Police Seek Suspect

Victim allegedly mugged by fellow gay-bar patron

The Metropolitan Police Department is on the hunt for a suspect believed to have been involved in a ”gay on gay” robbery near Massachusetts Avenue and Q Street NW, around 2 a.m. on Saturday, March 14.

MPD released a flier March 24 with a picture of the suspect taken from by an exterior surveillance camera owned by The Fireplace, a bar at with a largely gay clientele located at the intersection of 22 and P Streets, one block from the site of the incident and where the suspect is believed to have met the victim.

According to MPD Acting Lt. Brett Parson, the gay officer who oversees all MPD special-liaison units, the incident does not fit the description of a bias crime.

”It was gay on gay,” says Parson, adding that the victim suffered ”minor injuries” but was not hospitalized.

According to the flier, ”The suspect may frequent the area and or the clubs in that area,” which is home to a number of gay venues.

The suspect is described as ”a black male, 6’0”, with a slim build, medium complexion, and dreadlocks. He was wearing a white jacket with what appears to be a scorpion design on the front. At the time of the robbery, the suspect was carrying a metal cane.”

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Detective Rosenborg at 202-730-1912, or the 2nd District Detectives Office at 202-730-1903, or by sending a text message to 50411. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call 1-888-919-2746.

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