March 3, 2020 | Press Release

Statement on Park View Homicide

Following yesterday’s tragic homicide on the 700 block of Quebec Place, I want to share my sadness at the loss of a young life, as well as the trauma our entire community feels having experienced this violence in our neighborhood. 

I want to commend MPD for their quick response and the work they continue to do to bring justice to the victim. I have included below my signature their latest press release looking for assistance identifying a vehicle from the crime scene.

Collaborative Solutions has also been present working with community members to prevent retaliation and ensure support services are in place for all those who need them.

Today we passed two new emergency measures to get more guns off the streets, which is an essential part of ending violence in our community.

The Extreme Risk Protection Order Implementation Working Group Emergency Declaration Resolution of 2020 recognizes that the gun violence epidemic is unacceptable and preventable, and will formally coordinate the efforts of District agencies, federal partners, firearms safety experts, and community members to implement my red flag law, which allows community members to alert law enforcement when someone is planning to use a gun against someone else or themselves, so that it can be removed. 

The Ghost Guns Prohibition Emergency Declaration Resolution of 2020:

  • The term “ghost gun” may be used to refer generally to guns that are undetectable, untraceable, or both. It includes firearms built to avoid detection, missing serial numbers, able to be manufactured using 3-D printers and other cutting-edge technology, or able to be manufactured or assembled through commercially available kits and without the expenditure of substantial time and effort. 
  • Undetectable guns pose an imminent threat to public safety because they may thwart security screening systems and endanger people, particularly in any building or at any event requiring visitors to be screened to gain entrance. 
  • They are also readily available to individuals prohibited from purchasing or possessing a commercially manufactured firearm, and untraceable gun trafficking occurs outside the scope of existing background checks, serial numbering, waiting periods, manufacturing quality control, and other established means of firearm regulation. 
  • As part of its longstanding and common-sense gun regulation policy, the District prohibits the unlicensed manufacturing, sale, or possession of firearms, and as such, District law contains prohibitions that could be applied to ghost guns but need to be explicitly applicable. 
  • In just one year, between 2018 and 2019, the District saw a 364 percent increase in the recovery of ghost guns. In 2017, the Metropolitan Police Department recovered only three ghost guns in the District; in 2018, 25 ghost guns were recovered; and in 2019, 116 ghost guns were recovered. 
  • In just the first six weeks of this year, 28 ghost guns have already been recovered. 
  • The types of ghost guns recovered in the District include handguns and rifles, including assault weapons such as AR-15s. There is an immediate need to clarify that District law prohibits the manufacture, sale, and possession of untraceable or undetectable firearms in order to protect the lives of residents, workers, and visitors. 


I will not desist from ending violence in our community. I encourage those who have not had the chance to do so to review the conversation we had at my January public safety meeting about all the resources we as a government are committing to public safety: https://bit.ly/39ljOGF

I am always available to talk with residents about their public safety concerns. Please reach out to me directly at any time at bnadeau@dccouncil.us. I do not regularly monitor list serves and may miss your message if you are trying to reach me there.


Brianne K. Nadeau, Ward 1 Councilmember





Vehicle of Interest Sought in a Homicide: 700 Block of Quebec Place, Northwest


(Washington, DC) – Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch seek the public’s assistance in identifying a vehicle of interest in reference to a homicide that occurred on Monday, March 2, 2020, in the 700 block of Quebec Place, Northwest.


At approximately 2:59 pm, members of the Fourth District responded to the listed location for the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital for treatment. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 24 year-old Malik Brown, of Northwest, DC.

A vehicle of interest was captured by a nearby surveillance camera. The vehicle is described as a white 4-door Honda Sedan, without a front tag. The vehicle can be seen in the photos below:


The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by sending a text message to 50411.