The data from May (2019) has been compiled and today I share with you the monthly stats on Shots Fired.
There were 15 reported shots fired calls for service in May (2019). This represents a 35% decrease from May of 2018 where we had 23 shots fired. Through the end of May this year, we have seen 51 shots fired calls for service. This is also a decrease, a 42% decrease from the same timeframe in 2018 (January-May).
Breakdown of the shots fired calls per district:
- North: 4
- West: 4
- South: 3
- East: 2
- Central: 1
- Midtown: 1
There were 5 reports of property damage (18 year-to-date), 3 subjects were struck (8 year-to-date) and 18 casings recovered (105 year-to-date) in May due to shots fired. All three subjects who were struck sustained non-life threatening injuries and the investigations remain open.
The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what they were being told, in the moment. In many instances, facts and circumstances, even the type of crime listed, can change as officers, detectives and investigators continue their work.
From 6:00 a.m. on 06/06/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 06/07/2019, MPD received 541 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, NA=Native American, H=Hispanic, ME=Middle Eastern, A=Asian, MR=Mixed Race, U=Unknown. MPD shifts are staggered as follows: 1st detail=7 a.m. to 3 p.m., 2nd detail=12 p.m. to 8 p.m., 3rd detail=3 p.m. to 11 p.m., 4th detail=8 p.m. to 4 a.m., 5th detail=11 p.m. to 7 a.m.
To further break down the 541 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (92), East (74), Midtown (88), North (100), South (48), West (79), and Other (60). Other=these are calls for service that either do not have a sector listed or the sector is not in the City. For example, if one of our officers assists another law enforcement agency, their sector is not listed in our districts so therefore it is listed under "other".
**Priority calls only form 2:10pm-4:15pm due to calls for service.
1) CENTRAL: Aggravated/Substantial Battery – 12:25 a.m. Officers met with a victim (39-year-old WF) who reported being physically assaulted on State Street by an unknown suspect (AAM). The victim and suspect had been drinking together prior to the assault. The victim sustained injuries which required stitches. The victim received treatment at a local hospital and was subsequently conveyed to jail for an outstanding failure to appear/body only warrant. Investigation continuing. *This was a late call that did not make the previous 24-hour cycle call notes due to officers being involved at the scene and reports from the field were not yet typed.
2) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 10:25 a.m. Officers responded to a north side residence and spoke with a victim (41-year-old AAF) who wished to report two instances of domestic violence between herself and her husband/suspect (40-year-old AAM). The victim described being strangled and punched in the lip. Probable cause was developed to arrest the suspect. The suspect was conveyed to jail on charges of strangulation, battery and disorderly conduct (all domestic-related charges). Investigation continuing.
3) SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 10:25 a.m. A victim (23-year-old WF) contacted an officer at the south police district to report a domestic incident between her and a suspect (27-year-old WM). The victim and suspect have a child-in common. The suspect was contacted and interviewed. Probable cause was developed to arrest the suspect. The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital for a medical clearance. Once a medical clearance was obtained, the suspect was transported to jail on charges of battery and disorderly conduct (domestic-related charges). Investigation continuing.
4) MIDTOWN: Adult Arrested Person – 1:50 p.m. As officers attempted to detain a wanted suspect (17-year-old AAM), the suspect fled on foot. A foot pursuit ensued and the suspect was apprehended without incident. This was a labor intensive call with significant police presence as this foot chase occurred through the Regent Street corridor, close to West High School. The suspect was arrested, conveyed to jail and charged with armed robbery and resisting. Investigation continuing.
5) WEST: Disturbance – 2:35 p.m. Officers responded to the 200 block of Junction Road reference three teens who were causing damage to numerous stores in the area. The juveniles/suspects (three 13-year-old AAM's) were banned the previous day from Target on the east side for similar behavior. The suspects were contacted and probable cause was developed to arrest them on charges of retail theft, disorderly conduct and trespassing. All three suspects were conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center. Investigation continuing.
6) WEST: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 3:08 p.m. Officers received a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (16-year-old AAF). The juvenile reportedly had not returned home in a week. No medical, mental health or safety concerns identified. It is believed that the juvenile is staying with friends. Attempt to locate aired. The juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases. Investigation continuing.
7) WEST: Adult Arrested Person/Intoxicated Driver – 3:30 p.m. Officers responded to Maple Grove Drive for a report of an intoxicated driver/suspect (50-year-old WM) in a parking lot. The suspect was contacted and open intoxicants were observed in the vehicle. The suspect was waiting to pick up his children from school. Standard field sobriety tests were conducted and the suspect performed poorly. The suspect was cited for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and he was released to a responsible party.
8) EAST: Mental Health Conveyance – 4:05 p.m. Officers received a request to check the welfare of a subject (71-year-old WM) on the east side. It was reported that the subject's recent behavior included punching residents/staff, throwing plates and slamming tables. The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital. An emergency detention is being sought. Investigation continuing.
9) NORTH: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 4:44 p.m. Officers received a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (14-year-old WM). It was reported by the juvenile's parent that their son was having a mental breakdown and was manic/delusional. Attempt to locate aired. The juvenile was entered as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases. The juvenile's mother later contacted officers reporting that she saw her son and that he was running from her. Officers located the juvenile and as they were attempting to contact him/detain him, the juvenile resisted arrest. An officer was injured during the detention process. The juvenile was conveyed to a local hospital where an emergency detention is being sought. Investigation continuing.
10) EAST: Drug Incident/Overdose – 8:03 p.m. Officers, along with MFD, responded to an east side residence for a subject/suspect (32-year-old AAM) experiencing an overdose. MPD administered naloxone to the suspect, which revived him. The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital. Charges may be forthcoming. Investigation continuing.
11) NORTH: Check Person – 10:47 p.m. Officers responded to a north side residence to check the welfare of a subject (54-year-old WF). The subject was contacted and observed with multiple self-inflicted cuts to her arm. The subject was conveyed voluntarily to a local hospital for an evaluation. No further action deemed necessary by officers.
12) WEST: Missing/Runaway Juveniles – 11:48 p.m. Officers responded to Schroeder Road for a report of two missing/runaway juveniles (12-year-old AAM and 13-year-old AAM). Both juveniles had returned home earlier in the day from the Juvenile Reception Center when they took off again. Attempt to locate aired. The juveniles were listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases. Investigation continuing.
13) NORTH: Disturbance – 12:07 a.m. Officers responded to a north side residence for a disturbance. The caller (37-year-old AAF) reported that her daughter/suspect (15-year-old AAF) had pushed her, punched a hole in a door and was causing a disturbance. The suspect was detained, conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center and charged with criminal damage to property.
14) SOUTH: Disturbance – 3:56 a.m. Officers responded to Beld Street for a report of a disturbance involving a gun. As officers arrived in the area, several people dispersed from the area. Contact was made with a 21-year-old AAF who reported showing up at the location with several friends in an attempt to retrieve her vehicle. She said a verbal argument broke out and that a handgun was displayed by an employee/suspect (36-year-old AAM). There is possible video evidence in this matter. Investigation continuing.