DC Crime Summary – October 31st - November 4th, 2016
There were two homicides and several other violent crimes this week in the District. • Kevin L. Jenkins, 27, was fatally shot in a drive-by shooting at around 5:10 p.m. Monday in Congress Heights. Police are searching for a small four-door silver car that may have been a Honda Civic or Nissan Sentra. • Joshua Wayne Munson, 22, was found fatally shot Wednesday night in an alley in the Anacostia neighborhood. Police said the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity was not immediately made public and no suspect information is available at this time. • A man was found shot in the face Monday night near Grant Park. A police report says that 17 gunshots were reported in the area. The victim was taken to an area hospital. • Two people were shot and wounded early Tuesday near Howard University. Police said the shootings occurred about 2:45 a.m. near the Pleasant Plains neighborhood a block from the university’s Greene Memorial Stadium. Police described the victims as two adult males who suffered what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries. No suspect information is available. • Four violent street robberies were reported Monday night in the West End, Georgetown, and the Woodley Park areas. Victims described four separate attacks and robberies involving groups of eight to 12 boys and girls. All the cases may be related, police said.
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Washington Post: 1 killed, 3 injured in shootings across District “A series of shootings in the District stretching into early Tuesday left three people injured and one dead, according to D.C. police. The shootings occurred in Southeast, Northeast and Northwest Washington. The fatal shooting occurred about 5:10 p.m. Monday in a parking lot in back of an apartment building in Congress Heights. Police said they found the male victim in the 1600 block of Savannah Street SE and he was pronounced at Prince George’s County Hospital Center in Maryland. About 9:45 p.m., police said a man was found shot in the face in the 300 block of 53rd Street NE, near Grant Park. A police report says that 17 gunshots were reported in the area.”
WJLA: Police: Man dead after drive-by shooting in Southeast D.C. “Just as children all over one D.C. neighborhood were heading out to trick or treat, police say a man was shot and killed in a drive-by. It happened around 5:15 p.m. Monday in the 1600 block of Savannah Street SE in the Villages of Parklands apartments. ANC Commissioner Paul Trantham tells ABC7 the victim was a 27-year-old man who had parked his black four-door Mercedes in a nearby Giant Parking lot. Police say they found the victim lying in a parking lot of the apartment complex about a half block away. Monday night police said they were searching for a small four-door silver car that may have been a Honda Civic or Nissan Sentra.”
Washington Post: 8 youths beat, rob man in front of D.C. hotel “A group of eight juveniles, some wearing masks, beat a man and stole his cellphone Monday night in front of a hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue in the District’s West End neighborhood. The attack occurred about 7:25 p.m. in the 2400 block of Pennsylvania Avenue NW, near the Melrose Georgetown Hotel at Washington Circle. Police said the victim was walking west on Pennsylvania Avenue talking on his phone when he was punched by a young male and knocked to the ground. A police report says he was kicked and punched by his assailants — four male and four female juveniles. He told police all the males were wearing masks.”
Washington Post: Two men found guilty for 2009 shooting in D.C. that left 15-year-old dead “Two D.C. men were found guilty of murder Thursday for a 2009 shooting that left a 15-year-old and an 18-year-old dead, prosecutors said. In 2009, Sequarn Tibbs, 25, and Earl Jackson, 23, were part of a group, known as “Young Savage” in Southeast, the U.S. attorney’s office for the District of Columbia said in a statement. On Oct. 13 of that year, they were part of a group that started a gun battle with people from another neighborhood that they thought robbed Jackson’s mother’s home, the statement said. Daquan Tibbs, 18, of Southeast and Davonta Artis, 15, of Northeast — a bystander — were killed in the shooting in the 300 block of 53rd Street NE, and three others were wounded, according to the statement.”
WUSA9: Police in DC seek robbers dressed as turtle, skeleton “Police in Washington say they’re looking for two people who donned apparent Halloween costumes and used ‘force and violence’ during a robbery. Media outlets report that it happened Sunday night in the 300 block of U Street northwest, near a Howard University dorm. Police say a person was robbed by a man dressed in a green and yellow turtle costume, a second man dressed as a skeleton and a woman in her 20s, who was apparently not in costume. Police categorized it as a robbery by force or violence, meaning that property was taken from a victim who may have been pushed or struck.”
Washington Post: Two men shot, wounded in Southeast Washington “Two men were shot and wounded Tuesday night in Southeast Washington, D.C. police said. The shooting occurred about 6:15 p.m. in the 1300 block of Congress Street SE. It was reported that rifle cartridges were found at the scene, and police said they were looking into that report as part of their investigation. The site of the shooting is about a half mile from the scene of a fatal shooting Monday night on Savannah Street.”
Washington Post: D.C. woman indicted in alleged killing, dismembering of newborn son “Federal prosecutors indicted a District woman Tuesday in the 2013 strangling, drowning and dismembering of her newborn son. If convicted, Lillian Alvarado, 24, faces life in prison without parole in the multiple counts, including first-degree murder and cruelty to children, in the Nov. 28, 2013, death of the infant. According to prosecutors, on Thanksgiving Day, Alvarado gave birth in the bathtub of her family’s apartment in the 6000 block of 14th Street NW. Alvarado never told her family she was pregnant.”
WTOP: Halloween robberies, assaults may be related “D.C. police are questioning people after a series of violent robberies Halloween night in Northwest. Police said one of the incidents is being investigated as a possible hate crime. The people being questioned were not under arrest, police said. Victims described four separate attacks and robberies involving groups of eight to 12 boys and girls. The attacks were in Georgetown and Woodley Park between 7:30 p.m. and sometime after 10:30 p.m. All the cases may be related, police said.”
Washington Post: Additional DNA evidence links suspect to D.C. quadruple slaying, prosecutors say “D.C. prosecutors said additional DNA evidence has been found linking a Maryland man to the slayings of three family members and their housekeeper last year and expressed frustration that the case is unlikely to go to trial before mid-2018. During a brief hearing Friday in D.C. Superior Court, prosecutors said they found evidence on five objects that connects Daron Wint, 34, to the killings of businessman Savvas Savopoulos, 46; his wife, Amy, 47; their son, Philip, 10; and their housekeeper, Veralicia Figueroa, 57. Authorities believe that the victims were attacked in the Savopoulos home in an attempt to extort a $40,000 ransom.”
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Posted November 04 2016 at 10:45 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link