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CRIME UPDATE FROM THE DC POLICE UNION

DC Crime Summary – October 8th - October 14th, 2016

There was one homicide and several other violent crimes this week in the District. • A man was fatally stabbed Thursday night in Northwest Washington near Fort Totten. Officers were called for a man down and found the victim suffering from several stab wounds, but was pronounced dead at the scene. No suspect information is available. • Sean Smith, 37, of Northeast, was charged with second-degree murder while armed in the August killing of Matthew Walker, 26, in the Burville neighborhood. • Two men were shot and wounded in the Kenilworth neighborhood late Saturday. No suspect information is available. • A man was stabbed in a domestic dispute that look place near the Barry Farm neighborhood just before 2 a.m. Sunday. Tressa Chambers, 45, of Southeast, was arrested following the incident. • Two men and a woman were shot and wounded in three separate attacks within about 35 minutes Tuesday night in Southeast and Northeast Washington. • Montez J. Warren, 35, of Southeast, has been charged with first-degree murder while armed. He is accused of shooting Dante Miller, 24, after 2 a.m. on Aug. 21 near the Carver-Langston neighborhood.

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Washington Post: D.C. police arrest man in killing that sparked triple shooting in Northeast Washington “D.C. police arrested and charged a 36-year-old man Monday in the fatal shooting in August of a man in the Burrville neighborhood of Northeast Washington. Sean Smith of Northeast Washington was charged with second-degree murder while armed in the killing of Matthew Walker, 26, of Northwest D.C. Walker was fatally shot about 1:25 a.m., Aug. 7, in the 900 block of Eastern Avenue NE. He was pronounced dead at the scene.”

Washington Post: Two men shot, another stabbed in overnight violence in D.C. “Two men were shot and wounded in Northeast Washington late Saturday, D.C. Police said Sunday. Just after 10 p.m., an unknown assailant opened fire in the 3500 block of Hayes Street Northeast, according to police. Two men suffered gunshot wounds and were taken to local hospitals, according to D.C. Police spokesman Officer Hugh Carew said. The shooting scene was a third of a mile northwest of the Minnesota Avenue Metro station, in a U-shaped curve lined with apartment complexes. Police were still investigating the incident Sunday. Elsewhere overnight, in the 2600 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE, a man was stabbed in a domestic dispute just before 2 a.m. Police arrested 45-year-old Tressa Chambers, of Southeast Washington, in the incident.”

WUSA9: DC woman’s charges dropped after body cam video released “She was arrested and charged with a crime she didn’t commit. The case was headed to trial, until her attorney got ahold of the body camera footage. The woman, who did not want to be identified, was arrested by DC Police for having an open container of alcohol. She says, she was wrongfully arrested. But when it’s a classic case of he said, she said, how do you prove it? Her attorney had an idea. We’ve seen the importance of body camera footage, it’s usually a life-and-death situation, such as a police-involved shooting. But what about an open container arrest? ‘An average run of the mill case,’ said George Lyon, the attorney.”

Washington Post: Violent night - Three shot in 35 minutes in D.C. “Two men and a woman were shot and wounded in three separate attacks within about 35 minutes Tuesday night in Southeast and Northeast Washington, D.C. police said. The first shooting occurred about 11:10 p.m. in the 1900 block of M Street NE, in Carver-Langston. Police said a man was grazed by a bullet and was treated at a hospital. About 11:30 p.m., police said, a woman was shot in the 5300 block of E Street SE, in Benning Park near the Maryland border. She was reported to be conscious as she was being taken to a hospital. The third shooting occurred about 11:45 p.m. in the 3600 block of Jay Street NE, in the Mayfair Mansion apartment complex. Police said a man was shot several times, and was conscious at the scene.”

Washington Post: Suspect arrested in fatal shooting that occurred after D.C. block party “D.C. police on Wednesday arrested a suspect in the August shooting death of a man who authorities said was killed after a neighborhood block party had been broken up in Northeast Washington. Montez J. Warren, 35, of Southeast, has been charged with first-degree murder while armed. He is accused of shooting Dante Miller, 24, a few minutes after 2 a.m. on Aug. 21 during an altercation in the 1200 block of 18th Place NE.”

Washington Post: Police investigate report of shots fired in downtown DC during evening commute “D.C. police are investigating the report of gunshots shots being fired in Franklin Square park near a major commuter thoroughfare during the height of Wednesday’s rush hour. No one was injured, and D.C. police said it appears nothing was struck but the investigation was continuing. Authorities first received 911 calls reporting the sound of shots fired at 14th and K streets NW about 5:18 p.m., said Officer Hugh Carew, a spokesman. Multiple cruisers responded but by 5:25 p.m. police reported nothing being found.”

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WJLA: Special MPD unit helps build trust in D.C.’s deaf community “Police departments across the country have recently put extra emphasis on their community policing efforts, working to improve relations with the black community and other minority groups. In the same way, here in Washington, a special D.C. Police unit has been working for more than a decade to build trust with another local community.”

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Posted October 14 2016 at 11:58 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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