A man who was fatally shot Thursday night in the Ivy City neighborhood has been identified as Timothy Pretlow, 45, of Southeast. Police said he had been shot several times. A second man, who lives in Hyattsville, Md., was also shot in the incident. No arrests have been made. • Six robberies, at least three of them at gunpoint, were reported Friday night in the Edgewood neighborhood. No suspect information is available at this time. • Edgar Maddison Welch, of Salisbury, North Carolina, 28, was arrested for entering the Comet Ping Pong pizzeria near Chevy Chase. The suspect entered the restaurant and pointed his gun at the employee who was working at the time. Welch then fired shots inside of the restaurant. There were no injuries reported and the incident is still under investigation.
An ongoing Washington Post investigation has found a pattern of violent offenders returning rapidly to the streets and committing more crimes. Hundreds of criminals sentenced by D.C. judges under the Youth Rehabilitation Act, which was crafted to give second chances to young adult offenders, have gone on to rob, rape or kill residents of the nation’s capital. The original intent of the law was to rehabilitate inexperienced criminals under the age of 22 and allowed for shorter sentences for some crimes and an opportunity for offenders to emerge with no criminal record.
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Posted December 05 2016 at 10:43 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link