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Daily News Clips - August 21, 2017

Summary

A man was fatally stabbed Saturday night in the 800 block of Xenia Street SE, police said. The victim was identified as Anthony Graham, 40, of Southeast Washington. A second man was also stabbed in Saturday’s Xenia Street incident. He was critically injured in the incident, which occurred about 7:45 p.m. At least four other stabbings were reported in the District on Sunday. • An 8-year-old boy was shot and wounded Saturday night in Southeast Washington, authorities said. The police said the child was grazed and his injuries were described as not life-threatening.The shooting occurred about 8 p.m. in the 1400 block of 41st Street SE, according to the police.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: Weekend stabbings leave at least one dead, one critically wounded “A man was fatally stabbed Saturday night in the 800 block of Xenia Street SE, police said. The victim was identified as Anthony Graham, 40, of Southeast Washington. A second man was also stabbed in Saturday’s Xenia Street incident. He was critically injured in the incident, which occurred about 7:45 p.m. In another development, at least four stabbings were reported in the District on Sunday.”

Washington Post: 8-year-old shot near recreation center in Southeast DC “An 8-year-old boy was shot and wounded Saturday night in Southeast Washington, authorities said. The police said the child was grazed and his injuries were described as not life-threatening.The shooting occurred about 8 p.m. in the 1400 block of 41st Street SE, according to the police.”

Washington Post: Man dies after apparently jumping off pedestrian overpass in Northeast D.C. “A man was killed Thursday night when he apparently jumped from a pedestrian overpass onto the Anacostia Freeway in Northeast Washington and was then struck by a vehicle whose driver did not stop, D.C. police said.”

Washington Post: U.S. Park Police investigating stabbing in Franklin Square Park “U.S. Park Police are investigating a report of a stabbing Sunday in a park at 13th and K streets NW, authorities said. The incident occurred shortly after 3 p.m. in Franklin Square, a bustling park in downtown D.C., where church festivities were taking place through the afternoon.”

Washington Post: Man killed along Riverwalk Trail may have been targeted in family dispute “Police on Thursday arrested Wandell Roy, 41, of Northeast, and charged him with first-degree murder while armed. An arrest affidavit filed in court says the alleged shooter may have acted at the behest of a member of the victim’s stepfamily embroiled in a dispute.”

Public Safety Updates

NBC Washington: Double-Length Metrobus Crashes in NW DC, Eight Injured “A crash involving a double-length D.C. Metrobus injured eight people Sunday afternoon in northwest Washington. D.C. Fire and EMS said seven people were transported with non-life-threatening injuries, and another person was taken to the hospital with a medically-related injury.”

Washington Post: Don’t make the highway your solar eclipse viewing location, officials warn “If you are planning to view the solar eclipse this afternoon, don’t make the highway your viewing location. Local authorities are asking drivers to find safe locations to observe the partial eclipse and warning them that parking is not allowed on interstates and most state highways, except for emergencies.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: Community health leaders say D.C. isn’t doing enough to curb opioid overdoses “Opioid overdose-related deaths in the District have nearly tripled in two years — from 83 in 2014 to 231 in 2016. But advocates say city officials are not providing community health partners enough naloxone to stem the growing epidemic and have not written regulations to make naloxone available in pharmacies without a prescription.”

Washington Post: Fresh out of prison, D.C. politician who took bribes prepares to teach ethics “Former D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown, who recently finished serving time in prison for accepting bribes, is preparing to deliver a series of speeches about ethics to government employees. Brown, who was released from federal custody less than three months ago, must now fulfill an agreement he worked out with the ethics board in 2015 as part of his punishment for violating the city’s code of conduct.”

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Posted August 21 2017 at 9:35 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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