Crime Update from the DC Police Union, City Wide

DC Crime Summary – November 11th – 17th

There were 5 homicides reported this past week, and there have been 145 homicides in the District this year. Homicides have increased by 58% compared to this time last year.

A man died after he was shot Tuesday morning, November 17th, near a motel near the Ivy City neighborhood. No suspect information is available at this time.

Onyekachi Emmanuel, 24, was shot and killed Sunday in Congress Heights. No suspect information is available at this time, and authorities are investigating the incident.

Diante McLeod, 28, was fatally stabbed Wednesday morning, November 11th, near a homeless shelter in the Ivy City neighborhood.

Ray Andre, 21, was fatally shot early Friday morning in Brentwood. No suspect information is available at this time, and DC Police are investigating the incident.

Antwan Baker, 29, was fatally shot Thursday evening, November 12th, in Grant Park. No suspect information is available at this time, and authorities are investigating the incident.

A man was critically injured in a shooting near H.D. Woodson Senior High School. Another male victim was injured in the incident, and he was transported to a local hospital.

DC Police arrested a man for driving under the influence Wednesday night in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. A sword, two knives, a lighter were found in the suspect’s vehicle, and according to reports, he smelled of PCP.

A man was stabbed outside the Tenleytown Metro Station Friday afternoon. No suspect information is available at this time.

Jordan Matthews, 67, was arrested in connection with a bank robbery at a PNC Bank in Adams Morgan on Thursday. DC Police are also looking for a second man in connection with the case.

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City-Wide Highlights

There were 5 homicides reported this past week, and there have been 145 homicides in the District this year. Homicides have increased by over 58% compared to this time last year. • So far this year there have been 243 incidents of sexual abuse reported in the District. • There were 6 incidents of sexual abuse and 24 armed robberies with a gun reported this past week in DC. • Armed robberies with a gun have increased by 10% and assaults with a gun have increased by 8% compared to this time last year. • There were 638 total crimes in DC this past week including 125 violent crimes.

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Recent Crime News

November 17th

NBC Washington: Man Shot, Killed Near Motel on New York Avenue NE “A man died after being shot Tuesday morning outside a motel in Northeast D.C., police said. The victim was shot about 10:30 a.m. on the 1600 block of New York Avenue NE, the D.C. police department said. The man, who was not identified, later was pronounced dead.”

NBC Washington: Don’t Change Your Routine in Face of Terror Threat, D.C. Police Chief Says “D.C. police and federal law enforcement officials are on alert after an ISIS propaganda video threatened an attack on the District, but Police Chief Cathy Lanier is advising people who live in, work in and visit D.C. to maintain their usual habits.”

WJLA: Person of interest wanted in gun assault in Southeast D.C. “A person of interest is wanted in connection to a gun assault that took place in southeast Washington, police said. The incident occurred on Friday, November 13 in the 2200 block of Minnesota Avenue, SE. Metropolitan Police released a YouTube video of the person of interest.”

Washington Post: D.C. police investigate shooting death in Southeast Washington “A 24-year-old California man has been identified after he was shot and killed in Southeast Washington. D.C. police said Onyekachi Emmanuel Osuchukwu III was found in the 2900 block of Second Street SE around 4:12 p.m. Sunday. He was unconscious, unresponsive and suffering from gunshot wounds.”

DC Police arrest the owner of beaten Yorkshire Terrier

November 16th

NBC Washington: Man Shot, Killed in Southeast D.C. “A man was shot and killed Sunday afternoon in Southeast D.C., just east of Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, police say. D.C. police responded about 4:15 p.m. Sunday to a report of an unconscious person. Officers found on the 2900 block of 2nd Street SE a man who had been shot. The man, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.”

NBC Washington: Man Stabbed on Connecticut Avenue Downtown “D.C. police are on the scene of a stabbing in the 1200 block of Connecticut Ave. NW. Officers responded shortly after 2 a.m.”

Washington Post: Streets in downtown D.C. reopen after barricade situation “Authorities arrested 31-year-old Sophia Dalke of Springfield following Monday morning’s barricade incident. Dalke, who surrendered to police around 10:30 a.m., was charged with assault on a police officer while armed, according to a department press release.”

Stabbing suspect at Union Station pointed his knife at off-duty officer

Fox5DC takes a deeper look into the DC mansion murders

November 15th

Washington Post: Southeast Washington man arrested for October assault involving a gun “D.C. Police said 21-year-old Colin Brown was arrested Thursday on a charge of assault with the intent to kill. The assault occurred about 7:50 p.m. on Oct. 5, in the 1700 block of Minnesota Avenue Southeast, police said. The location is at the intersection of Minnesota Avenue and 17th Street SE.”

WJLA: Double shooting reported in Southeast D.C. “Two men were shot in Southeast D.C. Sunday evening. Police responded to the 3000 block of Naylor Road around 7:30 p.m. for reports of a shooting. Both men were reportedly conscious and breathing and were transported to an area hospital for treatment.”

Washington Post: Transportation agencies across the U.S. step up security in wake of Paris attacks “Transportation agencies in the Washington region–and across the U.S.–are bolstering security following Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris, and an Islamic State video released Monday that threatens a “Paris-style” attack on the nation’s capital.”

WJLA: D.C. man rescues mother, neighbors from burning homes “By the time Jonathan Gibson parked his car at his mother’s home, he realized his neighbor’s porch was on fire. But instead of running away from the flames, he ran towards them.”

November 13th

Washington Post: Man stabbed near Tenleytown Metro station in Northwest D.C. “The stabbing occurred about 3:30 p.m. in the 4500 block of Wisconsin Avenue NW. Authorities described the victim as a man and said he was conscious and breathing and taken to a hospital. Police said they were questioning a possible suspect.”

Washington Post: Police arrest suspect in robbery at Adams Morgan bank “D.C. police have arrested a suspect who they believe robbed a PNC Bank branch Thursday morning in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Northwest Washington. John Matthews, 67, of Northwest Washington has been charged with bank robbery. Police said they are searching for a second man who stood outside the bank as a lookout.”

Washington Post: D.C. police investigate fatal shooting in Northeast “D.C. police are investigating an early Friday shooting that left a man dead in Northeast Washington. The incident happened around 2:30 a.m. in the 1300 block of Adams Street NE.”

Washington Post: Northeast man is charged in the killing of homeless man “D.C. police arrested a 26-year old man Thursday who investigators believe fatally stabbed a homeless man during a confrontation near a Northeast Washington homeless shelter a day before.”

WJLA: D.C. police identify man shot, killed in Northeast ”‘One man is dead after being shot in the chest early Friday morning. D.C. police identified the man as Ray Andre Harrison of Northeast D.C. Police say they were called to the 1300 block of Adams Street NE at 2:23 a.m. for the report of a man shot in the chest.”

Authorities are investigating a racist threat made at Howard University

Howard University is working with FBI after racist threats

DC Police arrest a robbery suspect outside of the Verizon Center

Security boost takes place in the District after the tragedy in Paris

November 12th

Washington Post: Two men shot, one fatally, on Clay Terrace in Northeast Washington “One man was killed and another wounded in shootings Thursday morning on Clay Terrace in Northeast Washington, according to D.C. police. Authorities said that the shootings occurred about 11:30 a.m. and that one victim was found unconscious at the scene. He was pronounced dead, police said. The other victim, a police spokeswoman said, was wounded and taken to the hospital.”

Washington Post: Man is critically wounded in shooting near the Anacostia Metro station “D.C. police found a man shot and critically wounded Thursday night near the Anacostia Metro station in Southeast Washington. Officers found the victim in the 1100 block of Howard Road about 8:30 p.m., police officials tweeted. The man was found unconscious and not breathing at the scene, said Lt. Sean Conboy, a police spokesman.”

Washington Post: Police search for man who robbed bank in Adams Morgan “A PNC bank was robbed Thursday morning in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Northwest Washington, according to D.C. police. The robbery occurred about 9:30 a.m. at the branch in the 1700 block of Columbia Road NW. Police would not immediately say if a weapon was involved.”

WJLA: D.C man carrying sword, knives arrested for driving under the influence “A man was arrested for driving under the influence Wednesday night, according to police. Officers noticed a vehicle stopped at the corner of 200 Pennsylvania Ave. SE around 5:45 p.m. The driver was attempting to make a left turn onto Independence Avenue, which police advised was not allowed.”

November 11th

Washington Post: Man dies after stabbing near homeless shelter in Northeast Washington “A man was fatally stabbed Wednesday morning near a homeless shelter in the Ivy City neighborhood of Northeast Washington, according to D.C. police. The incident occurred shortly before 7 a.m. in or near the 1300 block of New York Avenue NE. Police said the man died a little later at an area hospital. His name was not released pending notification of relatives.”

WJLA: 19-year-old man arrested in Northeast D.C. homicide “A 19-year-old man was arrested Wednesday for a homicide that occurred in northeast Washington in June of 2015. According to Metropolitan Police, Rasheed Murphy from northeast Washington was charged with first-degree murder while armed in the shooting death of 26-year-old Arvel Lee Stewart from southeast Washington.”

WJLA: Man injured in Southwest D.C. shooting “A man was injured in a shooting in southwest Washington on Wednesday. According to Metropolitan Police, the unidentified man was conscious and breathing. The shooting happened in the 100 block of M Street SW.”

Woman who was charged with sexual assault was arrested near Thomas Circle

Two people in a pedicab were hurt after a crash with a car near the Washington Monument

Crime Tip of the Week

This past week, there were 157 thefts from automobiles, 41 motor vehicle thefts, and 266 other thefts. Pickpocketing happens to be one of the most common means of theft. To better protect yourself and your belongings from pickpocketing, keep in mind the following tips:

Do not place your wallet, phone or other valuables in the back pocket of your pants, especially if you are walking through city streets. If you have a purse, make sure you can zip it so nothing can be easily taken.

Be aware of your surroundings. If you are traveling at night, you should walk in well-lit areas and avoid talking on your cell phone or listening to your iPod.

If you feel unsafe or uncomfortable at a particular location or next to someone then leave. It’s best to trust your instincts.

Posted November 19 2015 at 5:55 PM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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