Michael Birnbaum, Paul Duggan and Valerie Strauss
July 20, 2008
D.C. police yesterday resumed controversial checkpoints in the troubled Northeast Washington neighborhood of Trinidad after a series of overnight shootings and stabbings across the District left at least 11 people wounded and two dead, including a 13-year-old boy from out of town who was visiting relatives.
In announcing the checkpoints, police said they were searching for three suspects in the Trinidad attacks and a gold 2002 Dodge Intrepid that was allegedly used in at least one of the incidents.
The violence, on a brutally hot summer night that frayed tempers and kept people out on the street late, unfolded over an eight-hour span that ended at 3:30 yesterday morning.