DC Crime Summary – March 18th - 24th, 2017

DC Crime Summary – March 18th - 24th, 2017

There were four homicides and several violent crimes reported in the District this week • Corrina Mehiel, 34, was found fatally stabbed late Tuesday afternoon. According to reports, the victim was found tied up and stabbed to death in a Capitol Hill apartment. Authorities are asking for the public’s help in finding a 2004 Toyota Prius with the following Kentucky tag: 722 KMY. • Ayana J. McAllister, 19, was shot and killed Monday night near the Benning Road Metro station. The victim was a college freshman, who returned home from school for spring break when she and another woman were shot. • A man was stabbed in the head along a bike path in Kenilworth Park on Tuesday afternoon. The victim is suffering from life-threatening wounds, and authorities are actively investigating the incident. • Adam Murray, 24, was arrested and charged with kidnapping two women against their will in a LeDroit Park neighborhood home over the weekend. Neither of the victims was injured in the incident. • Steven Edward Stewart Jr., 33, and Bernard Coleman, 43, were fatally shot Friday morning about four miles apart in the Fairlawn and Congress Heights neighborhoods, respectively. Authorities are actively investigating the incidents, which appear to be unrelated.

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Washington Post: Woman found fatally stabbed in home near Capitol Hill “An artist temporarily living in the District while helping with an exhibit at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design was found tied up and stabbed to death Tuesday in an apartment on Capitol Hill, according to D.C. police.”

Washington Post: College freshman on spring break killed in NE “A 19-year-old college freshman who had returned to her family’s home for spring break was shot and killed Monday night in northeast Washington, authorities said. The woman, Ayana J. McAllister, was studying criminal justice at St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh, N.C. Her family lives in the Upper Marlboro area.”

Washington Post: 2 homicides in D.C. break a lull possibly linked to cold snap “Two men were found shot to death in the District on Friday, in the first homicides in the city in almost a week. By apparent coincidence, both incidents were reported to police at the same time, 8:55 a.m. The sites were both in Southeast Washington. The shootings were about four miles apart and appeared unconnected.”

WJLA: Man shot to death in Southeast D.C., police say “A man was shot and killed Friday morning in Southeast Washington. Police say Bernard Coleman, 43, of Southeast D.C., was found unconscious in the 4000 block of Cole Boulevard, SE. in District 7.”

Washington Post: Man is stabbed in head during attack at Kenilworth Park in Northeast Washington “A man was stabbed in the head along a Washington bike path Tuesday afternoon, police said, and suffered life-threatening injuries.The incident happened around 2:30 p.m. along a bike path in Kenilworth Park in Northeast Washington. U.S. Park Police said they received a call for a report of an assault.”

WJLA: Man seriously injured in shooting overnight in Southeast D.C., police say “A man was seriously injured in a shooting early Wednesday morning in Southeast Washington, according to police. The unidentified man was found by police semi-conscious and breathing.”

Washington Post: They worked hard to keep their kids safe. Then they lost their 18-year-old to gunfire “As a crisis response therapist, Tyreese McAllister has sat on the couches of many parents who have lost their children and tried to help them through the grief. Never in all those moments, she said, did she think she would be on the couch, describing a daughter taken too soon.”

Washington Post: Two men shot on Southern Avenue SE “Two men were found shot and wounded Friday afternoon in Southeast Washington, D.C. police said. The men were found about 4:30 p.m. in the 800 block of Southern Avenue, said Officer Hugh Carew, a police spokesman.”

Washington Post: Howard University student ordered held on kidnapping charge “A Howard University student has been ordered held in jail on charges that he kidnapped a fellow student this past weekend after a drug deal went awry, according to authorities.”

Washington Post: Ex-teacher charged with child sex abuse was subject of previous D.C. investigation “A former D.C. elementary school teacher who was arrested last month on charges that he sexually abused three of his students was the subject of a previous investigation into his interactions with children, according to school and police officials.”

Fox5DC: 3 DC teens reported missing in separate cases “D.C. police have released information about three more teenagers who have been separately reported missing from the District.”

Fox5DC: Town hall meeting held to discuss missing children in DC “FOX 5 was the first to report D.C. police were tweeting about an unusually high number of missing children. According to city officials, there is not an uptick in missing persons cases, but community members remain frustrated.”

Public Safety

Washington Post: District firefighters handle Kalorama-area fire “A fire broke out in a house Friday night in the Kalorama Triangle area of Northwest Washington. No injuries were reported in the fire in a basement apartment in the two-and-one-half story building in the 2300 block of Ashmead Place NW, said Vito Maggiolo, a fire deparment spokesman.”

NBC Washington: Firefighter Injured in NW DC House Fire “A firefighter was injured while battling a house fire in Northwest Washington. News4’s Molette Green has more from the scene.”

Washington Post: Three-alarm fire hits home in Northwest Washington “A three-alarm fire hit a vacant house in Northwest Washington on Wednesday morning, officials said. The fire occurred about 6:15 a.m. in the 5800 block of Colorado Avenue NW in the Brightwood neighborhood.”

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Posted March 24 2017 at 2:09 PM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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