DC Crime Summary - September 21st - 28th 2017

DC Crime Summary - September 21st - 28th 2017

There were three homicides and several violent crimes this week in the District. • A 31-year-old woman was found stabbed to death Wednesday morning inside a Southeast Washington home after D.C. police responded to a call for an assault, officials said. A man was fatally stabbed late Saturday night on the edge of the Eckington neighborhood of Northeast Washington, according to the D.C. police. They said Andrew Alphonzo Cook, III, 46, of Northeast, was found with a stab wound about 11:20 p.m. in the 1700 block of North Capitol. He died Monday at a hospital, the police said. • An 18-year-old man was fatally shot Sunday night in Northeast Washington, according to D.C. police. The shooting occurred about 9:50 p.m. in the 2800 block of 14th Street NE. The victim was identified as Robert Lee Arthur Jr., of Northeast. Police said Arthur was shot several times and died at a hospital. D.C. police confirm a juvenile was shot early Monday morning in southeast Washington. Police say the shooting, which happened in the 4200 block of 7th Street SE, was reported around 2 am. The victim was conscious and breathing when he was taken to an area hospital and he is expected to survive. A D.C. police officer was killed in a fatal crash in Howard County Monday morning, police say. Howard County police say 31-year-old Barry Martin Eastman, of Ellicott City, Maryland, was driving a 2015 Kia Forte heading north on Route 32 in Clarksville at around 8 a.m. when he crossed the double yellow lines and crashed into a tractor trailer traveling in the opposite direction. Police are investigating after three men were shot in Southeast D.C. The shootings happened in the 3000 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue around 3 a.m. Friday. No suspect information is available at this time.

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Washington Post: Southeast Washington woman found stabbed to death “A 31-year-old woman was found stabbed to death Wednesday morning inside a Southeast Washington home after D.C. police responded to a call for an assault, officials said. Officers were called to the 3000 block of 30th Street for the report of an assault in progress about 9:48 a.m., police said in a statement. Inside of a residence police found the victim had sustained stab wounds and D.C. fire and EMS rescuers found no signs of life, officials said.”

Washington Post: Fatal stabbing on edge of D.C.’s Eckington neighborhood “A man was fatally stabbed late Saturday night on the edge of the Eckington neighborhood of Northeast Washington, according to the D.C. police. They said Andrew Alphonzo Cook, III, 46, of Northeast, was found with a stab wound about 11:20 p.m. in the 1700 block of North Capitol. He died Monday at a hospital, the police said.”

Washington Post: 18-year-old killed in Brookland neighborhood, D.C. police say “An 18-year-old man was fatally shot Sunday night in Northeast Washington, according to D.C. police. The shooting occurred about 9:50 p.m. in the 2800 block of 14th Street NE. The victim was identified as Robert Lee Arthur Jr., of Northeast. Police said Arthur was shot several times and died at a hospital. No other details of the shooting were made available.”

Fox5DC: Police: Juvenile shot in SE DC “D.C. police confirm a juvenile was shot early Monday morning in southeast Washington. Police say the shooting, which happened in the 4200 block of 7th Street SE, was reported around 2 am. The victim was conscious and breathing when he was taken to an area hospital. He is expected to survive.”

Fox5DC: 3 injured in triple shooting in Southeast DC “Police are investigating after three men were shot in Southeast D.C. The shootings happened in the 3000 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue around 3 a.m. Friday. No suspect information is available at this time.”

Fox5DC: DC police officer killed in car crash with tractor trailer in Howard County “A D.C. police officer was killed in a fatal crash in Howard County Monday morning, police say. Howard County police say 31-year-old Barry Martin Eastman, of Ellicott City, Maryland, was driving a 2015 Kia Forte heading north on Route 32 in Clarksville at around 8 a.m. when he crossed the double yellow lines and crashed into a tractor trailer traveling in the opposite direction.”

NBC Washington: DC woman says she was beaten by group of girls in unprovoked attack “A D.C. woman said a group of girls beat her up on the street this weekend in an unprovoked attack that left her bloody and bruised. Christy Mcpeek said she was walking at around 11:30 p.m.Saturday on 2nd Street in the Eckington neighborhood of Northeast D.C. near her home.”

Public Safety Updates

Fox5DC: Vigils held to remember slain DC teen Zaire Kelly “Family and friends gathered in the District to remember a promising student athlete shot and killed last week. On Monday afternoon, a “Celebration of Life” took place at Thurgood Marshall Academy in Southeast D.C. to remember Zaire Kelly as the 16-year-old boy’s teachers and classmates spoke about standout student and athlete.”

WJLA: DC Police officers heading to Puerto Rico to help with hurricane relief efforts “On Wednesday, nine Metropolitan Police Department officers and one sergeant will board an Air National Guard plane and head to the U.S. Territory of Puerto Rico to help with hurricane relief efforts following Hurricane Maria.”

NBC Washington: Fire damages Ecuadorean Embassy in DC “A fire at the Ecuadorean Embassy in Northwest, D.C. early Wednesday morning caused damage to the building and closed roads in the area. The fire happened just after midnight on the roof of the structure on 15th Street and Euclid Street.”

Washington Post: Man rescued after fall at Metro station trapped him in tight crevice “A D.C. Fire and EMS Rescue Squad rescued a man who fell from a Metro station platform Wednesday evening and became trapped against the station wall at Gallery Place, fire department officials said.”

NBC Washington: DC Appeals Court Won’t Revisit Ruling That Blocked Gun Law “A federal appeals court in Washington says it won’t reconsider a ruling that blocked a District of Columbia law making it difficult for gun owners to get concealed carry permits in the city. D.C. officials had asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to hear the case as a full court. The court declined in an order Thursday.”

NBC Washington: Hate Symbol Found on Georgetown Campus; 5th Case This Month “Police at Georgetown University say a hateful symbol was drawn on a trash can Tuesday, marking the fifth time offensive graffiti has been found on the campus this month. The cases appear to be related, Georgetown police said.”

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Posted September 29 2017 at 6:58 PM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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