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Daily News Clips - August 9, 2017

Summary

A 22-year-old man was shot in the back and killed early Wednesday in the Anacostia neighborhood of Southeast Washington, according to D.C. police. The shooting occurred at about 1 a.m. in the 1200 block of W Street SE, in front of a church just off Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue. • A woman with an unusual neck tattoo was arrested Monday after police say she threw a knife at a man during an argument in Takoma Park. 23-year-old Oluwafunmi Gbolade faces attempt 2nd degree murder, 1st degree assault and malicious destruction of property charges after the incident.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: Man fatally shot in back in Southeast Washington “A 22-year-old man was shot in the back and killed early Wednesday in the Anacostia neighborhood of Southeast Washington, according to D.C. police. The shooting occurred at about 1 a.m. in the 1200 block of W Street SE, in front of a church just off Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, according to police.”

Fox5DC: Woman with ‘bowtie’ tattoo arrested after allegedly attacking man with knife “A woman with an unusual neck tattoo was arrested Monday after police say she threw a knife at a man during an argument in Takoma Park. 23-year-old Oluwafunmi Gbolade faces attempt 2nd degree murder, 1st degree assault and malicious destruction of property charges after the incident.”

Washington Post: Man charged in fatal crash tells police he smoked PCP, court documents say “A man who D.C. police say crashed a vehicle in Northeast Washington on Saturday, killing a passenger and causing the car to burst into flames, told authorities he had smoked PCP before driving, according to court documents.”

Washington Post: D.C. police arrest suspects in two homicides from violent weekend “D.C. police on Tuesday arrested suspects in two of four homicides, including one of a teenager, that occurred over a violent weekend at the end of July, authorities announced.”

Fox5DC: Man suspected of taking ‘upskirt’ photos of women at DC Metro station arrested “Police arrested a 19-year-old man they say was responsible for taking ‘upskirt’ pictures of a woman at a D.C. Metrorail station. The incident allegedly happened last Thursday night as a woman was exciting the Columbia Heights station on an escalator.”

Public Safety Updates

Fox5DC: Attorney: DC police officer’s controversial shirt may jeopardize criminal cases “A t-shirt worn by a D.C. police officer that activists say includes racist symbolism may lead to challenges to hundreds of criminal cases, according to a D.C. defense attorney. The shirt controversy has already led to the dismissal of one such case this month.”

Fox5DC: United Medical Center newborn nursery services restricted for 90 days “Newborn nursery services at United Medical Center have been restricted by the D.C. Department of Health. Health officials said the license for obstetric and nursery services at the hospital have been restricted for 90 days or until “the hospital implements its plan for obstetrics and nursery services.” The department of health did not elaborate on why the services were being restricted.”

Fox5DC: Outpouring of support at fundraiser to help injured firefighter “An outpouring of support has begun for a D.C. firefighter injured on the job. People lined up early for the gathering at the Tune Inn Restaurant & Bar in Southeast, D.C. for a breakfast fundraiser for firefighter Dane Smothers, Jr.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine accepted $3,500 in donations that exceeded campaign limits “Regulators are scrutinizing $3,500 in excessive donations to the 2014 election bid of Attorney General Karl A. Racine, a potential embarrassment for one of the District’s foremost champions of campaign-finance reform. The D.C. Office of Campaign Finance is reviewing five contributions that were above the legal limits imposed on donors, according to agency spokesman Wesley Williams.”

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Posted August 09 2017 at 10:14 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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