Crime Update from the DC Police Union, City Wide

DC Crime Summary – December 10th – 16th

A teenager was fatally shot with his own shotgun Wednesday morning, December 10th, in Southeast. The teenager was trying to rob another man, and a struggle ensued. Ultimately the victim gained possession of the gun and shot the suspect.

A 12-year-old boy was shot inside of a Petworth home Saturday night, December 13th. The victim was described as “conscious and breathing” Sunday morning.

Kevin Walker, 39, was found guilty of first-degree murder of his brother and sister in 2013.

John Fitzgerald General, 50, was convicted of strangling Deborah McKinney, 38, in a stairwell of a Mount Vernon Square building in 1997.

A man was shot Wednesday afternoon, December 10th, near Thurgood Marshall Academy. Nearby schools were placed on lock down after the shooting, and police are searching for three suspects in the case.

A man was shot in Petworth Sunday afternoon, December 14th. The victim was taken to a hospital, and he is being treated for serious injuries. Police are searching for two teenage males with slim builds in the case.

According to DC police reports, a man was responsible for robbing another man in the parking lot of a PNC bank in Northwest. The suspect was wearing a suit and allegedly sprayed the victim with pepper spray before robbing him.

An armed gunman robbed the University of the District of Columbia’s campus bookstore Friday, December 12th.

Roy Steven McCall, a 21-year-old Gallaudet student, was arrested and charged with assaulting a DC firefighter Saturday, December 13th. According to DC police, Mr. McCall was driving wildly through campus and his vehicle hit a DC firefighter before pinning the firefighter against a truck.

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City-Wide Highlights

A teenager was fatally shot with his own shotgun Wednesday morning, December 10th, in Southeast. The teenager was trying to rob another man, and a struggle ensued. Ultimately the victim gained possession of the gun and shot the suspect. • There were 8 cases of sex abuse reported this week in the District, and there have been 6 more cases of sex abuse reported this year compared to the same time last year. • This past week, 701 total crimes were reported in DC including 119 violent crimes. • Total crime has increased by 8% and property crime has increased by 12% compared to the same time last year.

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Latest Crime Stats

* The 2013 homicide total includes the 12 victims of the Navy Yard mass shooting.

Recent Crime News

December 16th

Washington Post: Forrester Construction agrees to pay $2 million after criminal investigation “A Rockville-based construction company has agreed to pay federal authorities more than $2 million to resolve a criminal investigation into whether it fraudulently won more than $145 million in government contracts from District officials.”

Washington Post: Chris Brown’s bodyguard sentenced to probation, community service ’13 assault “The bodyguard for R&B singer Chris Brown was sentenced Tuesday to a year of probation and 24 hours of community service for a 2013 assault on a photograph-seeking fan outside the W Hotel in downtown Washington.”

Washington Post: Metro Transit Police seek suspect in armed carjacking of mother with child “Metro transit police said Tuesday that they are seeking a 20-year-old suspect for an armed carjacking in a parking garage…D.C. police said earlier that they were investigating whether the New Carrollton carjacking suspect used the vehicle in an attempted burglary about two hours later in Friendship Heights. But D.C. police spokesman Sean Conboy said Tuesday that despite Jennings’ arrest warrant for the carjacking, the attempted burglary case was still open.”

December 15th

Washington Post: Man convicted in 1997 strangulation of Deborah McKinney in Northwest DC “John Fitzgerald General, now 50, is to be sentenced Feb. 27. He was convicted of strangling 38-year-old Deborah McKinney, whose partially clothed body was found the morning of Nov. 26, 1997, in a building in the 900 block of M Street NW, two blocks north of Mount Vernon Square.”

Washington Post: Man who struck a firefighter with car is Gallaudet student, authorities say “A 21-year-old Michigan man and student at Gallaudet University was arrested early Saturday after D.C. police said he went on a wild car ride through campus, hitting a firefighter, briefly pinning him against a truck, and running over equipment.”

WJLA (ABC News): DC dept. of youth rehabilitative services sees 59-percent increase in electronically monitored juveniles “However, DYRS did give 7 On Your Side a snapshot of an agency progress report that will be released in six days. The report says less than one third of juvenile offenders are being re-arrested and discusses expanded community supervision. In the last four years, the number of youths being monitored electronically increased from 1 percent to 60 percent.”

DC police are still searching for gunman responsible for shooting 12-year-old boy in Petworth Saturday night

December 14th

Washington Post: DC police: 12-year-old boy struck by bullet while inside a Northwest DC home “A 12-year-old boy was struck by a bullet while inside a Northwest D.C. home Saturday night, D.C. police said. Police spokesman Officer Paul Metcalf said investigators believe the bullet was fired from outside the house in the 4600 block of Ninth Street NW, at 10:15 p.m. He said the boy was “conscious and breathing” Sunday morning.”

WUSA9: Male shot in DC “The shooting occurred in the 800 block of Emerson Street Northwest around 4:30 p.m., police said. The victim, whose age has not yet been released, was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.”

December 13th

Five DC area banks were robbed this past week

DC firefighters was hospitalized with non life-threatening injuries after being struck by a car

December 12th

Washington Post: Kevin Walker convicted of killing a brother and sister following argument “A D.C. Superior Court jury Friday found a District man guilty of two counts of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths last year of a brother and sister following an argument. Kevin A. Walker, 39, is scheduled to be sentenced on March 12 by Judge Russell F. Canan in connection with the July 20, 2013 fatal shootings of Jamie Jenkins, 28, and her brother, Jamahl, 21.”

Washington Post: Gunman robs campus book store at University of the District of Columbia “A man armed with a gun robbed the student bookstore Friday at the Northwest Washington campus of the University of the District of Columbia, according to D.C. police.”

Christian Jordan, from Northeast, was charged with a first-degree sex offense as well as robbery and kidnapping

Five DC firefighters will remain off the streets as FBI investigates narcotics distribution ring

December 11th

Washington Post: Police seek gunman in Petworth sex assault and robbery incident “D.C. police are trying to identify and capture a gunman who robbed and sexually assaulted a woman Tuesday night in the Petworth neighborhood, officials said.”

Washington Post: Man kills robber after wrestling shotgun away from attacker, DC police say “A man who was being robbed Wednesday morning in Southeast Washington wrested a shotgun away from a gunman and fatally shot his attacker, D.C. police said Thursday…The man who died was identified as Channel Johnson, 18, of Southeast Washington. Police said they questioned the man who was robbed but have not filed charges. The incident has been classified as a death investigation, and is continuing.”

WJLA (ABC News): Well-dressed, armed bank robber sought by DC police “D.C. police are asking for the public’s help to catch an armed bank robber. The crime happened about 2:45 p.m. last Monday in Northwest and the person of interest was caught on video. The brazen robbery took place in the back parking lot of a PNC Bank in the 5500 block of Connecticut Avenue, just across from a 24-hour diner.”

American University issued an alert after a student reported being sexual assaulted at school

Duane Lamar Williams, from DC, was sentenced to 50 years in prison after he was convicted of first-degree murder

White house jumper is found to be “competent” after mental health evaluation

Teenager is shot with his own gun as he was trying to rob another man in Skyland

December 10th

Washington Post: At least three shot in Southeast DC; one wounded in botched robbery attempt “At least three people were shot in Southeast Washington on Wednesday, including a man critically wounded during a botched robbery attempt and a youth who was shot in the leg. A man also was shot and critically wounded near the Anacostia Metro station.”

Washington Post: Silver Spring woman on trial for killing cousin for insurance policy payoff “About three months after her cousin’s body was found, Claire Rice was arrested and charged with first-degree premeditated murder and has remained in D.C. jail since her arrest. Rice’s public defenders argue their client was not involved in her cousin’s death. The case is being heard in Judge Rhonda Reid-Winston’s courtroom.”

Washington Post: DC area nurse Jared Kline offered plea deal in sexual assault of patients “Prosecutors have offered the Washington area nurse charged with sexually assaulting three patients a plea deal that would include surrender of his nursing license. Jared Kline, 37, of Falls Church, who was arrested last month on charges of sexually assaulting patients at three D.C. hospitals, will return to court on Jan. 7, following a request by Kline and his attorney on Wednesday to reschedule proceedings. Kline remains on electronic monitoring.”

Anacostia schools were placed on lockdown after a shooting and police are searching for three people in connection with the incident

DC police are searching for a robbery that occurred December 1st in Northwest

Authorities are looking for four people linked to an assault with the intent to rob

Crime Tip of the Week

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety, 42% of all traffic deaths in the US over holiday season are alcohol related. This percentage climbs even higher on New Year’s Eve (See this MyFoxDC article to learn more). To prevent yourself from a dangerous situation on the road, check out a few tips listed below:

If you are walking along city streets, be very cautious as you cross the street. Only cross if you have the appropriate walk signal and make sure all cars have stopped before you begin crossing and call 911 immediately.

If you are driving and notice a car swerving, keep your distance from the vehicle and notify the authorities.

DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE. AND DO NOT GET INTO A CAR WITH A DRIVER WHO DRANK ALCOHOL. BUZZED DRIVING IS DRUNK DRIVING.

Posted December 18 2014 at 2:22 PM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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