Crime Update from the DC Police Union, City Wide

DC Crime Summary – August 5th – August 11th

There were 4 homicides this past week, bringing this year’s total to 91. Homicides have increased by 28% compared to this time last year, while violent crime has increased in DC compared to the same time last year.

Charles Burton, 38, was shot to death early Friday morning in Douglass. Three males wearing white shirts and dark colored jeans were described as suspects.

Eric Anthony Jackson, 32, was shot and killed near the Anacostia Metro station Saturday night. No suspect information is available at this time, and authorities are investigating the incident.

Ryan Matthew Addison, 28, was shot and killed earlier Tuesday morning in Bellevue. No suspect information is available at this time and authorities are investigating the incident.

Eric Lee Smith, 44, was stabbed and killed along the H Street NE corridor Monday afternoon. A short man with a goatee was described as a suspect. He was last seen wearing a tan hat, a pink or red shirt, and black shorts.

Eric McDuffie, 23, turned himself into DC Police on Monday after a warrant was issued for his arrest. He was charged with the first-degree murder of Antonio McCallister, 23.

According to the District’s Office of the Chief Financial Officer, gun crimes have increased this summer by 28% compared to the same time last year. While there were 428 gun crimes in June and July of this year, there were only 333 crimes involving gun during the same months last year.

A man was arrested Thursday afternoon, August 26th, after bringing a gun into the Potomac Avenue Metro station. The suspect was formally charged with carrying a pistol without a license, possession of an unregistered firearm, possession of unregistered ammunition.

Jasmin Lynn, 28, was charged Thursday, August 26th, with throwing her 2-month-old son and fracturing his skull. The child’s grandmother told police that the suspect was drunk at the time of the incident.

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City-Wide Highlights

There were 4 homicides this past week, bringing this year’s total to 91. Homicides have increased by 28% compared to this time last year, while violent crime has increased in DC compared to the same time last year. • So far this year there have been 168 incidents of sexual abuse reported in the District. • There were 8 incidents of sexual abuse and 26 armed robberies with a gun reported this past week in DC. • Armed robberies with a gun have increased by 20% and assaults with a gun have increased by 23% compared to this time last year. • There were 810 total crimes in DC this past week including 145 violent crimes.

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Recent Crime News

August 11th

Washington Post: Victim in fatal stabbing identified as Suitland resident “The man fatally stabbed Monday at a busy intersection in the H Street NE corridor has been identified as 44-year-old Eric Lee Smith. Smith, of Suitland, was found suffering from apparent stab wounds near 8th and H streets NE about 3:49 p.m. Monday, according to a news release from D.C. police. Police had been called to the block for a report of aggravated assault.”

WJlA: Man fatally shot in southwest D.C. “Authorities say a man has died after being shot in southwest Washington. The Metropolitan Police department says the shooting occurred early Tuesday morning in the 200 block of Elmira Street SW.”

Washington Post: Woman shot by D.C. officer had been taking PCP, synthetic drugs, police say “A woman who was shot by a D.C. police officer Saturday after she refused to drop a knife had been using synthetic drugs mixed with PCP for weeks and yelled “I’m ready to die!” moments before the officer fired his gun, according to an arrest affidavit.”

NBC Washington: Suspected Shoplifter Stabs Guard at Macy’s Store in Downtown D.C. “A suspected shoplifter at the Macy’s store in downtown D.C. stabbed a security guard Tuesday afternoon, Metro Transit Police say. The guard was attacked at 1201 G St. NW—close to the Metro Center Metro station—D.C. police said. Officials arrived on the scene about 3:15 p.m. and found a person with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The victim was taken to a hospital.”

Washington Post: Possibly armed and dangerous suspect identified in Southeast D.C. homicide “D.C. police have identified a suspect in the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old man earlier in August. On Monday, police asked for help in tracking down Matin Flythe, 21, who has been charged with first-degree murder for the Aug. 1 killing of Michael Toland, 22.”

WJLA: Robberies, stabbings and fatal shooting highlight series of overnight crimes in D.C. “A series of crimes occurred in Washington overnight between the hours of 10:45 p.m. and 4:30 a.m. Metropolitan Police responded to five reports of robberies, two stabbings and a fatal shooting.”

WUSA9: Three men shot in Northwest DC “Three men were shot Tuesday night in Northwest D.C. According to D.C. police, the shooting happened near the intersection of 7th Street NW and O Street NW. All three men were conscious and breathing when officers arrived at the scene, police say.”

Two people were injured in stabbings early Tuesday morning

A woman was robbed and sexually assaulted Monday in Adams Morgan

Jasmin Lynn, accused of abusing her 2-month-old son, may face more charges

August 10th

NBC Washington: Man Dies After Being Stabbed on H Street NE “A man died after being stabbed multiple times Monday afternoon on the busy H Street corridor in Northeast D.C. The victim was attacked about 3:45 p.m. on the 800 block of H Street NE, police said.”

Washington Post: Three men wounded in two separate stabbing incidents in the District “Three men were stabbed in two separate incidents Monday afternoon in Northwest and Northeast Washington, D.C. police said. At least one suspect was arrested following an attack of two men in the 1400 block of Columbia Road NW about 4 p.m., said Lt. Sean Conboy, a police spokesman. The victims sustained injuries that are believed to be non-life-threatening.”

Washington Post: Wanted man arrested for homicide at troubled apartment complex “A man wanted in a murder at a violence-plagued public housing complex turned himself in to D.C. police on Monday. Eric McDuffie, 23, who was wanted in the fatal shooting of Antonio McCallister, 23, appeared at a police station Monday, police spokesman Hugh Carew said.”

MyFoxDC: Suspect wanted in Southeast DC murder “D.C. police are searching for a 21-year-old man wanted in a murder in Southeast D.C. earlier this month. Police say Matin Flythe is wanted for first-degree murder while armed of Michael Toland on the morning of August 1 at the intersection of 46th Place and G Street.”

Washington Post: Woman is robbed, sexually assaulted in the Adams Morgan area of NW D.C. “A woman was robbed and sexually assaulted in the Adams Morgan area of the District early Monday by a man with a screwdriver, police said. They said in the incident occurred about 1:15 a.m. near the 1700 block of Lanier Place NW.”

Washington Post: D.C. would release most police body camera footage under new plan “Bowser’s proposal, which has the potential to shed light on thousands of recorded interactions between police and the public, would allow private citizens to obtain copies of video recorded on street corners, during traffic stops and elsewhere outdoors.”

Kojo Nnamdi Show: How Rank & File Police View D.C. Violence “Neighborhoods throughout the District of Columbia are experiencing spikes in violent crime this year. But residents and rank and file officers have concerns about the strategies being deployed by police leaders. We talk with an official from the D.C. Fraternal Order of Police about what this summer’s crime patterns look like to officers on the ground.”

WTOP: Union defends D.C. officer who shot knife-wielding woman “As a woman recovers in the hospital after being shot by a D.C. police officer, the city’s police union is offering reaction to cellphone video that was taken from the scene.”

MyFoxDC: EXCLUSIVE: Union rep says DC officer in shooting of armed woman followed training “A D.C. police officer shot a woman wielding knives on Clay Terrace in Northeast D.C. over the weekend. She has been charged with several crimes and is still in the hospital.”

Two men were stabbed in Columbia Heights Monday afternoon

Seven more men were arrested in connection with prostitution charges

Growing number of people are jumping on roofs in Georgetown

August 9th

NBC Washington: Man Shot, Killed in Southeast D.C. “A man was shot to death in southeast D.C. Saturday night. Police responded to the report of a shooting about 10:30 p.m. They found the victim suffering from gunshot wounds in the 1200 block of Maple View Place SE.”

August 8th

Kaami Evans, 1, was found after he was described as critically missing by MPD

August 7th

Washington Post: Man shot, killed in Southeast Washington “A man was shot and killed early Friday in Southeast Washington just off Suitland Parkway; near where another man was wounded by gunfire on Tuesday, according to District police.”

Washington Post: Police issue warrant for suspect in Woodland Terrace fatal shooting “D.C. police on Friday issued an arrest warrant charging a suspect in a fatal shooting that occurred July 24 in Woodland Terrace, a public housing complex in Southeast Washington that has experience a wave of violence.”

Washington Post: Man arrested after witnesses report armed standoff outside Metro station “Police responding to reports of an armed standoff outside the Potomac Avenue Metro station Thursday afternoon arrested a Maryland man aboard a train with a loaded handgun, according to a D.C. police report.”

WAMU: Synthetic Drugs? Deadlier Weapons? Crime Spike Stumps D.C. Police “Violent crime is on the rise in Washington, D.C., and police don’t know why. The city is now on pace to record its most murders in nearly a decade. Eighty-seven people have been killed in the District this year. As police look for ways to stem the violence, family members of victims also want answers.”

August 6th

Washington Post: Man is arrested for bringing gun to D.C. Metro station “A man was arrested Thursday afternoon for bringing an unregistered pistol into a Metro station. D.C. police spokesman Paul Metcalf said the man was charged with carrying a pistol without a license and with possession of an unregistered firearm and unregistered ammunition after he was caught in the Potomac Avenue Metro station in Southeast Washington.”

Washington Post: Deadly violence has become all too common in one D.C. neighborhood “She’kita McCallister worked her way through the courtyards of the Southeast Washington housing complex, gathering people to help her mourn her brother. The group stopped at a makeshift memorial — a white teddy bear, flowers and a bottle of Rémy Martin cognac — where the 23-year-old had been shot.”

NBC Washington: D.C. Mother Charged With Abuse After Infant’s Skull Is Fractured “A D.C. mother is accused of throwing her infant son so hard she fractured his skull—but she told police she dropped the baby accidentally. Jasmin Lynn, 28, was charged on Thursday with first-degree cruelty to children. Police said she was watching her 2-month-old son in an apartment in Southwest D.C. on July 28 when the child was injured.”

NBC Washington: 1-Year-Old Boy, Stepfather Missing From D.C. “D.C. police are asking for help finding a 1-year-old boy and his stepfather, they said Thursday. Terrell Battle, 24, and Kaami Evans, 1, were last seen in the 3000 block of Stanton Road SE on Tuesday. Battle is five feet, 10 inches tall, weighs 160 pounds, and has brown eyes, black hair and a dark complexion. He was last seen wearing black pants, blue and green shoes, and a red and gray hat.”

DC Police released a video of three suspects wanted for assault

Fifteen more men have been arrested in connection with prostitute operation

Durrell Johnson, 21, and Rodney Williams, 20, were arrested and charged in connection with a robbery on June 27th

August 5th

Washington Post: D.C.’s summer gun violence: By the numbers and neighborhoods “District, Measured — the blog from the District’s Office of the Chief Financial Officer — looked through the data to see how this summer stacks up against other recent summers and where exactly this crime spike is occurring. In June and July this year, there were 428 crimes involving guns. (That accounts for a good chunk of the 1,183 gun-involved crimes that have occurred in the city since January.) By comparison, in June and July 2014, there were 333 crimes involving guns in D.C.”

Washington Post: Police charge man with fleeing after shooting incident on Mall “The man at the center of a shooting incident Tuesday afternoon on the Mall says he was high on PCP and was fending off a robbery in his vehicle when his assailant fired a gun, shattering a window of a rental car. Maurice Paul Holmes, 30, who lives in Northwest Washington’s Mount Pleasant neighborhood, said in an interview that he doesn’t remember the robber getting into his car, which a friend was also in.”

MyFoxDC: EXCLUSIVE: Workers come to aid of man being attacked outside of Ben’s Chili Bowl “Just days after FOX 5 first told you about a D.C. man being viciously attacked, another victim contacted us saying he was also assaulted in the same area. It comes after Andy Rooney’s grandson, Ben Fishel, was slashed across his face after being grabbed from behind outside his D.C. home.”

WUSA9: Woman shot in NE DC “D.C. police continue to investigate but say that a security guard fired a gun during an incident in which a woman was shot in Northeast Tuesday night. The woman was shot in the buttocks in the 600 block of Edgewood Street NE at approximately 9:45 p.m. She was transported with non-life threatening injuries.”

Washington Post: D.C. police investigate death of infant found not breathing in Petworth “D.C. police are investigating the death of a month-old infant who was found Tuesday afternoon unresponsive in a home in Northwest Washington’s Petworth neighborhood. Police said that at this time they do not suspect foul play, but were awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine the cause of death.”

Faces of Relisha Rudd, Jacob and Sarah Hoggle will be placed on bus shelters to raise awareness about missing youths

Crime Tip of the Week

According to WTOP and AAA Mid-Atlantic, motor vehicle thefts and thefts from automobiles occur most frequently during the months of July and August. And car thefts and car break-ins have steadily risen in the District over the past several years. To protect your vehicle from this growing trend, keep in mind the following tips:

Always lock your doors, even as you drive your vehicle. This will prevent intruders from breaking into your vehicle if you are parked or stopped at a red light. Also, remember to close your window once you park.

If your car does not have an alarm system or a tracking device, consider installing one. Not only will these devices deter crime, but they will locate your vehicle if it is stolen.

Never leave spare keys near or around your car. This can make your vehicle especially vulnerable to a theft.

Posted August 13 2015 at 4:03 PM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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