DC Crime Summary – January 21st - 27th, 2017
There was a homicide and several violent crimes in the District this week. • A video was released of a man firing a gun Tuesday afternoon in an incident that took the life of Willie Starkey, 35. The shooting took place behind a laundromat near the Hechinger Mall, and DC Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the person of interest. • Victor Purdie, 56, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder, after he allegedly attacked Richard Lewis, 57, outside of Union Station. • Authorities are investigating three shootings that took place within an hour on Wednesday. In total, there were seven victims, four of which were juvenile males. • A man was shot behind a liquor store near Nationals Park Tuesday morning. The victim’s injuries are non-life threatening, and according to police, the incident was the result of an isolated dispute.
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Washington Post: Video shows killer opening fire in laundromat parking lot “D.C. police on Thursday released video that shows a gunman firing a weapon during a shooting on Tuesday afternoon that claimed the life of a man behind a laundromat in Northeast Washington. The gunman dressed in puffy hooded coat is seen walking across a parking lot in the 1600 block of Benning Road NE. He stretches out his right hand and fires what appears to be twice, with three witness standing feet away.”
Washington Post: Police arrest suspect in fatal beating of man outside Union Station “D.C. police have arrested a suspect in the fatal beating of a 57-year-old outside Union Station, less than a week after the victim’s brother made a public plea for help to find the attacker.”
Washington Post: Man fatally shot in Northeast Washington identified “A man who was fatally shot Tuesday afternoon in Northeast Washington has been identified as a 35-year-old, according to D.C. police. Willie Starkey, of Northeast, died at an area hospital shortly after the shooting, which occurred about 2:40 p.m. behind a laundromat in the 1600 block of Benning Road NE.”
Washington Post: Man fatally shot on Benning Road in Northeast Washington “A man who was shot behind a laundromat on Benning Road in Northeast Washington on Tuesday afternoon has died of his injuries, D.C. police said. The victim’s name was not immediately released.”
Washington Post: Three shootings in an hour on Wednesday in D.C. “D.C. police said they are investigating three shootings that occurred within an hour on Wednesday, two of which involved minors. At around 4:10 p.m., officers responded to Minnesota Avenue and Grant Street NE for the report of a shooting to find two juvenile male victims conscious and breathing. After the shooting, police issued a lookout for a white Volkswagen sedan.”
Washington Post: Man shot near Nationals Park “A man was shot behind a liquor store across from Nationals Park on Tuesday morning and then ran toward where people were gathered for a job fair at the stadium, D.C. police said. Authorities said that the shooting was not connected to the job fair to fill concession-stand positions but that the event was canceled as a result of the incident. The Nationals have rescheduled the job fair for Jan. 31.”
WJLA: DC police search for man accused of stabbing another in the chest “Police are searching for a man who is accused of stabbing another man early Monday morning in Southeast Washington. According to police, the stabbing took place in the 3800 block of South Capitol Street around 1:30 a.m.”
Washington Post: Man convicted of sex abuse 20 times is accused in new incident “A man who has been convicted 20 times for sexually assaulting women in the District was arrested again this week after police reported another attack — two weeks after the suspect had been charged with groping three other women in Northwest.”
Washington Post: U.S. postal carrier assaulted, robbed of mail in Georgetown, police say “Two men allegedly assaulted a U.S. postal carrier and stole items from his vehicle as he delivered mail in Georgetown. The incident began around noon Jan. 12 in the 1400 block of 33rd Street NW. The postal employee was delivering mail when the two men allegedly broke into his vehicle and took items, according to Frank Schissler, a spokesman for the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.”
Washington Post: Metro gets some financial breathing room — but only for the short-term “The District, Maryland and Northern Virginia have agreed to give Metro the extra money it has requested for its next budget, granting the transit agency a bit of financial breathing room as it works to improve safety and reliability.”
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Posted January 27 2017 at 1:15 PM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link