DC Crime Summary – May 19th - 25th, 2017
There was a homicide and several violent crimes reported in the District this week • Antonio Bassett, 35, was fatally shot early Monday morning near Fort Davis Park. No suspect information is available at this time, and police are actively investigating the incident. • Whitney Jones, 31, died after he was stabbed near the Capitol Hill neighborhood on Monday, and the death is pending further investigation after an autopsy revealed that a stab wound alone did not kill the victim. • An arrest warrant for second-degree murder has been issued for Seth Holmes, 23, in connection with the death of Damonta Thompson. Photos of the suspect were released by authorities, and police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating him. • Anthony Wade, 30, and his uncle, Antwain Bailey, 47, were sentenced to prison in connection with the fatal shooting of Aubrey Dansbury, 27, in March 2016. The incident occurred near the District-Maryland border in Southeast. • A video was released of a man wanted in connection with robbing a woman at gunpoint and then forcing her into an alley and sexually assaulting her near the H Street corridor in Northeast. Authorities are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the person of interest.
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Washington Post: Stab wound alone did not cause man’s death in Southeast, police say “A man, who D.C. police said earlier this week had been fatally stabbed during a fight in Southeast Washington, did not die of the stab wound, D.C. police said on Wednesday.”
Washington Post: Man fatally stabbed on the edge of Capitol Hill “A man was fatally stabbed Monday evening on a street in Southeast Washington at the edge of the Capitol Hill neighborhood, according to authorities. The stabbing occurred about 5 p.m. in the 1100 block of K Street SE, said Officer Hugh Carew, a police spokesman.”
Washington Post: Man fatally shot on Pennsylvania Avenue in Southeast Washington “A man was shot and killed inside a residence early Monday near Fort Davis Park in Southeast Washington, according to D.C. police. The shooting occurred about 4:50 a.m. in the 3900 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE, along a stretch of homes and businesses near Alabama Avenue.”
Washington Post: Investigators search for man in connection with D.C. shooting death “An arrest warrant has been issued in connection with a fatal shooting last week near the southern tip of the District, D.C. police said. Police said Friday that the D.C. Superior Court has issued a warrant charging Seth Holmes with second degree murder in the death of Damonta Thompson.”
Washington Post: Man, nephew sentenced to more than a decade in prison in 2016 fatal shooting “On Friday in D.C. Superior Court, the two men, 30-year-old Anthony Wade and his uncle, 47-year-old Antwain Bailey of Temple Hills, Md., were sentenced to multiple years in prison for the March 9, 2016, fatal shooting of Aubrey Dansbury, 27.”
WJLA: D.C. police ask for help locating man who allegedly robbed, sexually assaulted woman “D.C. police are asking for the public’s help locating a man who allegedly robbed a woman at gunpoint in Northeast, D.C. then forced her into an alley and sexually assaulted her. Police say the incident took place around 1:20 a.m. in the 600 block of Pickford Place on Saturday, May 6.”
WJLA: Man with dragon or serpent tattoo wanted for sexual abuse, robbery in DC “A woman tells D.C. police that she was walking in the 2100 block of E St. NW Tuesday at about 9 p.m. when a man assaulted and robbed her. Police say the man walked up to the woman, groped her and tried to remove her pants.”
Public Safety Update
Fox5DC: Deputy thanks DC firefighters for saving his life after suffering heart attack during hockey game ” St. Mary’s County deputy is grateful to be alive thanks to some quick-thinking first responders. On April 7, David Corcoran was playing goalie for the U.S. Capitol Police Department’s hockey team facing off against D.C. firefighters at the DC Firefighters Burn Foundation benefit tournament when he went into cardiac arrest.”
Fox5DC: DC attorney general turns over police body cam videos he once said the public had no right to see “A long running dispute over D.C. police body camera footage has finally come to a close. Attorney General Karl Racine has turned over five recordings FOX 5 has been asking to see since last September. The footage shows how police are using the cameras in their cases against suspected drunk drivers.”
NBC Washington: Rolling Thunder Motorcyclists to Rumble Into DC for 30th Year “Thousands of bikers are rumbling into Washington. The annual Rolling Thunder “Ride for Freedom” is set to start Friday, for the 30th year. The official events start Friday evening, but start to watch the roads for motorcyclists now.”
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Posted May 26 2017 at 9:48 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link