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Crime Summary – May 13th – 19th

A Candlelight Vigil and the 35th annual National Peace Officer’s Memorial Service took place this past weekend in the District. Thousands of officers from around the nation convened to remember and honor law enforcement officials who died in the active line of duty. • Four people were killed this week in the District, and three of the victims were murdered during daylight hours. • Dana Hamilton, 44, was fatally shot early Thursday morning along Southern Avenue in Southeast. Authorities are searching for a suspect last seen driving in an older gray Toyota 4Runner with heavily tinted windows. • Tayvon Devonte Cummings, 22, and Tracey Louise Cooper, 45, were killed in shootings that were three hours and five blocks apart on Monday afternoon. Authorities believe the homicides are related. • Thomas Meriedy, 24, was shot and killed yesterday afternoon in Anacostia. DC Police are searching for a man last seen wearing a black shirt and blue jeans. • A 7-year-old boy was shot Saturday afternoon in the Congress Heights neighborhood. The victim was not the intended target of the gunshot, and he was immediately taken to a local hospital.

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WJLA: Fallen officers honored in the 35th Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service “A sea of blue uniforms filled the lawn in front of the United States Capitol on Sunday morning. Officers from across the country gathered in the nation’s capital to take part in the 35th Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service.”

NBC Washington: Thousands Illuminate National Mall at Vigil Remembering Fallen Officers “A sea of thousands of candles illuminated the National Mall Friday night to remember fallen law enforcement officers across the country. The 28th Annual Candlelight Vigil honored 252 officers whose names have been added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.”

NBC Washington: Fallen Officers’ Names Added to DC Memorial “News4’s Megan McGrath is live at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, where local officers who died in the line of duty will be honored during National Police Week.”

Crime News

Washington Post: Man killed in shooting in Southeast Washington “A man was fatally shot early Thursday in Southeast Washington near the border with Maryland, according to D.C. police. The shooting occurred about 2:40 a.m. in the 800 block of Southern Avenue SE in Washington Highlands. Police said the man was taken to a hospital, where he died.”

Washington Post: D.C. police charge two men in October stabbing death “Two men were arrested in an October stabbing death in Southeast Washington, D.C., police said. The men — Tavon Felton, 19, of Northeast Washington and Rashod Wilson, 20, of Southeast Washington — were charged Wednesday with first-degree felony murder while armed, according to a department news release.”

NBC Washington: 3rd Daylight Murder This Week in Southeast D.C. “A man died in Southeast this afternoon in the third murder in broad daylight this week in the District. Police said 24-year-old Thomas Meriedy, of Southeast, was shot multiple times at about 1 p.m. Wednesday on Mt. View Place near Morris Road, on a hill with a striking view of the U.S. Capitol.”

Washington Post: D.C. police identify man and woman fatally shot three hours and five blocks apart “D.C. police have identified the man and woman who were fatally shot Monday afternoon three hours and five blocks apart in Southeast Washington — shootings authorities said they think are connected.”

Washington Post: Police charge Southeast D.C. barber in killing of colleague during dispute in shop “A barber has been arrested and charged with killing a colleague during an argument this month in their shop in Southeast Washington, according to D.C. police and the arrest affidavit. The afternoon altercation on May 8 inside Unique Cutz in the 4500 block of Benning Road ended when one barber punched the other in the head, causing him to fall back and hit a barber chair, according to the affidavit.”

Washington Post: Police identify man fatally shot in Southeast Washington “D.C. police have identified a man who was fatally shot Thursday afternoon near Fort Dupont Park in Southeast Washington. Police said Sheldon Kevin Robinson, 28, of Southeast, was pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting in the 3700 block of Ely Place SE. The shooting occurred about 3:20 p.m.”

Washington Post: Suspect arrested in fatal Northeast Washington shooting “Police said they arrested a man Wednesday who allegedly shot another man in Northeast Washington in March. Police have arrested Leon E. Stewart, 24, of Southeast Washington in the killing, they said in a statement. Stewart was charged with murder in the first degree while armed, according to the statement.”

Washington Post: “I thought I was going to die” victim says in high-profile D.C. rape trial “A 41-year-old married mother of two young girls took the witness stand in D.C. Superior Court on Wednesday to face the man accused of raping her during a home invasion in the District’s Hill East neighborhood last October.”

Washington Post: Boy of 7 or 8 shot and wounded Saturday afternoon in Southeast D.C. “A boy of 7 or 8 years old was shot and wounded Saturday afternoon in Southeast Washington. The child was hit in the back or shoulder, according to police, and was taken to a hospital. Initial accounts indicated that his wounds were not life-threatening.”

WUSA9: Two critically injured after NW DC stabbing “Two men were critically injured Monday evening after they were stabbed in Northwest D.C., according to a police spokesperson. The two men were stabbed in the 1300 block of S Street NW around 9:43 p.m., according to police.”

Posted June 10 2016 at 11:00 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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