DC Crime Summary – March 31st - April 6th, 2017
There was one homicide and several violent crimes reported in the District this week • Leoncio Loza, 75, was stabbed multiple times in Kenilworth Park last month and has died from his injuries. AuthoritIes are actively investigating the incident and are seeking the public’s assistance in the case. • A video was released of a suspect wanted in connection with shooting and killing a man and injuring another in a broad daylight shooting in the Douglass neighborhood. DC Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating the suspect. • Terik McLeod was arrested and charged on Wednesday with killing Devaun Drayton and a witness to the murder, Carlton Fisher. The suspect allegedly killed Mr. Dayton 13 years ago after they had an argument about a gun. • Devone L. Foote, 35, was arrested and charged with sexually abusing seven teenage girls at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. Alex Thomas-Dorsey, 27, was arrested twice in as many days after he was caught exposing himself on a metro train and a bus on Monday night and Tuesday morning. • A woman was stabbed in a domestic incident Tuesday night near Lincoln Park. The victim was conscious and breathing when first responders arrived, and no suspect information is available at this time. • Arieyana Forney, 11, was rescued by DC Police after she was allegedly kidnapped by her uncle, Curtis Atkinson, Jr., who is also wanted for killing the girl’s grandparents on Sunday. An Amber Alert was issued for Arieyana Forney before she was found in a car crash late Sunday night near the Tidal Basin. • An image was released of Leonard Martino Smith, 30, who is wanted in connection with the stabbing death of Leonte Butler, 25, in the Bellevue neighborhood. DC Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating the suspect.
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Washington Post: Man charged with murder in two decade-old D.C. shootings “On March 10, 2004, two teenagers in Northeast Washington apparently had an argument about a gun. What exactly Devaun Drayton and Terik McLeod — the former a skilled but troubled juvenile boxer just 17 years old, the latter a high school dropout — discussed behind Phelps High School in Northeast isn’t clear.”
Washington Post: Man stabbed on D.C. path last month has died “A 75-year-old District man who was stabbed on a path in Kenilworth Park last month has died, and police are seeking help finding his killer, authorities said Sunday. Leoncio Loza was stabbed multiple times on March 21, near the 4200 block of Anacostia Avenue NE, according to D.C. police, who responded along with U.S. Park Police.”
WJLA: Police looking for suspect that killed 1, injured 1 during broad daylight shooting in DC “DC Police are looking for the suspect that shot and killed one man while injuring another during a broad daylight shooting on Tuesday. Police responded to the 2100 block of Alabama Ave., SE around 3:45 p.m. to find a car accident at the intersection of Santon Road and Alabama Ave., SE. Police discovered the driver and passenger of one of the vehicles had been shot.”
WJLA: D.C. police ask for public’s help locating man connected with homicide of 25-year-old man “D.C. police are asking for the public’s help locating 30-year-old Leonard Martino Smith in connection with the homicide of 25-year-old Leonte Butler. According to police, Butler was stabbed to death on Saturday, March 11 in the 4000 block of South Capitol Street, SE.”
Washington Post: Prince George’s County man charged with murder in Southeast D.C. stabbing “A Prince George’s County man was charged with murder Friday in the fatal stabbing of a Southeast D.C. man last month. Kenneth Rice, 31, of Suitland, was charged in the March 11 slaying of Dennis Lee Wise, 51.”
WJLA: Police: Woman stabbed in domestic incident in D.C. “A woman was stabbed during a domestic incident Tuesday night in D.C., according to police. D.C. Police say the stabbing took place in the 200 block of 15th Street SE at around 8:17 p.m. Police say the woman was conscious and breathing after the incident.”
Fox5DC: Alleged 11-year-old kidnap victim cried out ‘Help me’ after car crash in DC “An 11-year-old girl who was allegedly kidnapped from North Carolina cried out “Help me” when police officers in the U.S. capital found her wedged between the driver’s and front passenger’s seat after the car she was in crashed, court documents showed.”
Washington Post: Man charged with sexually abusing 7 girls in a Smithsonian museum “A Southwest Washington man was charged with five counts of second-degree sexual abuse and three counts of assault in connection with the alleged assault of seven teenage girls Tuesday in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.”
NBC Washington: Shots Fired in DC’s Shaw Neighborhood “There were two shootings in D.C.‘s Shaw neighborhood Wednesday night, police say. One man was hurt in one of the shootings. News4’s Shomari Stone reports the area has seen several violent incidents in just 24 hours.”
NBC Washington: DC Man Accused of Indecent Exposure 2 Times in 2 Days “A day after Metro announced a crackdown on sexual harassment on trains and buses, a man was caught exposing himself within the system two times in two days. Alex Thomas-Dorsey, 27, is accused of indecent exposure on a train approaching L’Enfant Plaza and a bus on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE.”
Washington Post: D.C. Council committee votes to back D.C. police chief nominee “In a split vote, a D.C. Council committee voted Thursday in favor of elevating acting police chief Peter Newsham’s nomination to become the department’s permanent chief, a key step toward assuming the post.”
Public Safety Update
WJLA: Car slams into Salvation Army building in Southeast D.C. “A car crashed into a Salvation Army building late Wednesday afternoon in Southeast Washington. ABC7 News’ Sam Ford reports two people in the car were taken to the hospital, but their conditions are unknown at this time.”
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Posted April 07 2017 at 3:37 PM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link