CRIME UPDATE FROM THE DC POLICE UNION

DC Crime Summary – November 27th - December 2nd, 2016

There were six homicides and several other violent crimes late last week and this week in the District. • Marquette Tyler, 26, of Southeast, was found lying on a sidewalk unconscious and suffering from multiple gunshot wounds late Tuesday near the Fairlawn neighborhood. Tyler was pronounced dead at an area hospital. • Breyona McMillian, 16, was fatally shot on Friday morning near the Capitol Hill neighborhood. McMillian, who was visiting family for Thanksgiving, was the unintended target of gunfire when a large group gathered outside of the Potomac Gardens housing complex. The shots are believed to have been fired from a car that sped into a courtyard or driveway at the complex. • A man was killed in a shooting near Barry Farm on Sunday evening. The victim had yet to be identified Sunday night. No suspect information is available. • Babajide Pittman, 31, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder for the shooting death of Anthony Young, 27, of Southeast. Young was shot about 1:45 p.m. Sunday near the Navy Yard neighborhood. • Marquette Tibbs, 24, of Southeast, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder while armed for the fatal shooting of Orlando Donald Silver III, 37, near Anacostia on Sunday. • Marcus Barnes, 24, of Temple Hills, was fatally shot near the Washington Highlands neighborhood late Wednesday night. The victim was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. No suspect information is available.

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WUSA9: Deadly holiday weekend in D.C. “Mayor Muriel Bowser held a press conference Sunday evening with D.C. Police after a dangerous weekend in the District. Interim Police Chief Peter Newsham asked for the public’s assistance in identifying and apprehending suspects involved in recent shootings. A 16-year-old girl was shot and killed during a drive-by shooting that occurred in the 1200 block of I Street in Southeast on the day after Thanksgiving. Friends and family of the girl, Breyona McMillian, gathered Sunday evening at a vigil.”

Washington Post: City officials decry rash of violence, seek help finding killer of 16-year-old girl “D.C. officials pleaded for public help Sunday evening in finding the person who fatally shot ­16-year-old Breyona McMillian, a student who was visiting family for Thanksgiving when she was gunned down Friday. Police say McMillian was the unintended target of gunfire when a large group gathered in the 1200 block of I Street SE, near Capitol Hill, on Friday morning…The other two shootings, which were not believed to be related, occurred Sunday afternoon. Just before 1 p.m., Anthony Young, 27, was fatally shot and a woman was wounded in the 600 block of L Street SE, in the Navy Yard neighborhood. Police said Young and the assailant knew each other.”

Washington Post: D.C. police investigate two shootings blocks and hours apart in Southeast “A man was killed by gunfire Tuesday night in Southeast Washington, and another man was shot and wounded hours later and two blocks away, according to D.C. police. Authorities said they do not believe the two shootings in the Shipley Terrace neighborhood, near Suitland Parkway and Alabama Avenue, are related. The first shooting occurred about 8:40 p.m. in the 3300 block of 22nd Street SE. A police report says a man was found lying on a sidewalk unconscious and suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Police said the man was pronounced dead at an area hospital. He was identified as Marquette Tyler, 26, of Southeast. About 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday, police said a man was shot and wounded in the 3300 block of 23rd Street SE., about a five-minute walk from the earlier shooting.”

Washington Post: D.C. police arrest suspects in two fatal shootings on Sunday “District police have arrested suspects in two fatal shootings that occurred hours apart on Sunday afternoon in the Navy Yard neighborhood and near Anacostia in Southeast. In the first shooting, police said they charged Babajide Pittman, 31, with second-degree murder while armed and assault with a dangerous weapon. The victim, Anthony Young, 27, of Southeast, was shot about 1:45 p.m. during what police described a dispute between two people who knew each other. It occurred in the 600 block of L Street SE, on the street that runs by the Marine Barracks. No further information was divulged. Shortly after 4 p.m., police said Orlando Donald Silver III, 37, of the District, was shot and killed in the 1300 block of Howard Road SE. Police said they charged Marquette Tibbs, 24, of Southeast, with second-degree murder while armed.”

WUSA9: Community raises questions after DC teen’s death “On Monday night, police said they are close to an arrest in the murder of 16-year-old Breyona Mcmillian. Police said the teenager was not the intended target of a drive by shooting the day after Thanksgiving just outside the Potomac Gardens housing complex on I Street, SE. ANC commissioner Daniel Chao is no longer playing nice because his attempts to work up the political ladder and politely address the crime issues in the Capitol Hill neighborhood have gotten them nowhere.”

WUSA9: Man killed in NE double shooting “A man is dead and another victim is recovering after a double shooting in Northeast, D.C. Thursday night. According to Metropolitan Police, the shooting happened in the 1800 block of Capitol Ave NE around 7:36 p.m. One man was found unconscious and unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the back. He was transported to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Another man suffering from a gunshot wound to the left hip was conscious when he was taken to a local hospital. No further details have been released at this time.”

Washington Post: Shooting leaves one dead in Southwest Washington “A shooting in Southwest Washington on Wednesday night left a Prince George’s County man dead, according to police. Officers responded at about 11 p.m. to a call in the 100 block of Irvington Street SW, where they found a male victim with multiple gunshot wounds, according to D.C. police. The victim — identified as Marcus Barnes, 24 — was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. The victim lived in Temple Hills, Md., police said.”

Public Safety

Washington Post: Vehicle strikes store in NW Washington; two taken to hospital “A car crashed into a store in Northwest Washington on Monday evening, causing two injuries and touching off what was believed to be a gas leak, according to the DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services department. The two injured persons were taken to a hospital after the incident, which occurred around 5 p.m. in the 5200 block of Georgia Avenue NW. The store is in the 16th Street Heights area, and is between Hamilton and Ingraham Streets.

Washington Post: Wind causes roof damage and evacuation of District apartment building “High winds sheared rubber sheeting from the roof a Northwest Washington apartment building Wednesday evening, forcing 10 people from their homes, D.C. Fire and EMS officials said. Firefighters responded to the 400 block of Cedar Street, in the Takoma area, where an estimated 100 x 100 foot section of protective sheeting was ripped from an 12-unit building about 6:40 p.m., said Vito Maggiolo, a fire department spokesman. No injuries were reported, even though debris had been blown across Cedar Street into a gas station parking lot.”If you know anyone who has information regarding suspects, please call DC police.

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Posted December 02 2016 at 11:30 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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