Crime Update from the DC Police Union

DC Crime Summary – September 3rd - September 9th, 2016

There were four homicides and several other violent crimes this week in the District. • Christopher Redfear, 23, of Capitol Heights, was found fatally shot near the Benning Ridge neighborhood on Friday night. There is no suspect information available at this time. • Juston Richardson, 24, of Northeast, was pronounced dead at a hospital after he was stabbed Monday evening near the Grant Park neighborhood. No suspect information is available at this time. • Joe Cook, 35, of DC, died after being shot multiple times in the Barry Farm neighborhood on Tuesday afternoon. No suspect information is available at this time. • Evan Williams, a 29-year-old security guard, was killed and a second man injured in a shooting late Thursday in the Congress Heights area. The second man’s condition was unclear and no suspect information is available at this time. • The twins of pregnant shooting victim Lakira Renee Johnson died shortly after being born Saturday. No arrests have been made in the Brentwood shooting that left Johnson and a man critically injured.

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WUSA9: Man stabbed in the face in Southeast “A man was stabbed in the face in Southeast D.C. on Saturday, Metropolitan Police said. The incident occurred around 4:45 p.m. near the intersection of South Capitol Street and Atlantic Avenue. The victim was found conscious and breathing and was transported to a local hospital. There is no further information available at this time.”

Washington Post: Man found fatally shot in Southeast “A Prince George’s County man was found fatally shot on H Street in Southeast Washington Friday night, and D.C. police did not have any suspects in custody Saturday or know why he was killed. The man was identified as Christopher Redfear, 23, of Capitol Heights, Md. Officer Hugh Carew said Redfear was found unconscious in the 5100 block of H Street SE, just off Benning Road, about 9:30 p.m. Friday. Redfear was taken to a hospital where he died of his injuries, Carew said.”

WTOP: DC man arrested for sexual assault on Orange Line train “A 27-year-old man was arrested at a Metro station after a train passenger said he sexually assaulted her Monday afternoon, Metro Transit Police said. Anthony Sinclair of D.C. is accused of exposing himself to a woman on an Orange Line train as it approached the Dunn Loring station around 2 p.m. Monday. He then tried to force her to perform a sex act. Sinclair was arrested immediately after the woman identified him. He has been charged with aggravated sexual battery and also assault and battery.”

Washington Post: Man fatally stabbed in Northeast Washington “A 24-year-old man was fatally stabbed Monday afternoon in Northeast Washington, according to D.C. police. Juston Richardson of Northeast was pronounced dead at a hospital after he was attacked about 5:20 p.m. in the 300 block of 50th Street NE, police said. Police released no other information. No arrests have been made.”

WUSA9: 35-year-old man shot and killed in SE DC “A man died after suffering multiple gunshot wounds in Southeast, D.C. Tuesday afternoon, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. The victim has been identified as 35-year-old Joe Cook of D.C. The shooting happened in the 2500 block of Elvans Road around 1:54 p.m. Police say Cook was pronounced dead at the hospital.”

WTOP: Twins of pregnant woman who was shot die after being born “The twins of a pregnant shooting victim died shortly after being born, the woman’s mother says. Cassandra Johnson, the mother of 21-year-old Lakira Renee Johnson, tells The Washington Post that her daughter, who was five months pregnant, went into labor on Saturday. She says the twins were born alive and named Heaven and Nevaeh, but soon died. D.C. Police say Lakira Johnson was shot on Aug. 30 as she was leaving a carryout in the northeast section of the city. Authorities say she was one of two bystanders wounded by gunfire. No arrests have been made.”

WUSA9: Security guard dead, another man injured after double shooting in SE DC “A security guard is dead after an overnight double shooting in Southeast D.C., police said. Metropolitan Police officials said officers were called to the 100 block of Atlantic St. around 11:15 p.m. Thursday for a report of a shooting. According to police, a security guard was driving down 3rd Street Thursday night, when a suspect opened fire, shooting him multiple times. Police said the security guard drove himself to a fire station for help. The guard, as 29-year-old Evan Williams, later died at the hospital.”

Washington Post: Man suspected of shooting randomly on Petworth street is on supervised release “A man who D.C. police said randomly fired a gun outside a grocery store on crowded Georgia Avenue in Petworth on Wednesday afternoon before being shot by an officer has been identified as a 22-year-old from Northwest Washington. Police said Thursday that Marc Jeffers faces charges that include assault with a dangerous weapon, carrying a gun without a license, unlawful possession of a firearm and discharging a firearm. He was recovering early Thursday at a hospital and thus did not have an initial appearance in D.C. Superior Court.”

Washington Post: D.C. police seek three in separate fatal shootings in August “D.C. police have issued arrest warrants in three separate fatal shootings in August. In the first case, police said they are searching for Daryl Thompson, 27, charged in a warrant with first-degree murder while armed. Police have charged him with killing Tyler Jerel McEachern,23, on Aug. 29 in the 3100 block of Buena Vista Terrace SE.”

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Washington Post: Outgoing police chief decries District’s ‘broken’ criminal justice system “D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier leaves her post in two weeks with high popularity and crime down over her tenure but frustrated by a system that she said allows repeat violent offenders back on the street time after time. In a far-ranging interview, the chief of nearly 10 years unleashed a blunt rebuke of the myriad local and federal agencies responsible for keeping offenders in check, saying there are too many failures and too little accountability.”

Mayor and City Council

WTOP: Bowser agrees with Lanier: DC justice system ‘broken’ “D.C.’s outgoing police chief Cathy Lanier has said the District’s justice system is broken, and at a news conference outside D.C. police headquarters on Wednesday, Mayor Muriel Bowser agreed. Bowser said she lays the blame on a system that splits accountability between locally elected officials and federally appointed officials.”

Public Safety

WUSA9: Juvenile male hit by car in Northwest “A juvenile male was hit by a car in Northwest D.C., police said. The incident occurred around 4:30 p.m. Friday near the intersection of Jefferson Street and Missouri Avenue. The boy’s name and age have not yet been released.”

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Posted September 09 2016 at 12:03 PM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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