September 27, 2022

At approximately 8:33 p.m., the Department of Public Safety (DPS) was notified of a shooting which occurred in the area of Edgewood Street & Evarts Street, N.E. No member of the University community was reported to be involved. The Metropolitan Police Department is conducting the investigation. 

No suspect description or last known direction of travel has been provided at this time.

Safety Tips:

  • Trust your instincts. If something or someone makes you uneasy, avoid the person or leave.  

  • If you are approached, take note of the person’s appearance, clothing and anything unusual that will help you identify the suspect.

 General Tips:

  • Report any suspicious individuals to the Department of Public Safety.

  • Call 9-1-1 to report crimes which occur away from campus.

  • Do not confront or engage any suspicious people.

  • Download Rave Guardian and turn your cell phone into a personal safety tool.

  • Program DPS into your cell phone for emergencies: 202-319-5111.

The Catholic University of America, Department of Public Safety (DPS) notifies the University community when crimes are reported to DPS or area law enforcement, which the University believes may represent a continuing threat to the students, faculty or staff. This occurs in a manner consistent with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.