DC Crime Summary – October 15th - October 21st, 2016

There were three homicides and several other violent crimes this week in the District. • Saul Flores, 36, of Northeast, was shot and killed at about 2 a.m. Saturday near the Brightwood Park neighborhood. Another victim, Ever Cruz, 31, of Northwest, died Sunday at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. No suspect information is available. • Kaelia Minor, 17, was fatally stabbed near Sherman Circle in Petworth late Monday after an argument on a Metrobus. Police identified the suspect as Kyla Jones, 18, of Northwest. Jones was charged in a warrant with second-degree murder while armed and had turned herself in. • Daryl Thompson, 27, of Suitland, Md., was arrested and charged with killing Tyler Jerel McEachern, 23, on Aug. 29 in the Buena Vista neighborhood. • Mark Donte James George, 23, is charged with assaulting a police officer and possession of an unlicensed firearm after he brandished a gun and was shot by an undercover police officer late Friday. • A man and woman were stabbed late Tuesday night by a man near the Capitol View neighborhood. Both victims are expect to recover. No other suspect information is available at this time. • Willie Quinones, 26, of Southeast, was charged with armed robbery for robbing a popular all-night diner near the Tenleytown Metro station early Monday. A second man was being sought.

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Washington Post: Two men shot, one fatally, in Northwest D.C., police say “A shooting early Saturday in Northwest killed one man and injured another, District police said. Saul Flores, 36, of Northeast, was shot about 2 a.m. in the 600 block of Kennedy Street NW, police said. Police, responding to a call of shots fired, said Flores was found dead at the scene. Another man, who was not identified, suffered life-threatening injuries.”

Washington Post: Police identify man shot by officer after chase “A man who was shot by an undercover D.C. police officer after authorities said he brandished a gun late Friday has been identified as a 23-year-old man who is now being charged with assaulting a police officer and possession of an unlicensed firearm. The suspect — Mark Donte James George — remained hospitalized Monday morning. He is expected to make an initial appearance in D.C. Superior Court when he is released from care.”

WTOP: DC man pleads guilty to shooting, punching strangers “A D.C. man pleaded guilty to shooting a complete stranger and punching two others in downtown D.C. last month. Around 3:15 a.m. on Sept. 10, 28-year-old D.C. resident Ryan Matthews approached a stranger in the 1300 block of Connecticut Avenue NW and punched him in the stomach, according to evidence gathered by the U.S. Attorney Office. Two of victim’s nearby friends confronted Matthews and asked why he had punched their friend. Matthews then punched one of the men in the neck. When another man engaged with the Matthews, the 28-year-old said ‘I guess you want to fight, too.’ Matthews pulled out a semi-automatic pistol and shot the other man once at close range in the right side of the chest.”

Washington Post: Second man dies after Saturday shooting in Brightwood area, D.C. police say “A man who was wounded in a double shooting early Saturday in Northwest Washington’s Brightwood Park neighborhood has died, the second fatality stemming from the incident, according to D.C. police. Ever Cruz, 31, of Northwest Washington died Sunday at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, where he had been in critical condition, police said. Saul Flores, 36, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 2:15 a.m. shooting in the 600 block of Kennedy Street NW. Police have released few details of the shootings. Authorities said officers responded to calls about gunshots and found both victims suffering from multiple wounds.”

WUSA9: Argument sparks stabbing of woman, man in SE, DC “A man and woman who were walking together late Tuesday night were stabbed by a man in Southeast, D.C., Metropolitan police say. Police responded to the 5000 block of Call Place SE around 11 p.m. where they found a man lying in the street. The investigation shows a man and woman were walking in the area of the 5000 block of D St. when he got into an argument with a male suspect. Authorities said the suspect stabbed the man three times. The woman tried to intervene, however was also stabbed.”

Washington Post: Police arrest suspect in armed robbery of all-night diner in Tenleytown “D.C. police have arrested one of two men who authorities allege robbed a popular all-night diner near the Tenleytown Metro station early Monday, with one urging his armed accomplice to “just shoot” customers and staff. Willie Quinones, 26, of Southeast, was charged with armed robbery. Police said officers arrested him Monday, the same day as the hold-up of Osman & Joe’s Steak ’n Egg Kitchen. Police announced the arrest Tuesday night. A second man was being sought.”

WTOP: District man pleads guilty in deadly shooting linked to pot “A District man has pleaded guilty in a fatal shooting that investigators believe was linked to marijuana in the victim’s apartment. Thirty-five-year-old Joseph Jennings Jr. pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree murder in the death of 37-year-old Matthew Shevlin. Shevlin was gunned down in January outside his condo in the Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood near the Washington Convention Center. Authorities said Shevlin may have been targeted for marijuana after police found several jars containing the drug inside his apartment. Prosecutors say Jennings and two other men conspired to break into Shevlin’s apartment and steal marijuana. Those other suspects were also arrested.”

Washington Post: D.C. Police arrest suspect in two fatal shootings in Southeast, Northwest “D.C. police say they have arrested a suspect in connection with two fatal shootings this summer in Northwest and Southeast Washington. Daryl Thompson, 27, of Suitland, Md., was charged with two counts of first-degree murder while armed. Police said he was arrested in Michigan and extradited to the District, where he was formally charged Tuesday. Interim D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham said at a news conference that with the arrest, “We take a repeat violent offender off the streets.”

Washington Post: At least 50 gunshots fired at apartment complex in Southeast Washington “At least one gunman opened fire on apartments and vehicles at an apartment complex in Southeast Washington, firing at least 50 bullets through windows and shattering car windows late Thursday, according to D.C. police. No one was reported injured, but authorities said shots were fired into three apartments and at least six vehicles. A caller to 911 reported 100 shots; police said they counted about 50 shots fired at the Stanton Glenn complex. Police reported at least two waves of gunfire — one shortly after 8 p.m. and another around 10 p.m. The apartment complex is along the 3000 block of Stanton Road SE near Suitland Parkway and is made up of three-story garden style homes.”

WLJA: D.C. neighborhood on alert after 2 flashers spotted near schools “Broad Branch Road, in the Chevy Chase section of Washington, is a leafy, kid-filled neighborhood. But now parents are voicing concern about a pair of indecent exposure cases, one of them, just across the street from Lafayette Elementary School. The most recent incident was just this past Tuesday, inside Ray Powers’ house, just a stone’s throw from Lafayette Elementary. He says, while the building was empty, the man jimmied open a front window, broke out a section of the blinds, and then waited. A police report says he knocked on a window to get the attention of several youngsters, who were walking home from nearby Blessed Sacrament School.”

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WUSA9: Police, community march together in Southeast D.C. “In Southeast D.C. on Saturday, a group of children caused a stir as they backed-up traffic along Southern Avenue. It was all in an effort to prove that police and their communities can have positive relationships. On Saturday, the elementary school drumline and cheerleaders turned heads as they marched from the Southern Avenue Metro Station to Oxon Run Park. The students shook pom-pom’s and drummed down Southern Avenue with members of the D.C.’s, Metro Transit and Prince George’s County Police Departments.”

WUSA9: Officer hit by car in Northwest DC “A D.C. police officer was struck by a car Tuesday, officials said. The incident happened around 12:30 p.m. between Blair Road and Madison Street in Northwest, DC. The condition of the officer is unknown at this time. Officials said the officer may have been on a Segway. Police said the driver stayed on the scene.The cause of the crash is still under investigation.”

Public Safety

Washington Post: Eight pedestrians died on Washington-area roads in a single month “Eight pedestrians were fatally struck by vehicles in the Washington region in August, part of a growing number of deadly incidents authorities reported nationally. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the number of pedestrians killed jumped 9.5 percent between 2014 and 2015, the highest number since 1996.”

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Posted October 21 2016 at 10:53 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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