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Suspect arrested in connection with shootings of 5 homeless men in New York City and DC

Police in Washington, DC, have arrested a wanted man in connection with at least five separate homeless shootings in New York and Washington, D.C., early Tuesday morning. “We are currently being interviewed by our Homicide Department. There will be additional information. Thanks to the community for all your advice,” DC police wrote on Twitter. The shootings took place between March 3 and March 12 and left two men dead, the New York Police Department and the Metropolitan of Washington. The police department said in a joint statement. Three of the shootings took place in Washington, D.C., followed by two more in New York. See what we know about the shootings: Shots fired after midnight The first shooting took place in Washington, around 4 a.m. on March 3, at 1100 block of New York Avenue Northeast, the MPD said in a statement on Sunday. Police responded to a shooting call and found a man suffering from obvious gunshot wounds. He was hospitalized for non-life-threatening injuries, the statement said. The second shooting was reported at around 1:21 p.m. on March 8 at 1700 H Street Northeast, MPD said. Police found another man suffering from obvious gunshot wounds and he was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Then, around 2:54 a.m. On March 9, an MPD member spotted a fire at 400 Northeast Avenue in Northeast, and the remains of a man were discovered after the flames were extinguished. The cause of death was determined to be multiple stabbings and shootings, police said. The fourth and fifth shots were fired in New York in the early hours of Saturday, March 12, when the suspect opened fire on two seemingly homeless people sleeping on the street. killing one and injuring the other, the NYPD said. The shootings took place about 90 minutes apart in Lower Manhattan and were recorded by surveillance cameras, the department said. The NYPD described what the videos showed, but did not release them on CNN. A video shows a homeless man sleeping near the corner of King Street and Varick when an unidentified suspect approaches and shoots him in the forearm, NYPD Deputy Commander Henry Sautner told a news conference Saturday. The man wakes up and shouts: “What are you doing?” to the perpetrator, who then fled, Sautner added. Police were called to the scene around 4:30 p.m. and the 38-year-old victim was taken to hospital for treatment. Investigators spotted another shot Saturday off the 148th Lafayette Road. There, police found a man in a sleeping bag with gunshot wounds to the head and neck and was pronounced dead at the scene, Sautner said. Surveillance video shows a suspect approaching the sleeping victim around 6 a.m. and firing a gun, Sautner said. Balistics helped researchers link the hypotheses. Law enforcement officials have linked the shootings, Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser told Bloomberg on Monday. New York Mayor Eric Adams and New York Commissioner Keechant Sewell spoke with Bowser at a news conference in Washington on Monday. the mayors on Sunday in a joint interview. New York and DC officials working to protect vulnerable populations The NYPD has asked its members to perform wellness tests on homeless people, according to a CNN note on Sunday. “We work very hard to have our homeless neighbors in shelter or housing and to work in tent camps so we can provide our residents with shelter and shelter,” Bowser told Bloomberg. “We know this pandemic has upset many of our systems, and the homeless system is one of them.”

Police in Washington, DC, have arrested a suspect wanted in connection with at least five separate homeless shootings in New York City and Washington, they said Tuesday.

“Early this morning, law enforcement arrested the suspect in Washington. He is currently interviewing our Homicide Department. Additional information will be available. Thanks to the community for all your advice,” DC police wrote on Twitter.

The shootings took place between March 3 and 12 and left two men dead, the New York Police Department and the Washington Metropolitan Department said in a joint statement.

Every shot was fired overnight, authorities said. Three of the shootings took place in Washington, D.C., followed by two more in New York.

See what we know about the shootings:

Shots were fired after midnight

The first shooting took place in Washington, D.C., around 4 a.m. on March 3 at 1100 Northeast Avenue in Northeast, the MPD said Sunday in a statement. Police responded to a shooting call and found a man suffering from obvious gunshot wounds. He was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, the statement said.

The second shooting was reported at around 1:21 p.m. on March 8 in the 1700 block of H Street Northeast, the MPD said. Police found another man with obvious gunshot wounds and he was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Then, around 2:54 a.m. On March 9, an MPD member noticed a fire on New York Avenue Northeast Square 400 and the remains of a man were discovered after the flames were extinguished. The cause of death was determined to be multiple stabbings and shootings, police said.

The fourth and fifth shots were fired in New York in the early hours of Saturday, March 12, when the suspect opened fire on two homeless men sleeping on the street, killing one and injuring the other, the NYPD reported.

The shootings took place about 90 minutes apart in Lower Manhattan and were recorded by surveillance cameras. said the department. The NYPD described what the videos showed, but did not release them on CNN.

A video shows a homeless man sleeping near the corner of King Street and Varick Street when an unidentified suspect approaches and shoots him in the forearm, NYPD Deputy Director Henry Sautner told a news conference. The man wakes up and shouts: “What are you doing?” to the shooter, who then runs away, Sautner added.

Police were called to the scene around 04:30 and the 38-year-old victim was taken to hospital for treatment.

Investigators were informed of another shooting Saturday outside 148 Lafayette Street. There, police found a man in a sleeping bag with gunshot wounds to the head and neck and was pronounced dead at the scene, Sautner said. Surveillance video shows a suspect approaching the sleeping victim around 6 a.m. and firing a gun, Sautner said.

Ballistics has helped researchers link hypotheses

The NYPD and MPD cited similar circumstances and characteristics linking the attacks, although they did not release specific details.

A balloon fight has helped law enforcement link the shootings, Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser told Bloomberg on Monday.

Before the suspect was arrested, Boozer asked unprotected residents of New York and Washington to seek refuge. New York Mayor Eric Adams and New York Commissioner Keechant Sewell joined Bowser at a news conference Monday in Washington.

“It is particularly horrifying to know that someone out there is deliberately harming an already vulnerable population,” the mayors said in a joint statement Sunday.

New York and DC officials work to protect vulnerable populations

The NYPD has asked its members to perform wellness tests on people who appear homeless, according to a note received by CNN on Sunday.

“Our homeless population is one of our most vulnerable and a person who robs them while they sleep is an extremely heinous crime,” Sewell said.

“We work very hard to have our homeless neighbors in shelter or housing and to work in tent camps… so we can provide our residents with shelter and shelter,” Boozer told Bloomberg. “We know this pandemic has upset many of our systems, and the homeless system is one of them.”



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