Two Homicides in 24 Hours a “Cause for Concern,” 1D Commander Says

MPD’s First District Commander Danny Hickson sent a message today about the two homicides that took place within 24 hours in 1D this weekend.

He wrote:

This weekend the First District experienced two homicide within 24 hours; the first occurred Friday night in the 1300 block of Emerald St NE and the second occurred Saturday night in the 400 block of 16th St NE. I am sure that this unusual occurrence is a cause of concern for members of the community, as it is for us. Both of these offenses were closed and we must ensure that we don’t jeopardize their successful prosecution. Therefore, I can not share details of the homicides; however, I wanted to inform that community that neither of these crimes involved random victims. Both of the this weekend’s crimes involve individuals who were known to each other and occurred at a private residence.

MPD will continue our efforts to reduce homicide and other violent crime, while we also look for new preventive avenues to pursue. As of Friday, homicides were down by 7% and violent crime was down by 6% city-wide. The First District has also experienced a 6% reduction in violent crime. This success has been achieved due to cooperation and communication between MPD and the community we serve. I urge each of you to continue to assist us as we look to achieve an even greater reduction of crime.

Danny Hickson
Commander, First District

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