DC Crime Summary - August 25th-31st 2017

DC Crime Summary - August 25th-31st 2017

There was one homicide and several violent crimes this week in the District. A 42-year-old man was fatally shot Wednesday night in Northwest Washington’s Columbia Heights neighborhood, according to D.C. police. The shooting occurred about 9:45 p.m. in the 1400 block of Harvard Street NW, near 14th Street and two blocks south of the Columbia Heights Metro Station. • D.C. police are searching for two suspects involved in an incident where one of them fired a gun at a person on an escalator at the Columbia Heights Metro station. Police say two suspects were chasing the victim in the 1400 block of Irving Street at around 12:15 p.m. Friday. Two juveniles were injured after a shooting in Northeast D.C. on Wednesday afternoon, police say. D.C. police say they received a call about a shooting that occurred in the 3500 block of South Dakota Avenue at around 1:55 p.m. A male victim was found shot in the leg, but was conscious and breathing, according to officials. The second victim showed up at the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries suffering from a gunshot wound. One man died and a second was in “very critical” condition after they were found last night in the Potomac River near Georgetown, authorities said. Witnesses reported seeing two men go into the water and not come to the surface, the D.C. Fire and EMS department said. • Cassidy Karakorn, 38, an executive with the Human Rights Campaign, was killed in a traffic collision Saturday night in the District while operating a motor scooter. Police said her scooter collided in the 1100 block of Florida Avenue NE about 11:15 p.m with an auto that was making a U turn on the avenue.

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NBC Washington: Man fatally shot in Columbia Heights “A 42-year-old man was fatally shot Wednesday night in Northwest Washington’s Columbia Heights neighborhood, according to D.C. police. The shooting occurred about 9:45 p.m. in the 1400 block of Harvard Street NW, near 14th Street and two blocks south of the Columbia Heights Metro Station.”

Fox5DC: Suspect shoots at person on escalator at Columbia Heights Metro station “D.C. police are searching for two suspects involved in an incident where one of them fired a gun at a person on an escalator at the Columbia Heights Metro station. Police say two suspects were chasing the victim in the 1400 block of Irving Street at around 12:15 p.m. Friday.”

Fox5DC: Man wanted for firing at victim on escalator at Columbia Heights Metro station taken into custody “A man wanted for firing a gun at a person on an escalator at the Columbia Heights Metro station in Washington D.C. last week has been taken into custody in Maryland, police say. Montgomery County Police Capt. Paul Starks confirmed that 22-year-old Cesar Morales was apprehended Thursday night. No further details were given.”

Fox5DC: 2 juveniles shot on South Dakota Avenue in Northeast DC “Two juveniles were injured after a shooting in Northeast D.C. on Wednesday afternoon, police say. D.C. police say they received a call about a shooting that occurred in the 3500 block of South Dakota Avenue at around 1:55 p.m. A male victim was found shot in the leg, but was conscious and breathing, according to officials. The second victim showed up at the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries suffering from a gunshot wound.”

Washington Post: One man dies in Potomac River; second “very critical” “One man died and a second was in “very critical” condition after they were found last night in the Potomac River near Georgetown, authorities said. Witnesses reported seeing two men go into the water and not come to the surface, the D.C. Fire and EMS department said.”

Washington Post: Second man found in Potomac River near Georgetown has died “The second of two men who died after going into the Potomac River Sunday night near the Key Bridge in Georgetown was apparently trying to rescue the first man, D.C. police confirmed on Monday.”

Washington Post: Civil rights executive is killed in traffic crash “Cassidy Karakorn, 38, an executive with the Human Rights Campaign, was killed in a traffic collision Saturday night in the District while operating a motor scooter. Police said her scooter collided in the 1100 block of Florida Avenue NE about 11:15 p.m with an auto that was making a U turn on the avenue.”

Washington Post: Children left alone at day care where toddler died in pool, investigation finds “Five children at a D.C. day care where a 23-month-old boy drowned in a backyard pool in June had been left unsupervised while the provider was running errands and the adult she left in charge was indoors, a city investigation has found.”

NBC Washington: Police say Kidnapping Started at DC Bar, Ends Outside Md. Home “Police said a woman met a man in a Washington, D.C., bar, who allegedly kidnapped her before she escaped and hid outside a Prince George’s County, Maryland, home. Toby Madout-Parke, 29, of Lanham, Maryland, was arrested on Aug. 29 and charged with kidnapping in connection with an incident that began in Washington and ended in Maryland.”

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Fox5DC: Anti-immigrant fliers posted in DC neighborhoods “D.C Councilmember Brandon Todd sent a letter to residents in Ward 4 Friday after anti-immigrant fliers were posted in parts of the area. In the letter, Councilmember Todd says someone placed “xenophobic and hostile flyers” in the area, and D.C. police are investigating. In an email, a spokesperson for Todd says the area where the fliers were placed includes the Takoma neighborhood.”

WJLA: DC firefighters extricate trapped person in Rock Creek Parkway crash “Firefighters rescued a person who was seriously injured after being trapped in a car that crashed and went down an embankment in D.C. Tuesday, authorities say. The D.C. Fire Department says the crash happened on Rock Creek Parkway north of Virginia Avenue NW sometime before 8:30 a.m.

NBC Washington: DC Restaurants Fundraising for Hurricane Harvey Victims “Restaurants across Washington, D.C. will donate a portion of their proceeds to organizations that help victims of Hurricane Harvey and the devastating flooding that has followed.”

Washington Post: U.S. service members, gay rights groups ask judge to halt Trump transgender ban “Human rights groups asked a federal judge Thursday to block President Trump’s proposed ban on transgender people serving in the military, producing statements by three former Obama administration U.S. service branch chiefs and a senior Pentagon official that a ban would harm readiness, staffing, recruitment and morale.”

Fox5DC: Bus drivers protest Metro’s response to security concerns, ask for police protection on X2 line “A group of Metrobus drivers are protesting what they say are increasingly unsafe conditions on the job. Bus operators, supervisors and Local 689 union members gathered Friday morning at the Minnesota Avenue NE Metrobus station to express their concerns over several recent attacks on bus drivers, but Metro called the protest an unauthorized labor action.”

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Posted September 01 2017 at 2:52 PM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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