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Mayor Bowser to Ask for the Public’s Support to Remove Illegal Guns

Sunday, July 21, 2019

(WASHINGTON, DC) – On Monday, July 22, at 11:30 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser will be joined by DC Police Chief Peter Newsham to provide public safety updates and to call for the public’s continued assistance.

On Saturday evening, Mayor Bowser and detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announced that an arrest had been made in the homicide of 11-year-old Karon Brown. The Mayor thanked residents for their tips in the case and asked them to continue to provide assistance to get illegal guns off of our streets and out of our neighborhoods. Residents can provide tips on illegal guns by calling 202-727-9099 or texting 50411.

Monday, July 22, at 11:30 am

Mayor Muriel Bowser
Peter Newsham, Chief, Metropolitan Police Department
Gregory Dean, Chief, DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services
Christopher Rodriguez, Director, DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency

MPD Headquarters
300 Indiana Avenue, NW
3rd Floor Line-Up Room, Room 3106

All reporters and other media interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. To view the event online, visit or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).