CRIME UPDATE FROM THE DC POLICE UNION

DC Crime Summary – August 27th - September 2nd

There were five homicides and several other violent crimes this week in the District. • Raeshard Blue, 40, and Treyvon Johnson, 27, of Northeast were shot and killed late last Friday night near the Greenway neighborhood. No suspect information is available at this time. • Tony Jermaine Gates, 24, of Southeast, was fatally shot in the Edgewood neighborhood on Monday night. No suspect information is available at this time. • Tyler Jerel Mceachern, 23, was shot and killed in the Buena Vista neighborhood on Monday afternoon. • A man in his late teens was fatally shot and a second man was also shot Thursday afternoon in the Anacostia neighborhood. No suspect information is available at this time. • A man and a woman were shot Tuesday night near the Langdon neighborhood NE and are said to be in critical condition. No suspect information is available at this time. • Christian Mendoza, 18, has been arrested in connection with a series of random robberies and assaults in the Mount Pleasant, Columbia Heights, and Adams Morgan neighborhoods earlier this week. Mendoza claims to be a member of the ruthless gang known as MS-13.

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WUSA9: Two men shot, killed in Northeast “Two people were shot and killed in Northeast D.C. late Friday night, Metropolitan Police said. The incident occurred just after 11:30 p.m. in the 300 block of 34th Street. Police responded to reports of a shooting. When they arrived to the scene, they found two adult male victims suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. One of the victims was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The second victim was treated on scene but was not able to be saved. The victims were identified as 40-year-old Raeshard Blue and 27-year-old Treyvon Johnson, both of Northeast.”

WJLA: Man sexually assaulted, robbed at gunpoint in Southeast DC “A man was allegedly sexually assaulted and the victim of an armed robbery in his home on Sunday morning, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. Police say that at around 6 a.m., the victim, who was asleep at the time, was awoken to an unknown suspect in his residence in the 1200 block of Massachusetts Ave in Southeast. At gunpoint, the man was reportedly sexually assaulted and robbed of some property, police say. The suspect fled following the assault.”

WUSA9: 1 killed in overnight NE, DC shooting “A person is dead after a shooting that happened overnight in Northeast, D.C., Metropolitan police said. The shooting happened in the 1000 block of Rhode Island Avenue in Northeast, D.C. Police said the victim was transported to the hospital and pronounced dead. Authorities have identified the man as 24-year-old Tony Jermaine Gates of Southeast, D.C.”

Washington Post: A man and a woman wounded in shooting in Northeast D.C. “A man and a woman were shot Tuesday night in Northeast Washington and are said to be in critical condition, police said. There were few details immediately available in the incident that happened around 10:30 p.m. on Bladensburg Road near New York Avenue NE. When police officers arrived on the scene, they found a man on the sidewalk. He was not responsive at the time, D.C. Police said. And a woman was found inside a nearby store. She was wounded but ‘responsive and breathing,’ according to a police report. Both the man and the woman were taken to an area hospital.”

Washington Post: Man fatally shot in Southeast Washington is identified “Police on Tuesday identified a man who died after being shot in Southeast Washington. About 2 p.m. Monday, officers responded to the 3100 block of Buena Vista Terrace SE and found 23-year-old Tyler Jerel Mceachern, of no fixed address, with gunshot wounds, D.C. police said in a statement. Mceachern was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, the statement said.”

Washington Post: Police arrest two additional suspects in shooting at Verizon Center McDonald’s “D.C. police on Tuesday arrested two additional suspects in connection with the Aug. 12 robbery and shooting of a man inside a bathroom of a McDonald’s restaurant at Verizon Center. A 20-year-old man identified as Lafayette Booker of Northeast, along with a 17-year-old male, were each charged with assault with intent to rob. The teenager was not identified because he was charged as a juvenile. Police on Aug. 13 arrested a 15-year-old youth and charged him as a juvenile with assault with intent to kill.”

Washington Post: Woman pregnant with twin girls shot in stomach outside NE carryout “Lakira Renee Johnson, five months pregnant with twins, called her sister in a panic. She was kneeling on the floor of a carryout on Brentwood Road, bleeding from her belly. The 21-year-old screamed. ‘Ebony, I just got shot!’ Their mother, Cassandra Johnson, 42, who was there when the call came, raced four blocks from the family’s home to the small strip mall just off Rhode Island Avenue and 14th Street in Northeast Washington. D.C. police had few details about the shooting but confirmed that Lakira Johnson was a bystander. Police said they did not yet know if the man who had been shot was targeted.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Times: D.C. will launch bid contract corruption investigations “D.C. Council member Mary Cheh has vowed to hold a hearing to investigate why the head of the city’s property management agency resigned and two top officials were fired amid concerns over their handling of two major contracts. ‘There have been some rather strong charges made or suggestions about the shakeup at [the Department of General Services] and whether it involves inappropriate contacts with regard to contracts,’ said Ms. Cheh, Ward 3 Democrat. ‘There’s been enough said that really we need some sort of a hearing to clear the air.’”

Public Safety

Washington Post: Metro closes rail station due to falling debris from ceiling “Metro rail officials bypassed trains through the Rhode Island Avenue station Wednesday night after metal and concrete debris fell from the ceiling. Transit officials began a bus-shuttle service for passengers after authorities discovered the structural problems about 9 p.m., according to tweets from the agency Twitter account. No injuries were reported and officials closed the Red Line station as a precaution, the account said.”

NBC Washington: 1 Injured in NE DC Fire “One person is recovering at the hospital after a house fire in Northeast Washington. Firefighters were called to the 3100 block of Central Avenue NE at about 1:30 a.m. Thursday for a kitchen fire. Fire officials say one person was transported to the hospital with smoke inhalation. At about the same time, firefighters were called to a fire in the 1500 block of North Capitol Street NW. When they arrived, fire was showing from the commercial building. The cause of the North Capitol Street fire is under investigation.”

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Posted September 02 2016 at 11:25 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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