DC Crime Summary – March 4th - 10th, 2017

DC Crime Summary – March 4th - 10th, 2017

There were two homicides and several violent crimes reported in the District this week • Andrew McPhatter, 28, died from injuries he sustained in a shooting this past Wednesday in the Congress Heights neighborhood. The victim was one of six people shot on Wheeler Road SE over a seven day span, and DC Police believe a neighborhood dispute is responsible for the recent uptick in violence. • A juvenile girl was reportedly raped by two men after she was attacked by a group near Gallery Place on Sunday night. Authorities are actively investigating the incident. • DC Police are investigating an incident that left a man dead and a construction worker facing a possible homicide charge. From what witness told police, an argument arose over a parking spot and the construction worker punched the victim who died the next day in a hospital. • Delontra Omar Alexander died after he was shot early Saturday morning in an apartment complex in the Skyland neighborhood. Authorities found the victim bleeding in a stairwell before he ultimately passed. No suspect information is available at this time and authorities are actively investigating the incident. • Wednesday night, there was a nationwide outage of 911 service that affected AT&T wireless customers in the District. The outage lasted about 90 minutes and 911 service has been restored.

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Washington Post: One of the six people shot in seven days on a single D.C. street has died “One of six people shot on a single street in seven days in one Southeast Washington neighborhood died over the weekend, according to police who continue to search for a reason behind an apparent neighborhood feud.”

WJLA: D.C. Police: Man dies after being shot, found bleeding in stairwell of Southeast apartment “A man has died after a shooting in Southeast Washington early Saturday morning, police confirmed. According to a D.C. police report, around 3:20 a.m. police arrived on the scene to find Delontra Omar Alexander of SW DC inside an apartment building “laying on his back on the second floor stairwell bleeding from the head unconscious and gasping for air.”“

Washington Post: Three men face hate-crimes charges in deadly shooting of transgender woman “Three men face hate-crimes charges in connection with the deadly shooting last summer of a 22-year-old transgender woman and for targeting two other transgender women, according to court papers filed this week.”

WUSA9: DC man dies after argument over parking spot and traffic cones “Rage over a parking space and some traffic cones has left a D.C. man dead and a construction worker facing a possible homicide charge. From what witnesses are telling the cops, the construction worker punched the victim once in the head and knocked him out. Maybe he hit his head when he hit the ground. He died at the hospital the next day.”

Washington Post: Girl reports being raped by two males near Gallery Place, D.C. police say “A juvenile girl reported being raped by two males after she was attacked by a group Sunday night near the Gallery Place Metro station in downtown Washington, according to D.C. police.”

NBC Washington: Woman Sexually Assaulted Inside Home in DC’s Kalorama Neighborhood “A woman was raped inside a home in D.C.‘s Kalorama neighborhood late Friday night, police say. Officers responded to the 2300 block of California Street NW about 10:30 p.m., where a woman said a man sexually assaulted her.”

WJLA: D.C. man pleads guilty to sexually assaulting teen boy, robbing 2 people at Metro stations “A 26-year-old man pled guilty Wednesday for allegedly sexually assaulting a 17-year-old boy and robbing two people at Metro stations in May 2016 in Washington, D.C. Dominick Simons pled guilty to charges of first-degree sexual abuse, robbery, and attempted robbery, for three separate crimes against victims he stopped at or near Metro stations over a two-day period, according to a Department of Justice release.”

WJLA: D.C. police search for suspect who shoves woman against wall, steals purse at gunpoint “D.C. police are searching for a suspect who robbed a woman of her purse in Northeast on Saturday, Feb. 11. According to police, the suspect approached the woman in the 500 block of 9th Street and pushed her against a wall, pointed a gun at her, and took off with her purse.”

Washington Post: District man faces 5 years in prison after pleading guilty to burglary, robbery charges “A 21-year-old District man pleaded guilty Wednesday to burglarizing a home and robbing a man in separate incidents in Northwest Washington in 2016 and 2015, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.”

Public Safety

Washington Post: Man killed in Southeast Washington fire is identified as Samuel Bryant, 76 “A man killed in a fire Friday night in Southeast Washington was identified Monday as a 76-year-old who lived in the apartment that burned, according to police and fire officials.”

Washington Post: Nationwide 911 outage affected local AT&T wireless users “A nationwide outage of 911 service affected AT&T Wireless customers for about 90 minutes Wednesday night, including service in the District and suburban jurisdictions.”

Washington Post: D.C. focuses on ‘super speeder’ fines, but what about the others? “Leif Dormsjo, director of the District’s Department of Transportation, makes a strong case that driving more than 25 mph over the speed limit on local streets should result in a $500 ticket.”

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Posted March 10 2017 at 11:44 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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