CRIME UPDATE FROM THE DC POLICE UNION

DC Crime Summary – September 24th - September 30th, 2016

There were two homicides and several other violent crimes this week in the District. • Marcellus Thomas, 22, of Northeast, was fatally shot near the Manor Park neighborhood early Sunday morning. No suspect information is available at this time. • Eugene Clarke, 39, of Temple Hills, was fatally shot early Thursday in Near Northeast. No suspect information is available at this time. • A 93-year-old woman is recovering after she and two others were shot in a drive-by shooting Sunday evening near the Lamond Riggs and Manor Park neighborhoods. All are expected to survive. Police believe a dark colored vehicle was involved in the shooting. • A man was left with serious injuries after a stabbing Tuesday morning near the Capitol View neighborhood. No suspect information is available at this time. • A person was physically and sexually assaulted in the Brightwood neighborhood early Monday morning. Police describe the suspect as a Hispanic man, around the age of 37 and with short hair. • A man was seriously injured after being shot in the back in the Langdon neighborhood Wednesday morning. The man’s injuries are non-life threatening. No suspect information is available at this time. • A man was shot and killed early Thursday in Near Northeast. No suspect information is available at this time.

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Washington Post: Man is killed, three people wounded in two shootings in Northeast Washington “Two separate shootings Sunday in a small corner of Northeast Washington left one person dead and three others wounded, including a 93-year-old woman, police said. The fatality came about 2:45 a.m. in the 400 block of Riggs Road NE. Police identified the victim as Marcellus Thomas, 22, of Northeast. About 7:30 p.m., a man and two women who were on a street two or three blocks away were hit by gunshots fired from an automobile, police said.”

Washington Post: Man stabbed outside U Street pizza joint after confrontation with ‘jumbo slice’ line-jumper “20-year-old man who cut ahead of other customers in a “jumbo slice” pizza line early Sunday stabbed a man who confronted him, D.C. police said, before being knocked unconscious himself. Police said the argument began just before 4 a.m. when the suspect, Jose Nelson Melendez Rodriguez, skipped ahead in line at Jumbo Pizza, 1344 U St. NW, in an incident first reported by Borderstan. When a man took issue with the line-jumping, Rodriguez suggested taking matters outside—which they did.”

WJLA: Man seriously injured after being stabbed in Southeast D.C. “A man was left with serious injuries after a stabbing Tuesday morning in Southeast D.C. D.C. Police say they responded to a report of a shooting around 2:55 a.m. Officers arrived at the scene at the 5000 block of Bass Place SE and found a man suffering from a stab wound. That man was taken to a local hospital. Police have not released any possible suspect information at this time.”

WUSA9: Man allegedly sexually assaults victim in NW, DC alley “Police are searching for a suspect in connection with a sexual assault that happened in Northwest, D.C. early Monday morning. Metropolitan police said the assault happened in the 5800 block of Colorado Avenue in Northwest, D.C. around 2:30 a.m. The victim was physically and sexually assaulted in the back of an alley by the suspect. Police describe the suspect as a Hispanic man, around the age of 37 and with short hair. He is described to be tall, has a long nose and a thin face.”

WJLA: Man shot in the back in Northeast D.C. “A man was seriously injured after being shot in the back in Northeast D.C. Wednesday morning. The man’s injuries are non-life threatening, according to police. D.C. Police say they were dispatched to the scene in the 2300 block of Bladensburg Road NE around 2:15 a.m. Officers found the man conscious and breathing and had him taken to a local hospital. Police have not released any information on a possible suspect at this time. Bladensburg Road was shut down for the investigation but has since been reopened.”

Washington Post: Man offers young girl gum, grabs and assaults her in Columbia Heights store, police say “A man was arrested and charged after he followed a 7-year-old girl into a Northwest Washington store, offered her a piece of gum and then assaulted her, police said. The assault happened Sunday afternoon at the DC USA shopping complex on 14th Street in Columbia Heights. Police said Adrian Rendon, 46, of Northwest Washington was charged with second-degree child sex abuse. Rendon allegedly followed the girl around the store for 10 minutes.”

Washington Post: Man shot and killed in Northeast Washington “The incident happened at 4:31 a.m. in the 900 block of 10th Street NE. The man’s name was not released, pending the notification of relatives. Few details were available. Police in the District said they received a call about a shooting and found a man suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead.”

WUSA9: Suspects allegedly kidnap woman from DC bus stop, rob her at home “Police are searching for two suspects who allegedly kidnapped a woman from a D.C. bus stop and then drove her home and robbed her. The kidnapping happened Tuesday afternoon in the Petworth neighborhood at the corner of New Hampshire Avenue NW and Georgia Avenue NW, according to Metro Transit Police. Authorities said the woman was approached by two men she didn’t know. The men told the woman to come with them and threatened to harm her if she did not comply.”

Police Update

NBC Washington: VIDEO: DC Officers credited with saving woman’s life “Three officers with the Harbor Patrol Unit of D.C.‘s police department are being called heroes after saving a woman Tuesday. They say she was in the Potomac River when they first spotted her. News4’s Mark Segraves reports.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: D.C. to lift stun-gun ban after constitutional challenge by gun rights advocates “The District government will not seek to enforce the city’s stun-gun ban against three residents who challenged the law, and court records show city lawmakers are preparing legislation to lift the long-standing prohibition. In a two-page order filed late Monday, the District agreed not to enforce a blanket city prohibition against importing, purchasing, possessing or using Taser-style weapons “for lawful self-defense in their residences.” The suspension affects only three plaintiffs — a conservative blogger, a nurse and an armed-robbery victim — and will halt litigation for 90 days.”

Public Safety

Washington Post: Maryland man dies after crashing vehicle into wall in Southeast D.C. “A man from Maryland is dead after crashing his vehicle into a wall in Southeast Washington early Tuesday, police said. At about 1:50 a.m., the driver of a vehicle in the 4200 block of Alabama Avenue SE mounted the curb at the corner of Beck Street, striking a pole and a wall, D.C. police said in a statement. Police responded to the scene and found 41-year-old Harry Perkins of Hyattsville unresponsive behind the wheel, the statement said. Perkins was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the statement.”

WJLA: Heavy rain, flash floods closing roads, impacting commutes around D.C. area “Heavy rainfall and flash floods have closed roads impacting commutes Thursday morning around the Washington, D.C. area. In Stafford County, Virginia, Route 1 was initially closed but reopened after two feet of high-standing water was detected. Drivers were taking alternative routes along the road for their morning commute which created a major traffic problem.”

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Posted September 30 2016 at 1:07 PM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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