DC Crime Summary – February 25th - March 3rd, 2017
There was a homicide and several violent crimes in the District this week • James Mace III, 31, was fatally shot Monday in the Truxton Circle neighborhood. No suspect information is available at this time, and DC Police are actively investigating the incident. • Three men, a woman, and a juvenile male were injured Thursday night in two separate shootings in the Brentwood neighborhood and along Rhode Island Avenue in Northeast. All five victims were transported to a local hospital. • A man is in critical condition after he was shot Wednesday morning in the Congress Heights neighborhood. A weapon was recovered at the scene of the crime, and DC Police are actively investigating the incident. • Christopher L. Graham, 44, was arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a person on Wednesday, February 15 near the NoMa Metro station. • Paolo Aldorasi, who resides in London, was arrested in Seattle on Friday and charged with kidnapping a Georgetown student and drove him to banks and jewelry stores trying to obtain money. • Manuel Garcia Fernandez, a 35-year-old teacher in a public charter school, was charged with second-degree child abuse. The suspect allegedly had sexual contact with two female victims and one male victim.
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Washington Post: Man, 31, fatally shot in Northwest Washington “A 31-year-old man died after being shot late Monday in Northwest Washington, police said. D.C. police identified the victim as James Mace III of Northwest Washington.”
Washington Post: Man in car critically wounded in Southeast Washington shooting “A man was shot and critically wounded Wednesday morning when at least one gunman opened fire on a vehicle on Wheeler Road in Southeast Washington, according to D.C. police.”
WJLA: VIDEO: 2 people wanted for shooting death of man in Northeast D.C., police say “Two people are wanted for the shooting death of a 53-year-old man on Feb. 17 in Northeast Washington. Officers found Eric Linnair Wright with a gunshot wound in the 900 block of 12th Street, NE. Wright later died at an area hospital, according to police.”
Washington Post: Youth charged with trying to bring gun into Woodrow Wilson High School “A 17-year-old has been charged with a firearms offense after D.C. police said he tried to take a gun into Woodrow Wilson High School in Northwest Washington on Monday.”
Fox5DC: 5 people shot in Northeast DC “Police said five people were shot in Northeast D.C. Thursday night. The victims were found in two separate locations in the area of Brentwood Road and Rhode Island Avenue at around 9:27 p.m., according to police.”
Washington Post: Police: Several shooting injuries, including boy in Northeast Washington “A boy and four adults were injured when gunfire broke out in Northeast Washington, D.C. police said Thursday night. The shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. in the 1300 block of Brentwood Road NE.”
Washington Post: Gunfire on one D.C. road: Six people shot in seven days “The rattle of gunfire has become a familiar sound on Wheeler Road. At night. In the evening. Before lunch. Six people were shot in seven days along a short stretch of one street in Southeast Washington. In front of a school. Next to a church. Beside homes.”
WUSA9: Suspect wanted in DC drive-by shooting “Police are searching for a suspect in connection with a drive-by shooting that happened in Southeast, D.C. on February 23. The drive-by shooting happened in the 4100 block of Wheeler Road in Southeast, D.C. around 7:43 p.m., Metropolitan police said.”
WJLA: D.C. police: 44-year-old man arrested, charged with sexual assault “A 44-year-old man was arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a person on Wednesday, February 15, according to D.C. police.”
Fox5DC: DC teacher arrested for alleged child sex abuse “The Washington Post reports that police say 35-year-old Manuel Garcia Fernandez, a teacher at the Latin American Montessori Bilingual Public Charter School, had sexual contact with two female victims and one male victim between Aug. 17 and Feb. 6. He has been charged with second-degree child sexual abuse.”
Washington Post: FBI arrests suspect in kidnapping of Georgetown University student “A 34-year-old man from London has been arrested on a charge that while visiting the District in January, he kidnapped a Georgetown University student and forced him to drive to banks and a jewelry store in an attempt to obtain money, according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court.”
WUSA9: MISSING: 12-year-old girl from SW DC “Police need your help locating a missing 12-year-old girl from Southwest, D.C. Taliyah Renn’e Thomas was last seen last Thursday around 5:45 a.m. on Forrester Street SW.”
NBC Washington: Construction Worker Killed in DC Trench Collapse “A construction worker has died after he was trapped in a trench on a job site in D.C. Tuesday morning, officials say. Crews worked for hours to free the man after the trench collapsed Tuesday morning. D.C. Fire and EMS announced Tuesday afternoon that the worker had died.”
Washington Post: Police: Shooting that wounded officers, killed man, occurred in gunfire exchange “A D.C. police officer and a man he was pursuing exchanged gunfire Thursday night during a violent struggle in the Trinidad neighborhood, police said Friday, leaving the man dead and two officers wounded.”
Fox5DC: Newsham: Body-worn cameras captured shootings of 2 DC police officers “One of the two DC police officers shot in northeast Washington on Thursday night has been released from the hospital, Acting Police Chief Peter Newsham said Friday afternoon. Newsham also said both of the injured officers had their body-worn cameras on, and they captured video of the shootings.”
NBC Washington: Students Bond With DC Police on the Court “Police officers in the District played basketball with students from Anacostia High School on Saturday afternoon. It’s part of the city’s effort to stop the violence in the city.”
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Posted March 03 2017 at 5:24 PM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link