DC Crime Summary – July 21st - 27th, 2017

DC Crime Summary – July 21st - 27th, 2017

There were four homicides and several violent crimes this week in the District. • A woman is dead after she was found shot in a home Saturday in D.C. The shooting happened at around 8:16 a.m. in the area of the 2200 block of Savannah Terrace SE, according to officials. A man was shot and killed on H Street in southeast D.C. Friday evening. D.C. police are actively investigating the incident and are offering a $25,000 reward to anyone with relevant information about the shooting. A man was shot in the head and killed Wednesday morning on the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail in Northeast Washington, according to D.C. police. A man was shot and killed late Wednesday night in Southeast D.C. The shooting was reported around 11:20 p.m. on the 2000 block of Fairlawn Avenue. D.C. police are actively investigating the incident. A man with a gun opened fire on an armed security guard Monday afternoon outside a shopping center in Northeast Washington, and was wounded when the guard returned fire, according to D.C. police. • Police found a man inside of a D.C. home who had been stabbed twice in the face Monday night. D.C. police are actively investigating the incident. • Police in the District are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who they believe was involved in a June robbery that turned fatal in Southeast Washington. Authorities released a video showing the man they are calling a “person of interest” in the case.

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WJLA: Woman dies after being found shot in a D.C. home, police say “A woman is dead after she was found shot in a home Saturday in D.C., according to police. The shooting happened at around 8:16 a.m. in the area of the 2200 block of Savannah Terrace SE, according to officials. D.C. Police say they found Shameka Delephine Jones, 32, of D.C. unconscious and later pronounced her dead.”
Fox5DC: Man shot and killed on H Street SE in DC Friday “A man was shot and killed on H Street in southeast D.C. Friday evening. Police responded to the 5000 block of H Street southeast at about 9:45 p.m. Friday after receiving reports of gun shots.

Washington Post: Man fatally shot on Anacostia Riverwalk Trail in Northeast Washington “A man was shot in the head and killed Wednesday morning on the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail in Northeast Washington, according to D.C. police.”

Washington Post: Man found shot dead in Southeast DC “A man was shot and killed late Wednesday night in Southeast D.C. The shooting was reported around 11:20 p.m. on the 2000 block of Fairlawn Avenue. Detectives found the man suffering from gunshot wounds outside when they arrived.”

Washington Post: Suspect in D.C. weekend killing was recently released from prison in 1999 murder “A man who was arrested in the fatal shooting of his girlfriend in Southeast Washington on Saturday had been released from prison last month after serving time for killing a man in 1999, according to court records.”

Washington Post: Security guard shoots man during gun battle outside shopping center in Northeast “A man with a gun opened fire on an armed security guard Monday afternoon outside a shopping center in Northeast Washington, and was wounded when the guard returned fire, according to D.C. police.”

WUSA: Man found inside DC home stabbed twice in the face “Police found a man inside of a D.C. home who had been stabbed twice in the face Monday night. The stabbing happened around 11:30 p.m. in the 2500 block of Pennsylvania Ave. in Southeast, D.C.”

Washington Post: D.C. police put out video of ‘person of interest’ in connection with June murder “Police in the District are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who they believe was involved in a June robbery that turned fatal in Southeast Washington. Authorities released a video showing the man they are calling a “person of interest” in the case.”

Fox5DC: 2nd arrest made in shooting of 1-year-old; police continue search for person of interest “Police have made a second arrest in the shooting of a 1-year-old boy who was injured after gunfire erupted earlier this month in a Northeast D.C. neighborhood.”


Public Safety Update

Washington Post: Worker injured at U.S. government building in Washington “A worker at a U.S. government facility that heats federal buildings in Southwest Washington was hurt Wednesday after a generator broke, diesel fuel spilled and a small fire was ignited.”

Fox5DC: House Majority Whip Steve Scalise discharged from hospital; begins rehabilitation “Six weeks after being shot by a gunman, who opened fire on a congressional baseball practice at a park in Virginia, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise has been discharged from the hospital and has entered a rehabilitation facility.”

Fox5DC: Coast Guard: Paddlers can use Potomac near Trump golf course “Kayakers, paddleboarders and other active groups can continue to use the Potomac River near a Virginia golf course owned by President Donald Trump, the commandant of the Coast Guard said Tuesday.”

NBC Washington: Two Missing Burundian Robotics Team Teens Found in Canada “Two members of the Burundi robotics team that went missing during an international competition in Washington, D.C., have been found safe in Canada, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.”

Washington Post: Firefighter sustains minor injuries putting out fire in Shaw “A D.C. firefighter was transported to the hospital with minor injuries Sunday morning after helping put out a fire on 5th Street NW.”

Fox5DC: Man Rescued from Garbage Chute in NW DC “Washington, D.C., Fire Spokesman Vito Maggiolo said the man was throwing out trash at an apartment building in northwest D.C., when he thought he dropped the cellphone in the chute. Maggiolo said the man leaned in to check and fell inside.”

Fox5DC: Flash Flood Watch issued, heavy rain threatens to soak DC region for weekend “A Flash Flood Watch has already been issued for much of the region including D.C. beginning Friday afternoon until Saturday afternoon, when the heaviest rains are expected.”

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

Posted July 28 2017 at 1:09 PM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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