DC Crime Summary – April 28th - May 4th, 2017

DC Crime Summary – April 28th - May 4th, 2017

There were two homicides and several violent crimes reported in the District this week • A man was shot and killed early Friday morning near the Benning Road Metro station. No suspect information is available at this time, and DC Police are actively investigating the incident. • Michael Derricote, 37, was shot and killed on Friday night, April 28th, in the Douglass neighborhood. Another man was also injured in the shooting, and authorities are actively investigating the incident. • A man was severely beaten and stabbed outside of the Potomac Avenue Metro Station Tuesday afternoon. One juvenile was arrested and charged in connection with the incident, while authorities are still searching for two more juveniles who fled the scene. • A woman was set on fire inside of a hotel in the NoMa neighborhood. According to DC Police, the victim knew the male suspect. and authorities are actively investigating the incident. • Linda Washington, 53, was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Tuesday after she attacked her ex-boyfriend last summer. Authorities said the suspect attacked the victim with a butcher knife and threw sulfuric acid on him.

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Washington Post: Deadly shooting in Southeast Washington causes road closures “A man was shot and killed along Benning Road in Southeast Washington, police said, and some roads in the area are blocked. Few details were immediately available early Friday. Police said the man was unconscious but breathing when they arrived. He later died at the hospital.”

Washington Post: Man, 37, dies days after being shot in Southeast D.C. “A 37-year-old man shot last week in Southeast Washington died from the injuries Sunday. D.C. Police said Michael Derricote of Upper Marlboro, Md., was shot just after 8 p.m. Friday in the 3500 block of Stanton Road SE.”

WJLA: Young man stabbed, beaten, left for dead by ‘pack of teens’ at Potomac Ave. Metro stop “A man is recovering from a severe beating and stabbing just outside the Potomac Avenue Metro Station in Southeast DC. It happened Tuesday just before 4 p.m. Investigators say a group of teens attacked the man, knocking him to the ground and kicking him repeatedly.”

WUSA9: 2 men, 1 woman stabbed in NE DC “Two men and one woman were stabbed Thursday in Northeast, D.C., according to DC Police. The stabbing happened around 5:30 p.m. in the 4400 block of Dix Street NE.”

Washington Post: Woman set on fire at hotel in Northeast Washington “A woman was set on fire by a man she knew at a hotel in Northeast Washington, police said. The incident happened Wednesday around 8:30 p.m. at a Motel 6 on Fourth Street near New York Avenue NE. When authorities arrived, they found a woman who had been set on fire.”

Washington Post: Woman sentenced to 12 years for attacking ex with knife and sulfuric acid “A D.C. woman was sentenced to 12 years in prison Tuesday in connection with two attacks against her ex-boyfriend last summer. Authorities said one of the attacks involved a knife and the other involved sulfuric acid.”

Washington Post: At least 30 bullets are fired into residential community on Capitol Hill “As many as three gunmen on Monday evening fired at least 30 bullets into a residential community that abuts Pennsylvania Avenue on Capitol Hill, according to D.C. police. No one was struck, but the volley of shots frightened residents, some of whom were out with children.”

NBC Washington: Racial Message Targeting Black Sorority Found Hanging on American University Campus “Bananas were found hanging from strings in the shape of nooses in three places on American University’s campus Monday. The bananas were marked with the letters “AKA,” the abbreviation for Alpha Kappa Alpha, a historically black college sorority, according to a statement released by the Washington, D.C., school.”

NBC Washington: Man, Vehicle Sought in Kidnapping, Attempted Sex Assault in SE DC “Police are looking for a man who allegedly attempted to sexually assault a woman Thursday afternoon in southeast Washington. Investigators said the victim was walking in the 1000 block of Mississippi Avenue, Southeast, when a man forced her into a vehicle and drove her to Fort Dupont Park shortly before 5 p.m. Thursday.”

Police Update

Washington Post: D.C. Council confirms Peter Newsham as city’s new police chief “The D.C. Council on Tuesday confirmed Peter Newsham as police chief, voting 12 to 1 to make the veteran the 30th leader of the District’s crime-fighting force since the department was formed at the start of the Civil War.”

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Posted May 05 2017 at 3:17 PM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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