DC Crime Summary – May 6th – 12th

Police Officers from across the nation have convened in Washington, DC this week as they remember law enforcement officials who died in the active line of duty. While National Police Week doesn’t officially start until after May 15th, memorials and conferences were already held to honor fallen officers. • There were three homicides this past week in the District. • A man was shot and killed Thursday afternoon near Sousa Middle School. Authorities are searching for two men traveling in black Nissan Maxima with DC tags. One of the suspects was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt. • Don Lavae Williams Jr., 34, was shot and killed early Sunday morning near Anacostia Park. • Jaquan Lamont Haney, 22, was fatally shot late Tuesday night right outside of a DC Public Charter School in Washington Highlands. • Additionally, two men were arrested in connection with homicides that took place in April of this year. • Francisco Daniel Ayala, 23, was arrested yesterday in connection with the fatal stabbing of Dimas Fuentes-Lazo, 23, in the Brightwood Park neighborhood. • Anthony Blackmone, 21, was arrested and charged with the first-degree murder of Nuru Frenche, 23, in the Deanwood neighborhood.

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Police News

WJLA: Police Week: Police participate in unity ride for fallen officers “Hundreds of law enforcement personnel completed the Police Unity Tour today at the Law Enforcement Memorial in the Nation’s Capital. They came from various origins across the eastern seaboard to join up in DC. They came from various origins across the eastern seaboard to join up in DC.”

NBC Washington: National Police Week Honors Fallen Officers “Thousands of police and their supporters are expected in Washington, D.C. this week to celebrate National Police Week and honor officers who have died in the line of duty. The Fraternal Order of Police, Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) and other organizers will observe National Police Week with memorials, conferences and other activities between May 11 and May 16.”

Crime News

Washington Post: Man fatally shot near Fort Dupont Park in Southeast Washington “A man was fatally shot Thursday afternoon outside a brick two-story apartment building just as students were being dismissed from nearby schools, according to D.C. police. Police said officers on patrol heard the gunshots about 3:20 p.m. and sped to the 3700 block of Ely Place SE, where they found a man dead in a grassy area near Fort Dupont Park.”

WJLA: Man shot and killed in front of D.C. high school “A man was shot and killed right in front of a high school in Southeast D.C. late Tuesday night, according to police. Police say they responded to the scene at 900 Wahler Place at 10:18 p.m. Tuesday, directly in front of Achievement Prep, a D.C. Public Charter High School.”

Washington Post: Man shot and killed in Southeast D.C. early Sunday “A 34-year-old man was shot and killed in Southeast Washington early Sunday, D.C. police said. Police arrived in the 2900 block of Nelson Place SE around 1:47 a.m., to find Don Lavae Williams Jr., of Waldorf, Md., suffering from apparent gunshot wounds, police said.”

Washington Post: Suspect arrested in fatal stabbing on Kennedy Street NW “A suspect was arrested Tuesday in a fatal stabbing that occurred April 23 in Northwest Washington, the D.C. police said. They said Francisco Daniel Ayala, 23, of Northwest, was arrested on a warrant in connection with the death of Dimas Fuentes-Lazo, 23, of Northwest.”

Washington Post: D.C. police seek suspect in Northeast homicide “Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect in a shooting that left a man dying on the side of a D.C. highway in March. D.C. police said Darnell Lee Richardson, 29, of Cheverly, Md., was shot about 8:45 p.m. in the 3400 block of Benning Road NE on March 16. Richardson was found about two blocks from where he was shot in a vehicle along the Anacostia Freeway and died the next day, police said.”

Washington Post: Three shot near where man was killed Tuesday night in Southeast Washington “Three men were shot and wounded Wednesday afternoon on a street in Southeast Washington, less than one block from where a young man was shot and killed Tuesday night, according to D.C. police.”

Washington Post: Police charge man with stabbing youth outside Union Station “Police have arrested a 39-year-old man in connection with Thursday afternoon’s stabbing of a male juvenile outside Union Station in Northeast Washington, according to authorities. Christopher Nicholson, of Northwest, was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and could make an initial appearance in D.C. Superior Court later Friday. A D.C. police spokeswoman confirmed the arrest.”

WJLA: Woman arrested after allegedly striking multiple pedestrians, vehicles “D.C. police arrested a 47-year-old woman after multiple pedestrian and vehicle-related accidents were reported in the District Saturday. Donnie Lannett Bean of Northwest D.C. was charged with assault on a police officer and leaving after colliding, according to police.”

WJLA: Police: Man wanted for burglary at Safeway store in D.C. “Metropolitan Police are searching for a man wanted for a burglary at a Capitol Hill Safeway around 11:15 p.m. on Friday. Police say there were no injuries reported, but did not have additional information on the incident.”

NBC Washington: Mother’s Day March Brings Attention to Violence, Murders “A group of women, along with family, friends and supporters, marched in D.C. Sunday to bring attention to their sons who were murdered. One woman’s son was found dead in a burning car last year. News4’s Derrick Ward reports.”

Public Safety News

NBC Washington: US Transportation Secretary Warns He Could Shut Down Metro “Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Tuesday he seriously considered ordering a shutdown of the entire D.C. Metrorail system last week and may still do that if local officials don’t follow Transportation Department safety directives.”

WJLA: Growing pressure on Metro to improve safety after FTA releases demands “The Federal Transit Administration has sent a letter to Metro GM Paul Wiedefeld requiring that WMATA take immediate action to make urgent repairs before starting WMATA’s SafeTrack Plan.”

Posted June 10 2016 at 10:58 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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