CRIME UPDATE FROM THE DC POLICE UNION

DC Crime Summary – September 10th - September 16th, 2016

There were three homicides and several other violent crimes this week in the District. • Tesean Jermaine Ashe, 18, of Southeast, was shot and killed late Tuesday afternoon near the Carver/Langston neighborhood. No suspect information is available at this time. • Darnell Peoples, 35, of District Heights, Md., was shot and killed late Thursday night in the Congress Heights neighborhood. No suspect information is available at this time. • Deon Calvin Smith, 19, is dead and a woman is in the hospital after both were shot near the Washington Highlands neighborhood on Tuesday night. No suspect information is available at this time.• A man was non-fatally shot at around 7PM Sunday near the Fort Totten neighborhood. Police are on the lookout for two suspects. • A man was non-fatally shot at 7:45PM in the Eckington neighborhood. Police are looking for a black male suspect between 5’ to 5’8 tall. • A man was shot after midnight Monday near the Pleasant Plains neighborhood and Howard University. The victim is hospitalized in critical condition. No suspect information is available at this time. • A 16-year-old D.C. girl was found guilty of second-degree murder for fatally stabbing Amanjanea Whitley, 18, at a Benning Ridge bus stop in March. • Shareem Hall, 22, of District Heights, Md., was arrested Thursday in the July killing of Deeniqua Dodds, 22, in the Capitol View neighborhood. He was charged with first-degree felony murder.

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Washington Post: One man killed, one gravely wounded in two D.C. shootings “A man was shot and killed late Tuesday afternoon in Northeast Washington, D.C. police said. A few hours later another man was gravely wounded in a separate shooting in Southeast Washington, they said. In the first incident, police said Tesean Jermaine Ashe, 18, of Southeast, was found about 5:30 p.m. in the 700 block of 16th Street NE. He died at a hospital. The second shooting was reported about 9:30 p.m. in the 4600 block of Livingston Road SE, said Officer Sean Hickman, a police spokesman. He said the man who was shot there was taken to a hospital. He was unconscious and unresponsive, Hickman said. A woman was also shot in that incident, he said. She was conscious and breathing when taken to a hospital.”

WJLA: Man dead after double shooting in Southeast D.C. “A man is dead and a woman is in the hospital after both were shot in Southeast D.C. Tuesday night. The double shooting happened in the 4600 block of Livingston Rd., SE at around 8:30 p.m. Police got to the scene and found the woman conscious and breathing and the man unresponsive. Both were taken to a local hospital. The man was pronounced dead early Wednesday morning. No update has been provided on the woman’s condition. D.C. Police’s homicide unit is currently investigating the incident.”

WJLA: 3 shootings reported in DC within 5-hour span “Police report three separate shootings in DC within a 5-hour span Sunday evening into early Monday morning. The first shooting occurred in the 4500 block of Ft. Totten Dr. shortly before 7 p.m. Police say a man was transported to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. Police tweeted that they are on the lookout for two suspects. Suspect one is described as a black male, tall and slim. He reportedly has a tattoo on his face. The suspect was last seen wearing a black t-shirt. The second suspect is described as a black male. They were last seen driving a red Toyota with Maryland tags.”

Fox5DC: Man shot near educational facilities in northwest DC “Police are investigating a shooting that happened near several educational facilities in the District. Officers say the shooting happened around 12:20 a.m. Monday in the 2300 block of 11 Street in the northwest. FOX 5’s Melanie Alnwick was on the scene while investigators taped off areas of the crime scene. The shooting scene is near several residential buildings and is close to the Duke Ellington School of the Arts and the Cardozo Education Campus. Authorities say an adult male victim was shot at the location and was hospitalized in critical condition. At this time, investigators have no suspects or motives in the shooting.”

Washington Post: Security guard fatally shot in SE after bullet passes through his car’s window “Evan Williams, a security guard, was driving back to work from his dinner break when at least six gunshots rang out at Third and Atlantic streets in Southeast Washington. One man who D.C. police think was the intended target was wounded in the Thursday night shooting. But authorities said another bullet passed through the passenger-side window of Williams’s car, barely missing a female passenger, and struck the security guard.”

WUSA9: Md. man, 35 shot and killed in SE, DC “A 35-year-old Maryland man is dead after a shooting in Southeast, D.C. late Thursday night, Metropolitan police said. The shooting happened around 11:44 p.m. in the 600 block of Mellon Street in Southeast, D.C., according to authorities. When crews got to the scene they found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Darnell Peoples, 35, of District Heights was identified as the victim.”

Washington Post: Maryland man arrested in transgender woman’s killing in D.C. “A Maryland man was arrested Thursday in the July killing of a transgender woman in Northeast Washington, police said. On July 4, 22-year-old Deeniqua Dodds, born Gregory Dodds, was shot in the 200 block of Division Avenue NE. She died July 13. Dodds’s killing drew attention as some wondered whether she was targeted because of her gender and whether the slaying was a hate crime. Police announced that they arrested Shareem Hall, 22, of District Heights, Md., in Dodds’s killing. He was charged with first-degree felony murder, police said.”

WUSA9: Man injured in SE, DC stabbing “A man has minor injuries after an overnight stabbing in Southeast, D.C., police said. The stabbing happened around 2:45 a.m. Tuesday in the 600 block of Pennsylvania Ave, according to D.C. police. Police said there is currently no lookout for a suspect at this time. The victim has minor injuries.”

Washington Post: A 15-year-old is accused of fatally shooting a teen in D.C “A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in the death of another teenager in Southeast Washington earlier this month. At about 2:15 p.m. Sept. 1 at 16th Street SE, near Good Hope Road and Minnesota Avenue, police found two males with gunshot wounds. Seventeen-year-old Kevin Anthony Jackson II died shortly after arriving at a nearby hospital. The other victim, identified by police as a driver for a pizza shop who was making a delivery, remains in critical but stable condition.”

Washington Post: Girl, 16, found guilty of second-degree murder in fatal stabbing of 18-year-old “A 16-year-old D.C. girl was found guilty of second-degree murder Monday in a March fatal stabbing during a fight at a Southeast Washington bus stop. After a trial that lasted more than a week, D.C. Superior Court Judge Kimberley Knowles said she rejected the teen’s assertion that she was acting in ­self-defense. The youth stabbed an older teen, 18-year-old Amanjanea Whitley.”

NBC Washington: Police investigating series of assaults in Georgetown area “Police are investigating a series of assaults in the Georgetown area of Washington, D.C. Four assaults were reported between Aug. 3 and Sept. 12, police said. The most recent assault happened Monday in the 1300 block of 35th Street NW at about 10:40 p.m. According to police, the suspect approached the victim from behind and groped her while exposing himself. The man the exposed himself to another victim as he ran from the scene. Similar attacks have been reported in other parts of the popular neighborhood.”

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Washington Post: At D.C.’s Anacostia High School, police department builds a foundation “Sequan Cannon is pretty sure he eventually wants to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps and join the District’s Metropolitan Police Department. That’s one of the reasons the 16-year-old Anacostia High School sophomore has enrolled in the school’s Public Safety Academy, the school system’s only program to offer courses in law enforcement and criminal justice in coordination with the police department and its cadet training operation.”

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Washington Post: D.C. man killed when car crashes into light pole in the District “A District man died after his car crashed into a light pole early Sunday, D.C. Police said. Marquette Washington, 22, of Southeast, was driving a Nissan Maxima at a “high rate of speed” in the 1300 block of Southern Avenue when the car crossed over both lanes of traffic and crashed into a light pole, police said in a statement. Officers attempted to resuscitate Washington, but they were unsuccessful, police said. Washington was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.”

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Posted September 16 2016 at 11:46 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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