Crime Update from the DC Police Union, City Wide

DC Crime Summary – September 23rd – 29th

There were 4 homicides reported this past week, bringing this year’s total to 120. Homicides have increased by 50% compared to this time last year, while violent crime has increased in DC compared to the same time last year.

Thomas Stalling, 50, was killed in a triple shooting Saturday night in Barry Farm. Two other victims were taken to a local hospital and are reportedly in critical condition.

Malik Mason Thomas, 21, was identified as the man who was found in a burning car, after he was shot and killed in Washington Highlands. Police released a video of a van that is wanted in connection with the case.

Rodney Baggott, 47, was arrested and charged with the second-degree murder in the shooting death of Donald Franklin Bush, 44. The incident took place June 13th in Brentwood.

Ernest Massenberg-Bey, Jr., 21, was killed Monday night in a double shooting near the Anacostia Metro station. No suspect is available at this time, and authorities are actively investigating the incident.

Darren N. McManus, 54, died from injuries he sustained in a 2004 stabbing in the Deanwood neighborhood. Authorities determined on Monday that his death was a homicide.

Jose Lopez, 39, succumbed to injuries he sustained in a stabbing in Shaw six years ago. On Tuesday, authorities ruled his death was a homicide.

Stanley Isaac Moghalu, 28, was arrested and charged in the 2011 fatal shooting of Ronald Deacon Smith, 27. He was the third suspect arrested in connection with the incident.

A 14-year-old was stabbed multiple times Friday afternoon in Fort Dupont. The victim was walking home from basketball practice when was reportedly attacked.

After an MPD Officer witnessed a stabbing near the Gallery Place Metro station, he saw the suspect, Larry Jeffers, 18, fleeing. The officer caught the suspect and arrested him, while the victim was taken to a hospital.

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City-Wide Highlights

There were 4 homicides reported this past week, bringing this year’s total to 120. Homicides have increased by 50% 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 209 incidents of sexual abuse reported in the District. • There was 1 incident of sexual abuse and 21 armed robberies with a gun reported this past week in DC. • Armed robberies with a gun have increased by 16% and assaults with a gun have increased by 11% compared to this time last year. • There were 654 total crimes in DC this past week including 117 violent crimes.

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September 29th

Washington Post: D.C. police investigating several shootings, including 1 fatal “Five people were shot in the course of five hours Monday night in Southeast and Northwest Washington — a spate of violence that included one homicide and a shootout between a security guard and a gunman that police said left both wounded.”

Washington Post: Arrest made in September fatal shooting in Mount Pleasant “D.C. police arrested a suspect Tuesday in the fatal shooting of a 25-year-old man in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood earlier in September. Antonio Brown, 27, of Suitland, Md., was charged with first-degree murder in connection with the shooting of Fort Washington resident Charles Antonio Welch on the 1800 block of Harvard Street NW on Sept. 18.”

NBC Washington: Security Guard Shoots, Detains Shooter at D.C. Apartment Building “A security guard shot and detained a man who opened fire on him late Monday in the Brightwood neighborhood of Northwest D.C. Renard Hampton, 41, approached guard Roland Thomas outside the Fort Stevens Place apartments on the 1300 block of Fort Stevens Drive NW just before midnight late Monday, police said.”

WJLA: Critical person missing in Washington, D.C. “The Metropolitan Police Department is asking the public’s assistance in looking for a critical missing person. The missing person has been identified as 72-year-old William Crawford. He was last seen Monday, Sept. 28 in the 1300 block of Madison St. NW.”

Washington Post: D.C. woman pleads guilty to fatally stabbing live-in boyfriend during argument “A Southeast Washington woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to voluntary manslaughter for fatally stabbing her longtime boyfriend and hiding the knife in a cat litter box, announced the U.S. attorney’s office for the District of Columbia.”

WUSA9: D.C. stabbing victim dies 6 years later “Jose Lopez, 39, was stabbed April 18, 2009 in the 1400 block of 8th Street, Northwest, hospitalized and later released. On June 14, 2015 Lopez was transported from a rehabilitation hospital to a local hospital for medical treatment. There, he succumbed to his injuries.”

Six people were injured in shootings overnight Monday

A person of interest in wanted in connection with a bank robbery

Family weighs in after Darren McManus’ death, 11 years after a stabbing, was ruled a homicide

Marcus King, 19, was ordered to remain in jail until his trial on a second-degree of murder charge

September 28th

Washington Post: Man is fatally shot in Southeast Washington “Two men were shot in Southeast Washington on Monday evening. One of the men was unconscious and not breathing when police arrived on the 1100 block of Eaton Road, police spokesman Hugh Carew said. The other was awake and able to breathe.”

Washington Post: Man who lived 11 years after being stabbed ruled a homicide victim “Police said Monday that the 2004 assault ultimately killed Darren N. McManus, who died at age 54 on May 8, 2015. The District medical examiner’s office determined that his death was caused by complications from the stab wound to the chest that he received years ago.”

Washington Post: Near a busy H Street bus stop, gunfire and an attempted assault are reported “One man was threatened with a gun and shots were fired at another over the weekend in two separate incidents only hours apart at the same busy Northeast Washington intersection, according to police accounts.”

September 27th

Washington Post: Man fatally shot on a D.C. street that has seen at least 5 killings since 2011 “A man was shot to death late Saturday night in Southeast Washington, in an incident in which two other people were critically wounded, D.C. police said. Based on police reports, it was the third homicide in two days in the Washington area.”

Washington Post: One dead, two injured in triple shooting in Southeast D.C. “One man was killed and two were critically wounded in a triple shooting in SE Washington late Saturday night, D.C. police said Sunday. The gunfire broke out about 11:59 p.m., near 2500 Elvans Road, D.C. police spokeswoman Alice Kim said. The man died at the scene, while two others were admitted to local hospitals in critical condition, police said.”

September 26th

Washington Post: Wisconsin woman fatally injured when hit by car in NW Washington “A woman from Wisconsin died last week after being struck by a car in the District on Sept. 19, the D.C. police said. The woman was identified as Janet Hoy, 62, of Watertown. Police said she was one four pedestrians struck after entering the roadway at First and H Streets NW. All four were taken to hospitals and Hoy died of her injuries on Thursday, the police said.”

Larry Jeffers, 18, was quickly arrested after allegedly stabbing someone

The District experiences a string of violent crimes this past weekend

September 25th

WUSA9: Police: 2 wanted in Northeast DC stabbing “Police are looking for two men they said stabbed a man in Northeast D.C. The stabbing happened around 7:30 p.m. near 15th Street and West Virginia Avenue.”

NBC Washington: 14-Year-Old Boy Stabbed, Wounded on Way Home From D.C. School, Sources Say “The boy was attacked after leaving school on the 4300 block of C Street SE, sources said. He was stabbed in the back multiple times and then went into a building on the 3600 block of B Street SE, the Metropolitan Police Department said. It wasn’t immediately clear if the victim lived in the building, one entrance of which was blocked off Friday evening.”

Daron Wint, charged with killing the Savopoulos family, will appear in court today

17-year-old charged with providing a gun that was used to accidentally kill Dails Cox, 3, will be sentenced Friday

A teenager was stabbed Friday afternoon in Anacostia

Endale Weldeyohannes, 31-year-old nurse, was accused of sexually assaulting his female patient

A man in Capitol Hill was beaten by a group of teenagers after he tried to stop an attack

September 24th

Washington Post: Southeast Washington man charged with Northeast Washington murder “D.C. police arrested a Southeast man Thursday on a second degree murder charge in the shooting death of 44-year-old Maryland man on a Saturday night in June, officials said. Police arrested Rodney Baggott, 47, on a D.C. Superior Court arrest warrant which charged him with second-degree murder while armed.”

Fox5DC: 2 in custody after barricade situation in SE DC “Police have taken two people into custody after a barricade situation at a Southeast D.C. apartment building. Police say they received reports of shots fired Thursday afternoon in the 4300 block of Halley Street.

WUSA9: Third arrest made in 2011 DC homicide “A third man has been arrested in the 2011 shooting death of 27-year-old Ronald Deacon Smith, authorities said. The shooting happened November 14, 2011, in the 1100 block of 21st Street. Thursday, D.C. police arrested 28-year-old Stanley Isaac Moghalu of Bowie, Maryland.”

WJLA: Community tips result in two arrests and a closure of a store for selling synthetic drugs “Smiley Mart located in the 3100 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE has closed, according to Detectives from the Narcotics and Special Investigation Division. D.C. police made a notice to “immediately cease all business operations,” of Smiley Mart on Thursday.”

September 23rd

Washington Post: Police identify man found fatally shot in burning vehicle in early September “D.C. police on Wednesday identified a man who was found dead of a gunshot wound inside a burning vehicle on Sept. 5 in Southeast Washington. Malik Mason Thomas, 21, of Temple Hills, Md., was found dead in the 400 block of Xenia Street about 9:15 p.m. Police said they discovered he had been shot after an autopsy the following day.”

Washington Post: Man fatally shot along U Street corridor as diners dived for cover “The two dozen people enjoying dinner on the patio of Provision No. 14, a restaurant along the U Street corridor, barely flinched at the sound of the first gunshot. The owner said, “It was the second, third and fourth shot” nearby that emptied the outdoor eating area and sent patrons diving under tables.”

NBC Washington: Thieves Target D.C. Library for Computers “Burglars broke into a library in the Woodridge neighborhood of D.C. to steal computers, but police say there’s a catch that could deter them from trying to strike again.”

Raphael Roy, 29, was arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of Delany Epps

Crime Tip of the Week

According to MPD, thieves and robbers have targeted ATM’s as a way to steal money. While you may know that it is never a good idea to write down your PIN on your ATM card, there are other safety tips you should keep in mind as you manage your personal bank account.

Never give your PIN over the telephone. If someone requests this information, be wary. Banks will never ask you to say your PIN out loud.

When you are using an ATM, be aware of your surroundings. Make sure you are in a well-lit are, and if you feel uncomfortable, consider using an ATM at another location.

Tear your ATM receipts as soon as you finish looking at them. ATM receipts provide private information that can be dangerous if they land in the hands of the wrong person.

Posted October 01 2015 at 5:27 PM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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