DC Crime Summary – January 28th - February 3rd, 2017
There was a homicide and several violent crimes in the District this week. • Wilson Agbebaku, 34, was fatally shot Sunday evening in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood. No suspect information is available at this time, and authorities are actively investigating the incident. • Si’Onna Branison, 10, was struck by a hit-and-run driver in the Petworth neighborhood. The victim broke five bones in her face, two bones in her leg, and suffered a fractured neck in the incident. DC Police are searching for two women last seen driving a gray vehicle. • DC Police are actively searching for Elliot Avery Starks, 34, in connection with the stabbing death of Antina Cindette Pratt, 40, in November 2016. The victim was found dead in the Barry Farm neighborhood, and authorities are asking for the public’s assistance in locating the suspect. • A photo was released of a man wanted in connection with kidnapping a Georgetown University student and subsequently taking the student to several ATM machines to withdraw money. DC Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating the suspect.
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WJLA: Police: Man dead after double shooting in Northeast D.C. “A man has died following a double shooting in Northeast D.C., police say. The shooting happened in the 900 block of Eastern Ave. NE at around 7:15 p.m.”
Washington Post: Maryland man fatally shot in Northeast Washington “A 34-year-old man was fatally shot Sunday evening in Northeast Washington. The incident happened around 7:30 p.m. in the 200 block of 51st Street NE.”
WJLA: Man wanted for deadly stabbing of woman in Nov. 2016 in Southeast D.C. “Police are searching for a man that stabbed a woman to death in Southeast Washington in Nov. 2016. Antina Cindette Pratt, 40, had multiple stab wounds when she was found by officers in the 2600 block of Pomeroy Road, SE. Police say she died at the scene.”
Fox5DC: 10-year-old DC girl seriously injured after being struck by hit-and-run driver “The mother of a 10-year-old D.C. girl is making a plea for the driver who struck her daughter in a hit-and-run incident to come forward. Si’Onna Branison was heading home from after school care when she got off a Metrobus at around 6 p.m. Tuesday on 8th Street and Kansas Avenue in Northwest D.C. While she was in a crosswalk, she was hit by a car.”
Washington: Gunshots fired into a crowd wound four, including a 17-year-old girl, in Southeast Washington “Four people, including a 17-year-old girl, were shot and wounded Tuesday night outside a strip of stores on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Southeast Washington, according to D.C. police. Authorities said none of the injuries appeared to be life threatening. The other victims were two men and a woman. All were taken to hospitals for treatment.”
WJLA: Police: Two people stabbed during fight near Columbia Heights Metro “Two people were stabbed during a fight about a block away from the Columbia Heights Metro station on Wednesday evening, according to police. Police say they have arrested one person connected to the stabbings. They originally advised people to be on the lookout for three suspects when they tweeted about one of the stabbings on Wednesday evening.”
Washington Post: Fatal fire in Trinidad neighborhood ruled intentionally set “A fatal fire at a home last week in Northeast Washington’s Trinidad neighborhood was intentionally set, according to the D.C. fire department. The body of Awlachew Ayele, 66, was found by firefighters after they extinguished Thursday’s early morning blaze in the 1100 block of Queen Street NE.”
NBC Washington: Feds: IRS Lawyer Sold Meth Out of His DC Apartment “A lawyer for the IRS faces federal drug charges after officials say he sold methamphetamine out of his apartment in Washington, D.C. Jack Vitayanon, 41, was arrested after U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials said he conspired with people in Arizona and New York to sell the drug for several years.”
Washington Post: Georgetown University student abducted, taken to bank machines, D.C. police say “A Georgetown University student was abducted from a residential street in Georgetown on Thursday afternoon, forced into a vehicle and driven to two stores and several bank machines in attempts to get money or merchandise, according to D.C. police.”
Washington Post: Teenage boy charged in 2 sexual assaults in NE Washington “A 15-year-old boy from Southeast Washington was arrested and charged after he allegedly sexually assaulted women in two separate incidents in Northeast last week. The teen’s name was not released because he is a minor. D.C. Police said he is charged with two counts of third degree sexual abuse.”
Washington Post: Pedestrian fatally struck by car in Dupont Circle “A pedestrian was killed by a vehicle Sunday night in Northwest Washington. The person’s identity was not immediately released, pending notification of family. Police in the District said the incident happened just after 11 p.m. on the north side of Connecticut Avenue and N Street NW.”
Washington Post: Two people arrested in U.K. in hacking of D.C. police closed-circuit camera network “Two people have been arrested in London in the hacking of storage devices that record data from D.C. police surveillance cameras, law enforcement authorities said Thursday. The arrests were made in the south London neighborhood of Streatham and followed a search warrant that was served Jan. 19, the day before the presidential inauguration in the District.”
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Posted February 03 2017 at 11:54 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link