DC Crime Summary – July 28th - August 3rd, 2017
There were six homicides and several violent crimes in the District this week. • Ten people have been shot in less than 24 hours in D.C. over the weekend—including two men who died. D.C. police are actively investigating the incidents and no arrests have been made. • A man was shot and killed Sunday afternoon in Northeast Washington, D. C. police said. The shooting occurred about 3:30 p.m. in the 4400 block of Quarles Street NE and police are actively investigating the incident. • A man was killed and three others injured in a shooting late Thursday evening. DC police said the suspect opened fire at an Exxon gas station in the 3400 block of 18th Street, NE at about 7:45 p.m. • Police are searching for a vehicle they believe is connected to a shooting in Northeast, D.C. that left one man injured. The shooting happened around 4:30 a.m. on the 4400 block of Ponds Street. • Two men were arrested in Northwest D.C. after a man was beaten unconscious with a tire iron early Wednesday morning, according to officials. • An employee at the Washington office of the Navajo Nation was arrested Friday after police said they found a loaded handgun in a suitcase she brought to a security entrance at the Cannon House Office Building.
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NBC Washington: Ten People Shot in Less Than 24 Hours in DC; 2 Dead “Ten people have been shot in less than 24 hours in D.C. over the weekend—including two men who died.”
Washington Post: Man shot Sunday in Northwest has died, as death toll hits 4 in weekend violence “A second man has died from a shooting early Sunday near Sherman Circle in Northwest Washington, according to D.C. police. The first victim died at the scene. The death brings to four the number of people killed over a violent weekend. Police have not made any arrests in the cases.”
Washington Post: D.C. police investigating spate of shootings, stabbings that left three dead “D.C. police are investigating a spate of weekend shootings and two stabbings across the District that left three people dead, including a teenager, and several others wounded.”
Fox5DC: Northeast shooting leaves 1 dead, 3 injured, DC police say “Homicide detectives swarmed Northeast after they said a suspect killed a man and injured three others in a shooting late Thursday evening. DC police said the suspect opened fire at an Exxon gas station in the 3400 block of 18th Street, NE at about 7:45 p.m.”
Fox5DC: 2 arrested after man attacked with tire iron, DC police say “Two men were arrested in Northwest D.C. after a man was beaten unconscious with a tire iron early Wednesday morning, according to officials. The Metropolitan Police Department said a dispute sparked between the victim and the two suspects at about 2:15 a.m. in the 3600 block of Georgia Avenue, NW.”
Washington Post: U.S. Capitol Police arrest person with gun in suitcase at Cannon House Office building “An employee at the Washington office of the Navajo Nation was arrested Friday after police said they found a loaded handgun in a suitcase she brought to a security entrance at the Cannon House Office Building.”
Public Safety Updates
NBC Washington: DC National Night Out Offers Hope for Safer Communities “Metropolitan Police Department officers were out in seven districts Tuesday night, hoping to build bridges with the people they protect and serve as part of National Night Out. The city just saw nearly a dozen shootings in two days, but the goal of the night was to improve police-community relations and crime prevention.”
NBC Washington: Black Officers Worry Trump’s Comments Undermine Community Ties “The Trump administration’s tough talk on crime and treatment of suspects is concerning black police officers. After recent years of high-profile shootings of blacks by police, officers fear efforts to improve the relationship between police and minorities could be derailed.”
Posted August 04 2017 at 5:29 PM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link