DC Crime Summary - January 5th - 11th 2018
There were two homicides and several violent crimes this week in the District. • A 19-year-old man was shot and killed in Southeast D.C., police said, marking the first fatal shooting of the year. Police responded to the 2400 block of Skyland Place about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday after reports of gunshot sounds. Officers found the victim, Paris Brown, unconscious and suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Fire and EMS officials found no signs consistent with life, police said. • A D.C. teenager shot more than a year ago died of his injuries Friday, becoming the city’s first homicide victim of 2018. James Colter was shot multiple times and found unconscious behind a Northeast Washington home on Dec. 9, 2016. After suffering from his injuries for more than a year, Colter, who turned 17 since he was shot, died Friday. The next day, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled his death a homicide. • D.C. police say a shooting took place outside of George Washington University Hospital Tuesday night. According to police, a man was shot at around 7:47 p.m. in the 900 block of 23rd Street in Northwest D.C. After being wounded, the victim walked into the hospital and was conscious and breathing. • Two men face up to life in prison when they are sentenced in April for trafficking teenage prostitutes across the D.C. area. Ivan Williams, 28, and Dennis Davis, 26, were found guilty by a jury in Alexandria federal court Wednesday evening. Prosecutors said the men used the proceeds from prostitution to fund their dreams of rap stardom. • Police are asking for help finding a 2-year-old boy they say was last seen with his father on Tuesday in Southeast, D.C. Officers say Emir Sheffield was reported missing after he was last observed in the 2400 block of Alabama Avenue with his biological father, Sherrod Twitty. He was reported missing the following day. Emir is described as a black male with a light complexion. He is 3-foot tall, weighs 25 pounds, and has black braids and brown eyes. He was wearing a red shirt, blue pants, tan boots, a tan jacket and a red hat when he was last seen.
Posted January 12 2018 at 7:50 PM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link