CRIME UPDATE FROM THE DC POLICE UNION

DC Crime Summary – September 16th - September 23rd, 2016

There were four homicides and several other violent crimes this week in the District. • Scorpio-Rodney Alonzo Phillips, 31, and Zoruan Otto Harris, 18, of Southeast, were shot and killed on Saturday at a community event in the Barry Farm neighborhood. Seven other people were injured in that shooting. No suspect information is available at this time. • Dorian Woodson, 28, of Northeast, was fatally shot on Saturday night near the Deanwood neighborhood. No suspect information is available at this time. • Eric Garrett, 23, of Northwest, died in the hospital Sunday after being shot near Le Droit Park and Howard University on Sept. 12. No suspect information is available at this time. • On Monday, Jalonte Litte, 26, of Southeast, became the second man arrested in the killing of Deeniqua Dodds in the Capitol View neighborhood on July 4. Last week, police announced the arrest of Shareem Hall, 22, of District Heights, Md. • A man was allegedly carjacked at gunpoint by two black males and one black female near Nationals Park and Navy Yard at about 2AM Wednesday morning. The three suspects left the scene in a 2013 dark gray Subaru Impreza. No arrests have been made. • A man and woman were injured in a shooting near the Lincoln Park neighborhood. Both victims were conscious when they were taken to the hospital. No suspect information is available at this time. • A man was shot early Thursday morning near Le Droit park and Howard University. The man was found conscious and breathing. No suspect information is available. • Sergio Waldo Velaquez-Cardozo, 34, of Falls Church, has been charged with third-degree sexual abuse after he allegedly groped a woman in Georgetown.

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WUSA9: Men killed in Southeast DC shooting identified “Two men who were killed in a shooting in the District Saturday night have been identified. Police say 31-year-old Scorpio-Rodney Alonzo Phillips and 18-year-old Zoruan Otto Harris both of Southeast were killed around 8:23 p.m. in the 2600 block of Birney Place. The seven other people were injured in that shooting Saturday night have also been identified except for the 8-year-old boy. The four men and two woman victims have been identified as Jamal Williams, Tyrone Washington, Antoine Jackson, Rahreem Murray, Sayleesa Garrett and Shantia Dewanna Jackson.”

Washington Post: Annual Southeast D.C. community event disrupted by gunfire; residents ask why police weren’t there “It was a cool, late-summer Saturday evening, and about 150 people had congregated in the Barry Farm neighborhood of Southeast Washington for an annual tradition: Dorsey Day, in honor of a late resident who was known for his community involvement. Around 8:20 p.m., a hail of gunfire brought festivities to an abrupt halt. Attendees scattered, rushing to cars parked along Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue. One wounded victim fled to find help while private cars sped off with others who had been shot; parents sprinted to the scene to check on loved ones.”

WJLA: Man dead after shooting in Northeast D.C. “A man is dead after being shot Saturday night in Northeast D.C., according to police. D.C. Police say the shooting took place in the 5200 block of Just Street NE around 10:41 p.m. Police say they found Doran Woodson, 28, of Northeast D.C. suffering from multiple gun shot wounds when they arrived on the scene. He was later pronounced dead on the scene.”

Washington Post: Man charged with sexual abuse after allegedly groping woman in Georgetown “Police have charged a Virginia man with sexual abuse after he allegedly groped a woman in Georgetown. A woman was walking on a sidewalk in the 3300 block of Prospect Street about 1 a.m. Saturday when police officers saw a man following her, District police said in a statement. The suspect ran off before officers apprehended and arrested him, police said. Police identified the man as Sergio Waldo Velaquez-Cardozo, 34, of Falls Church. Velaquez-Cardozo has been charged with third-degree sexual abuse.”

Washington Post: D.C. man dies of wounds after shooting last week in Northwest Washington “A man who was shot a week ago in Northwest Washington died of his wounds Sunday, police said. On Sept. 12 at about 12:25 a.m., officers responded to the 2300 block of 11th Street NW, near the Cardozo Education Campus, for a reported shooting. They found 23-year-old Eric Garrett of Northwest Washington suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, D.C. police said in a statement. Garrett was transported to a hospital, where he died of his wounds Sunday, the statement said.”

Washington Post: Second man arrested in transgender woman’s killing in D.C. “A second man was arrested Monday in the killing of a transgender woman in Northeast Washington in July, D.C. police said. Deeniqua Dodds, 22, born Gregory Dodds, was shot July 4 in the 200 block of Division Avenue NE. She died July 13. Last week, police announced the arrest of Shareem Hall, 22, of District Heights, Md., in Dodds’s killing, saying Dodds’s slaying was the result of a robbery gone wrong. Now, 26-year-old Jalonte Little of Southeast Washington, a second man wanted in the robbery, has been arrested and charged with first-degree felony murder while armed, D.C. police said in a statement.”

Washington Post: Man shot in Northwest D.C. early Thursday morning “A man was shot early Thursday morning near 11th St. and Florida Ave. in Northwest, not far from Howard University in the District, police said. The man was found by officers in the 2300 block of 11th Street about 12:35 a.m. He was conscious and breathing, D.C. police said. Authorities said the man tried to run but fell. It was not known whether the crime was a robbery or whether the victim knew his attacker.”

WUSA9: Man injured in Chinatown stabbing “A man was transported to the hospital after a stabbing in Chinatown Thursday afternoon, Metropolitan police said. The stabbing happened around noon near the intersection of 7th and H Streets in NW, D.C., according to authorities. WMATA confirms that Gallery Place Metro entrance at 7th and H Streets is currently shutdown for the investigation. Police said a man was transported from the scene conscious and breathing.”

WUSA9: Carjacking reported in SE, DC “Police are investigating a carjacking that happened in Southeast, D.C. early Wednesday morning. Metropolitan police said the carjacking happened in the 1400 block of Potomac Ave. in Southeast, D.C. around 2 a.m. when a man was loading his car. He was allegedly carjacked at gunpoint by two black males and one black female who all had dark clothing on. The suspects then took off in a 2013 dark gray Subaru Impreza.”

NBC Washington: Man, woman injured in shooting in NE DC “A man and woman were injured in a shooting in northeast Washington Tuesday night. Officers were called to the 1500 block of Maryland Avenue at about 10 p.m. for a report of a shooting. When they arrived, they found the victims suffering from gunshot wounds. Both victims were conscious when they were taken to the hospital. No arrests have been made.”

NBC Washington: 3 Howard University students robbed at gunpoint “Four men robbed three Howard University students at gunpoint just outside the campus, school officials said Thursday. The students were on the corner of Georgia Avenue and Fairmont Street NW at 9:50 p.m. Thursday when they were approached by four men. Police say the men robbed the students of two wallets, two iPhones and a watch. The suspects then ran from the scene. No injuries were reported.”

Police Update

Washington Post: Two D.C. police officers hospitalized after being struck by car on I-295 “Two D.C. police officers were hospitalized in serious condition after being hit by a vehicle Monday while helping the driver of another car in Southeast Washington, authorities said. The officers, who were attending to the motorist on a ramp near Interstates 295 and 695, were flown to Medstar Washington Hospital Center, Mayor Muriel E. Bowser tweeted at about 1:45 p.m. At a press conference Monday afternoon at Medstar Washington Hospital Center, interim D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham said the officers, the driver they tried to help and the driver of the vehicle that hit them all were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.”

WTOP: DC School safety academy to feed police ranks “D.C. leaders are taking two concerns and combining them to potentially solve a problem. As Mayor Muriel Bowser and D.C. police make moves to try to retain sergeants and detectives, D.C. schools is kicking off a program to give students interested in law enforcement a head start. Sequan Cannon, 16, comes from a law enforcement family, so when the Anacostia High School sophomore learned he can take criminal justice courses as part of his school’s new Public Safety Academy, he and 60 other students jumped on board.”

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Posted September 23 2016 at 10:41 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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