area, officers found a black pistol on the front tire of white minivan. It was not loaded.

The gun: Hi-Point CF-380 semiautomatic handgun.

The suspect: Dominique Johnson, 22, was charged with carrying a pistol without a license. Johnson was convicted of felony burglary in 2011.


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