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Daily News Clips - April 28, 2017

Summary

A DC Police cruiser was struck by gunfire Thursday night near the Barry Farm neighborhood. No police officer was injured in the incident, and authorities are searching for a green Mazda with a Washington Redskins sticker in the mirror. • Christopher Devin Heard, 37, was identified as the man who was fatally shot Thursday morning in the Woodland Terrace public housing complex. No suspect information is available at this time, and authorities are actively investigating the incident.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: D.C. police car pierced by bullets in Southeast Washington “Bullets struck a D.C. police patrol car Thursday night in Southeast Washington, police officials reported. No officers were injured during the shooting. The incident happened as the cruiser was in the 2900 block of Pomeroy Road about 9:15 p.m., said Officer Sean Hickman, a spokesman.”

WJLA: Police: Man dead after early morning shooting in D.C. “A man is dead after a shooting in Southeast Washington early Thursday morning, D.C. police report. Officers near the area heard the shooting and found the man laying on the ground. According to police, he was shot in the chest and transported to a hospital in an unconscious state. He was later pronounced dead.”

Washington Post: Norman Brown, imprisoned in the last drug war, thought he’d die there. He was freed just as the war resumed. “The six teens encircling Norman Brown had been fantasizing about their freedom from the beige-walled youth incarceration center in Maryland. As their releases neared, Brown asked them to think about their homecomings. He didn’t ask them about what foods they’d eat first, the family they’d see or what they’d do to stay out of trouble.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: D.C. Council is urged to consider delaying landmark tax cuts “At least two D.C. Council members are proposing that the District delay tax cuts planned for next year and spend the resulting savings on schools. David Grosso (I-At Large) and Charles Allen (D-Ward 6) said in interviews that money set aside to offset some of the tax reductions may be better used to shore up funding for public education in next year’s budget.”

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Posted April 28 2017 at 10:01 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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