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Daily News Clips - December 21, 2017

Summary

Within the span of two-and-a-half-hours, four men were shot in three shootings in D.C. Wednesday afternoon. Two men were shot about 2 p.m. in the 4200 block of Fourth Street SE. When officers arrived at the scene, both were conscious and taken to a hospital. There are no suspects at this time. An hour later, police responded to a second shooting five minutes away from the Children’s National Medical Center. Less than a mile away, a third shooting happened in the 600 block of Park Road NW. Police found a man shot but conscious and breathing. • Police are looking for a teenager who was last seen in Southeast D.C. Tuesday morning. Fifteen-year-old Jeremiah Gregg was last seen around 2 p.m. Tuesday in the 2400 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE, D.C. police said Wednesday.

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Crime Updates

NBC Washington: 4 Men Injured in 3 Shootings in D.C. “Within the span of two-and-a-half-hours, four men were shot in three shootings in D.C. Wednesday afternoon. Two men were shot about 2 p.m. in the 4200 block of Fourth Street SE. When officers arrived at the scene, both were conscious and taken to a hospital. There are no suspects at this time. An hour later, police responded to a second shooting five minutes away from the Children’s National Medical Center. Less than a mile away, a third shooting happened in the 600 block of Park Road NW. Police found a man shot but conscious and breathing.”

WJLA: Police: 15-year-old teenager missing; last seen in Southeast D.C. “Police are looking for a teenager who was last seen in Southeast D.C. Tuesday morning. Fifteen-year-old Jeremiah Gregg was last seen around 2 p.m. Tuesday in the 2400 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE, D.C. police said Wednesday.”

Fox5DC: Stolen 7-year-old DC girl’s dog returned home to family “It was a happy ending for a 7-year-old D.C. girl after her dog was stolen from her family’s yard just days before Christmas. Reagan Turner said her labradoodle named Biscuit was taken by a man at around 1 p.m. Wednesday at their home on 32nd Street in Southeast D.C. About eight hours later, Biscuit was returned home to the family by two strangers who told them that they found the dog on Pennsylvania Avenue.”

Public Safety Updates

Fox5DC: Staffing shortage leaves US Marshals unable to serve warrants to hundreds of wanted fugitives “Hundreds of warrants for wanted fugitives are not being served because of a manpower shortage within the U.S. Marshals Service. Warrant squads are not getting the personnel they need because courthouse and prisoner security are the top priority. It is an issue that has been an ongoing problem for at least a year or more.”

NBC Washington: Man Shoots, Kills Dog in DC “A man shot and killed a pit bull that he said was in a fight with his pit bull in Northwest D.C. News4’s Kristin Wright reports.”

NBC Washington: Santas Strike Outside DC Walmart “Santas walked the picket line outside a D.C. Walmart in protest of the supermarket company’s holiday pay.”

Mayor and City Council

NBC Washington: D.C. Allowing Property Owners to Prepay 2018 Property Taxes in 2017 “Washington, D.C., property owners can prepay their 2018 property taxes to avoid the limit on how much can be deducted under the tax reform legislation passed by Congress Wednesday, officials said. Mayor Muriel Bowser, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, and Chief Financial Officer Jeff DeWitt made the announcement Wednesday afternoon.”

WJLA: Board of Education holds off on vote calling for independent investigation into DC schools “In an unexpected move, D.C.’s State Board of Education decided to hold off on voting on a “resolution calling for an independent investigation into data and accountability practices in district schools.” The request for an independent investigation comes after 7 On Your Side found that at least 26 Ballou High School students graduated with more than 100 unexcused absences.”

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Posted December 21 2017 at 10:05 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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