DC Crime Summary - January 7th - 13th, 2017

DC Crime Summary – January 7th - 13th, 2016

There were several homicides and violent crimes in the District this week. • According to a DC Police affidavit, Waliyatou Amadou was fatally stabbed by Deangelo Demetrius Thorne, 27, following an argument. The victim, the suspect, and another person were allegedly arguing outside of an apartment building about whether a previous sexual encounter was an assault or consensual. The victim went into the building and the suspect followed her as the argument continued and escalated. • Devin Hall, 23, was found fatally shot inside of his vehicle in the Congress Heights neighborhood on Saturday afternoon. Authorities are actively investigating the incident, and no suspect information is available at this time. • A video was released by DC Police of a person of interest wanted in connection with the fatal stabbing of Antonias Deangelo Butler, 25, on New Year’s Eve. Authorities are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating the suspect. • A video was released by DC Police of a person of interest wanted in connection with the murder of Richard Lewis, 57. The victim suffered life-threatening injuries from an assault that took place in October near Union Station, and he ultimately succumbed to those injuries on Saturday, January 7th.

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Washington Post: D.C. police cite quarrel as possible motive in fatal W Street apartment stabbing “A woman who died after being stabbed on Sunday in an apartment building in Northwest Washington had argued with her attacker about whether he had previously sexually assaulted her, police said in an arrest affidavit filed in court.”

Washington Post: Police arrest man in fatal stabbing of woman in NW apartment building “D.C. police arrested and charged a Northeast man Wednesday on charges that he fatally stabbed a 23-year-old woman found wounded Sunday inside of an co-op apartment building hallway.”

NBC Washington: Police Release Video From Fatal New Year’s Eve Stabbing “Police are asking the public to help identify a man who they say is a person of interest in a fatal New Year’s Eve stabbing. Thursday, police released a video of the man.”

WJLA: VIDEO: Person wanted for murder of man in Northeast D.C. in Oct. 2016, police say “Police are searching for a person wanted for the murder of a man in Northeast Washington in Oct. 2016. Richard Lewis, 57, was assaulted and sustained life-threatening injuries. He died at an area hospital on Friday, Jan. 6, according to police.”

WUSA9: MISSING: 16-year-old D.C. girl “Metropolitan Police are asking for the public’s help finding a missing 16-year-old girl from Northeast D.C. Lyrics Watkins was last seen in the 1200 block of North Capitol Street NE around 7 a.m. on January 3, 2017.”

WUSA9: MISSING: 15-year-old from NE DC “Police need your help locating a missing 15-year-old from Northeast, D.C. Chantese Zimmerman was last seen on Sunday, Jan. 1st in the 500 block of 50th Place NE around 7:50 p.m. and 9:15 p.m.”

Washington Post: Man found dead inside a parked vehicle in Southeast D.C. “A 23-year-old man was found fatally shot inside his vehicle in Southeast Washington on Saturday, D.C. police said Sunday. Police said Devin Hall of Temple Hills, Md., was found inside the vehicle suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, in the 3500 block of 6th Street SE about 4:15 p.m. Saturday. The location is in the Congress Heights neighborhood.”

Washington Post: Homeless man sentenced to more than a year in prison for repeatedly stealing packages outside of homes in Dupont Circle “A District man who authorities say targeted residents of the ­Dupont Circle neighborhood was sentenced Friday to 18 months in prison for repeatedly stealing packages from residents’ doorsteps since the 1980s.”

Public Safety

Washington Times: D.C. police change patrol strategy to improve community relations, reduce crime “The Metropolitan Police Department is adopting a new patrolling strategy that focuses on cultivating relationships between police officers and residents in an ongoing effort to reduce crime.”

NBC Washington: Why DC Police Body Cameras Will Be Off as Officers Monitor Inauguration Protests “Civil rights groups are taking steps to ensure police respect the constitutional rights of demonstrators at the presidential inauguration. News 4’s Mark Segraves reports on why D.C. police officers’ body cameras often will be off, and how citizens will be able to record the officers.”

If you know anyone who has information regarding suspects, please call DC police.

Posted January 13 2017 at 4:07 PM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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