CRIME UPDATE FROM THE DC POLICE UNION

DC Crime Summary – December 10th - December 16th, 2016

There was one homicide and several other violent crimes in the District this week. • Grant Copeland Dosunmu, 21, of Northwest, was found shot to death Sunday night in a silver Jaguar in the Hawthorne neighborhood. The victim had been shot in the upper back and was pronounced dead at the scene. It is not clear where the shooting occurred. • A man was shot Monday morning in the Eckington neighborhood and then ran into the Harmony Public Charter school nearby. The condition of the man and the status of the suspect are not known at this time. • A man was shot in the arm early Monday during a dispute between a driver and a pedestrian in the Franklin Square area. A police report says the victim was standing near a parked car when another vehicle sped by and clipped him with a mirror. The man told police he turned to confront the driver, and was shot once in the right arm. • Saeve Evans, 30, was charged Saturday with second-degree murder while armed for the shooting death of Breyona McMillian, 16, in the Potomac Gardens apartment complex last month. According to an arrest affidavit filed in court Monday, Evans apparently was aiming at a black Nissan that had sped into a courtyard. • A man was shot in the wrist Wednesday evening in the NOMA neighborhood during a robbery. A bystander told police that the suspects later sped away in a black Nissan Altima with Virginia license plates. • Carmelita Henderson, 49, of Northeast was charged with first-degree murder while armed in the shooting death of Levi Kinte Davis, 38, of Baltimore, in September 2015. The shooting took place near the Benning neighborhood. • Bikila Kejella, 18,of Northwest was arrested and charged with first-degree murder while armed in connection with the fatal shooting of Eric Garrett, 23, in September.

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Washington Post: Man found fatally shot in silver Jaguar in Northwest Washington neighborhood “A man found shot to death Sunday night in a secluded Northwest Washington neighborhood was in a silver Jaguar in front of a ranch-style house on the western edge of Rock Creek Park, according to a D.C. police report. He had been shot in the upper back and was pronounced dead at the scene, in the 6900 block of 32nd Street NW, police said. Police identified him as Grant Copeland Dosunmu, 21, of Northwest. District housing records show that he lived two streets away. The shooting was reported about 9:15 p.m. when a man returning to his home on 32nd Street noticed the parked Jaguar with the driver’s side window shattered and called police.”

Fox5DC: Man dead after shooting in northwest DC “A man is dead after a shooting in a quiet northwest D.C. neighborhood. The shooting happened in the 6900 block of 32nd Street around 9:15 p.m. Sunday. Police have identified the victim as 21-year-old Grant Dosunmu of northwest D.C. Officers were still investigating early Monday morning. No suspect information or motives have been released by police.”

Washington Post: Man shot during traffic dispute in downtown Washington “A man was shot in the arm early Monday during a dispute between a driver and a pedestrian in the Franklin Square area of downtown Washington, according to D.C. police. The shooting occurred about 2:20 a.m. in the 1100 block of 13th Street NW, between L Street and Massachusetts Avenue in Northwest. A police report says the victim was standing near a parked car when another vehicle sped by and clipped him with a mirror. The man told police he turned to confront the driver, and was shot once in the right arm. Police said the gunman may have been in a group of people in two cars. Authorities were looking for an Audi and a dark Dodge Challenger, both with Maryland license plates.”

WUSA9: Two men shot in Southeast D.C. “Two men were shot in Southeast D.C. Saturday evening, Metropolitan Police said. It happened at the intersection of Suitland and Alabama Avenues around 7 p.m. One victim was shot in the leg and the other was shot in the face. Both were conscious and breathing and were taken to an area hospital. There is no lookout information at this time, police said.”

Washington Post: Alleged shooter of 16-year-old may have fired ‘out of paranoia,’ witness tells police “The man charged with killing a 16-year-old girl in the Potomac Gardens apartment complex last month apparently was aiming at a black Nissan that had sped into a courtyard, according to an arrest affidavit filed in court Monday. But the new details revealed in the killing of Breyona McMillian on Nov. 25, the day after Thanksgiving, do not say why the suspect allegedly opened fire at least 15 times about 11:40 a.m. in a parking lot inside the complex in the 1200 block of I Street SE, near the Navy Yard and Capitol Hill. One witness told police, according to the affidavit, that the alleged shooter ‘was high and started shooting out of paranoia.’”

Washington Post: Man wounded in shooting as he helps drop off child at D.C. elementary school “A man who had just helped drop a child off at an elementary school was shot outside the building in Northeast Washington on Monday morning and then ran inside the school for help, according to D.C. police. Authorities said Monday afternoon that they had obtained a warrant for a suspect but had not yet made an arrest. The shooting — described by police as resulting from a domestic dispute — occurred about 9:45 a.m. outside Harmony D.C. Public Charter School — School for Excellence, in the 100 block of T Street NE, in Eckington.”

Washington Post: Woman arrested in 2015 fatal shooting in Northeast Washington “D.C. police on Wednesday arrested a 49-year-old woman and charged her with fatally shooting a man in Northeast Washington in September of last year. Carmelita Henderson of Northeast was charged with first-degree murder while armed. Police said members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested her on a warrant. Henderson could make an initial appearance in D.C. Superior Court on Thursday. The victim has been identified as Levi Kinte Davis, 38, of Baltimore.”

Washington Post: Man shot during robbery attempt inside apartment building, police say “A man shot inside an apartment building Wednesday evening in downtown Washington was attacked during a robbery, according to a D.C. police report. The shooting occurred about 6:15 p.m. at the Mass Court building in the 300 block of Massachusetts Avenue NW. It is located about four blocks from Union Station. A police report says that the victim encountered two men outside an apartment on the 14th floor. One of the men said, ‘Give me your wallet and keys,’ according to the report.”

Washington Post: 18-year-old arrested in fatal D.C. shooting “An 18-year-old D.C. man was arrested Thursday in connection with a fatal September shooting in Northwest Washington, police said. On Sept. 12 at around 12:25 a.m., officers responded to the 2300 block of 11th Street Northwest for the report of a shooting, D.C. police said in a statement. They found 23-year-old Eric Garrett of Northwest Washington suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, the statement said, and Garrett died of his wounds at a hospital on Sept. 18.”

Washington Post: Suspect pleads not guilty on all charges in Comet Ping Pong pizza case “A North Carolina man accused of commandeering a Washington pizza restaurant with an assault-style rifle on Dec. 4 pleaded not guilty to all charges Friday in a brief federal court appearance. Edgar Maddison Welch, 28, of Salisbury, N.C., is charged with a federal count of interstate transportation of a firearm and ammunition and also is indicted on two D.C. offenses: assault with a dangerous weapon and possessing a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence. The federal firearms and District assault charges each carry a statutory maximum of 10 years in prison, and the D.C. firearms count carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison.”

Public Safety

WUSA9: Metro rail cars separate on Red Line while passengers on board “Two rail cars separated Monday on Metro’s Red Line, officials said. The incident happened near the Twinbrook platform. Metro officials said that all passengers offloaded and are okay. They said the train was then taken to the yard.”

WUSA9: New Metro trains not passing agency’s targets “Stalled cars are the latest speedbump for Metro’s new trains. On Monday, a 7000 series train decoupled. It left cars behind on the tracks and forced passengers to be evacuate near the Twinbrook Station in Montgomery County. Metro hopes it was a one-time event, but it has rattled Red line riders like Kree Reese. ‘The first thing that goes through my head is utter fear. Being a Metro rider a lot of the trains are underground,’ Reese said. The 7000 series trains are a backbone of Metro’s campaign to restore rider trust. The agency wants to use them to phase out the older trains. Since last April, it’s gotten 20 new cars a month.”

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Posted December 16 2016 at 11:55 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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