The Post has a big article on the shooting of Oscar Fuentes, the 9-year old who was shot and killed in his family's apartment on the 1400 block of Columbia Road. It turns out the lock on the building's front door was damaged.
The Post article seems to imply that no one has been arrested, as MPD Chief Cathy Lanier says "I'm very confident that this case will close with an arrest and will close with an arrest shortly." However, Jim Graham said yesterday on the Columbia Heights listserve that some people have already been arrested. Maybe the Post quote was given before Graham's post.
Either way, it's a very sad story. If we learn anything from this crime, it's that if something is damaged or unsafe in your building, report it immediately to your landlord. If it doesn't get fixed quickly, move up the chain to your ANC comissioner or city council member. It's the landlord's responsibility to keep a place safe and well-maintained. Of course, just fixing the door doesn't mean this doesn't happen, but better safe than sorry.