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Daily News Clips - April 21, 2017


Aaron Beckhan, 19, was arrested and charged in connection with shooting another person on Tuesday, April 18th. According to reports, the victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to a local hospital. • A photo was released of two men armed with assault rifles who attempted to rob another vehicle in the Brightwood Park neighborhood. DC Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the suspects. • A woman sleeping in a tent near the NoMa Metro station was injured in a shooting on Wednesday. No arrests have been made in the incident, and authorities are investigating the incident.

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Crime Updates

WJLA: Man, 19, arrested for shooting of victim in Southeast D.C., police say “A 19-year-old man was arrested for the shooting of another person on April 18 in Southeast Washington, according to police. Aaron Beckhan (aka Aaron Beckham) is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon (gun).”

NBC Washington: Men Armed With Assault Rifles Take Empty Bag From Armored Car Guard “Two men armed with assault rifles attempted to rob an armored car Wednesday, but all they got away with was an empty bag, the Metropolitan Police Department said. An armored car employee with an empty currency bag was walking toward a business in the 5400 block of 5th Street in northwest D.C. when the gunmen ordered him to the ground and took the bag, police said.”

Washington Post: Man shot during rush hour near New York Avenue and North Capitol Street “A man was shot Thursday during a robbery attempt in the Truxton Circle neighborhood of Northwest Washington, one block from the interchange of New York Avenue and North Capitol Street, according to D.C. police.”

Washington Post: Woman sleeping in makeshift tent near Northeast D.C. Metro station wounded in shooting “A woman sleeping in a tent near the NoMa-Gallaudet University Metro station in Northeast Washington was shot Wednesday night by someone who fired into the makeshift structure, according to D.C. police.”

WJLA: D.C. Police report 6 crime unit arrests over 5 day period for drug, gun offenses “D.C. Police’s Criminal Interdiction Unit and Gun Recovery Unit reported making the following arrests in North and Southeast D.C. from April 12 to April 17”

Washington Post: Man sought in sexual assault and attempted sexual assault in Northeast D.C. “D.C. police are searching for a man in connection with a sexual assault and an attempted sexual assault that occurred this month in Northeast Washington, one of them at knifepoint, according to authorities.”

WJLA: FBI: Man wanted for attempted bank robbery at Capital One in D.C.; $5K reward offered “A man is wanted for an alleged attempted bank robbery at a Capital One branch on April 19 in Northwest Washington. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on Thursday says they’re offering a $5,000 reward for information.”

WJLA: VIDEO: Person wanted for burglary of business in Northwest D.C., police say “Police are searching for a person wanted for the burglary of a business on April 7 in Northwest Washington. The incident happened in the 1500 block of I Street, NW.”

Police Update

WJLA: D.C. Police: Officer dragged by driver in Northwest during traffic stop “A D.C. police officer was dragged by a driver that had been pulled over for a traffic stop early Thursday morning, authorities report. According to D.C. police, an officer stopped a Nissan Altima in the vicinity of 12th and New York Avenue Northwest around 2:30 a.m. when the incident took place.”

Public Safety Update

Fox5DC: Wiedefeld: $15.5 billion needed over 10 years to keep Metro safe and reliable “Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld says the transit system needs $15.5 billion dollars over the next 10 years to stay in service. In a plan released on Wednesday, Wiedefeld says local government needs to provide dedicated funding of $500 million a year in order to pay for maintenance and equipment.”

Mayor and City Council

NBC Washington: Eight-Foot Statue of Marion Barry Taking Shape “An 8-foot statue of “Mayor for Life” Marion Barry is taking shape. It’s set to be erected outside the John A. Wilson Building in downtown D.C. News4’s Tom Sherwood spoke with the sculptor, Steven Weitzman, on what he wanted to show.”

If you know anyone who has information regarding suspects, please call DC police.

Posted April 21 2017 at 9:51 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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