DC Crime Summary – June 2nd - 8th, 2017
There were several violent crimes reported in the District this week • Rondell McLeod, 24, was arrested in connection with the shooting death of Antwan Baker, 29, in November 2015. The suspect was the second person arrested in this case, and he was formally charged with first-degree murder. • A video was released of a deadly shooting near the Shaw neighborhood that took place on Saturday, May 27th. Authorities are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the suspect. • Manuel Garcia Fernandez, a 35-year-old elementary school teacher, pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting six different students. He faces up to eight years in prison and will be registered as a sex offender. • A noose was found hanging from a house under construction in the Hillcrest neighborhood. This is the third noose found in the District over the past week, which has many residents on edge. • A white truck traveling at a fast pace struck two DC police bicycle officers and a third person in the Adams Morgan neighborhood Thursday night. One injured officer is in fair condition, while the other officer is now in serious condition.
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Washington Post: Death of fire victim ruled a homicide in the District “The D.C. medical examiner’s office has ruled the death of a 66-year-old man a homicide, months after the man was found dead in a Northeast apartment fire which authorities said was intentionally set, D.C. police said Wednesday.”
NBC Washington: Deadly Shooting in NW DC Caught on Tape “Neighbors who live in the Shaw neighborhood around Q Street, Northwest, brought their crime concerns to D.C. police, who showed them a video of a fatal crime scene. News4’s Shomari Stone reports.”
Washington Post: Second D.C. man is arrested after 2015 shooting “A second D.C. man was arrested Monday in connection with a fatal shooting in 2015, police said.”
Washington Post: Third noose in a week found in the District, this time in Southeast “A noose was discovered in the Hillcrest neighborhood of Southeast Washington on Thursday, prompting shock and anger from the mayor and residents still on edge after two other nooses were discovered in the city within the past week.”
Washington Post: Former D.C. elementary teacher pleads guilty to sexually assaulting six students “A former D.C. elementary school teacher on Friday admitted to sexually abusing six of his students between 2015 and 2017, including one boy he lured to a basement to play hide-and-seek.”
WJLA: FBI offers reward in PNC Bank robbery in Northwest DC “A man robbed a PNC Bank in the 800 block of 7th St. NW in DC Thursday afternoon and the FBI is on the case. The man came up to a teller and demanded money. He fled the bank in an unknown direction with an undisclosed amount of money, according to a statement from the FBI.”
Public Safety Update
WJLA: DC firefighters see huge spike in number of opioid overdoses “Fire departments across the DC region are seeing record-high numbers of opioid overdoses. First responders are on the front line of the crisis, saving lives of drug abusers every day. The medication they’re using to do that doesn’t come cheap, and it’s costing taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars across D.C., Maryland and Virginia.”
Washington Post: Fire burns at school playground in Northeast Washington “D.C. fire officials are investigating the cause of a small fire that burned on the playground of Miner Elementary School in Northeast Thursday evening.”
Public Service Update
Washington Post: Vehicle hit two police officers and a third person in Adams Morgan “A white pickup struck and injured two D.C. police officers and a third person Thursday night along the busiest street in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Northwest Washington, D.C. police said.”
WUSA9: Identical twin DC police officers share love for service “A set of twins know all about twinning, especially when it comes to their love for service. The sisters, who you could say are service buddies are both Metropolitan police officers.”
WUSA9: Officers talk about race and policing after visiting the NMAAHC “Top brass with DC Police took a crash course in the dark history of law enforcement in America and the role officers played in the black community.”
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Posted June 09 2017 at 11:16 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link