Crime traditionally picks up in the summer in most cities, but so much of the recent crime in D.C. has boldly taken place with surveillance cameras rolling and during the middle of the day in some cases.
Several guys on bicycles were ambushed from behind by a group of 15 to 20 men last Saturday night, according to D.C. police. The attackers didn't just take the bikes, they brutally beat the victims on R Street in Northwest. Video of the incident showed a suspect jump up and stomp on a victim. The suspects even stole the shoes off the feet of one victim.
In a July 4 incident, suspects didn't wait until the sun went down to shoot four men on Douglass Place in Southeast. Police video showed the suspects walk around without fear of being seen on camera or by witnesses. They opened fire and shot four people, including 23-year-old Dwayne Dillard, who died.
Just Wednesday afternoon, a man was walking by the Metro when a bunch of kids jumped on him and tackled him to the ground. He ran for his life towards Logan Circle, where the suspects caught up with him and stole everything out of his pockets. Police arrested the suspects a few blocks away.
On June 28, police cameras caught a startling video of two men driving down the street at 5 p.m. shooting out of the windows of an SUV on E Street in Northeast. Darrell Grays, 33, was killed by a single shot to the stomach. Bullets and casings were found inside apartments, as well as in busted out car windows and all over the street.
FOX 5's Emily Miller showed surveillance video to a resident who heard about the shooting.
"Yeah, real bold. And to do that... I just don't understand. I'm just trying to get away from all here. It's terrible," said Eric Holloway. "I always keep my guard up. I gotta keep my guard and my mind straight when I’m coming out here because I don't know what’s going to happen."
We asked D.C. police about the status of the three open cases captured on surveillance video. They told us no arrests have been made.