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Daily News Clips - February 16, 2018

Summary

Police are investigating after five people were shot in four separate incidents overnight in the District. Investigators say the shootings began around 10 p.m. Thursday when a man was shot in the 5000 block of B Street in the Southeast. The victim is expected to survive. All of the shootings are currently under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 911. • D.C. police on Thursday arrested a 52-year-old and charged him with fatally stabbing a man earlier this month inside a sixth-floor apartment in Chinatown. Jose Luzunaris, known as “Panama,” was charged with second-degree murder while armed. Police said Luzunaris has no fixed address. He could make an initial appearance in D.C. Superior Court on Friday.

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Crime Updates

Fox5DC: Police: 5 shot overnight in DC “Police are investigating after five people were shot in four separate incidents overnight in the District. Investigators say the shootings began around 10 p.m. Thursday when a man was shot in the 5000 block of B Street in the Southeast. The victim is expected to survive. Officers say two men were shot around midnight on the 3600 block of Hayes Street in the Northeast. One of the victim was hospitalized in critical condition. The second victim is expected to survive.”

Washington Post: Man charged in fatal stabbing in downtown D.C. “D.C. police on Thursday arrested a 52-year-old and charged him with fatally stabbing a man earlier this month inside a sixth-floor apartment in Chinatown. Jose Luzunaris, known as “Panama,” was charged with second-degree murder while armed. Police said Luzunaris has no fixed address. He could make an initial appearance in D.C. Superior Court on Friday.”

Public Safety Updates

Washington Post: Five people taken to hospital after being trapped in D.C. hotel elevator “Five people were taken to a hospital Thursday evening after D.C. firefighters rescued 26 people trapped in a service elevator at a Northwest Washington hotel, officials said. The elevator stalled in a subterranean level at the Marriott Marquis, in the 900 block of Massachusetts Avenue NW, fire officials said. Firefighters from Rescue Squad 1 opened the elevator car shortly after 6 p.m., said Vito Maggiolo, a spokesman. Those taken to the hospital complained of feeling ill effects from being stuck, Maggiolo said.”

Washington Post: District sues landlord Sanford Capital over poor housing conditions. Again. “D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine (D) has filed a pair of new lawsuits alleging poor housing conditions at buildings formerly owned by Sanford Capital, a company with an extensive network of apartments for low-income people that has drawn scrutiny for squalid conditions.”

Fox5DC: Emergency track work causing Metro delays along Green line “Emergency track work on Metro’s Green line may affect your morning commute Friday. Metro officials say the unscheduled track work is necessary to replace about 100 feet of rail near the Columbia Heights Station. The work began Thursday night.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: Regulators fault public hospital for care of patient left on floor before he died “Officials at the District’s only public hospital were unable to show that they promptly assessed a patient who repeatedly cried out that he couldn’t breathe, an investigation by the D.C. Department of Health has found. The investigation also determined that the hospital’s initial report of the incident to regulators was not accurate.”

Washington Post: D.C. public hospital’s former top doctor files whistleblower lawsuit “The former chief medical officer of D.C.’s only public hospital has filed a lawsuit against the hospital and its management consultants, alleging that he was fired in retaliation for testifying before District lawmakers about problems at the facility. Julian Craig, who until December oversaw all clinical operations at United Medical Center in Southeast Washington, said in a complaint filed Thursday in D.C. federal court that he acted as a whistleblower to expose “malfeasance affecting patient health and safety” and “submission of fraudulent statements to Medicare and Medicaid.””

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Posted February 16 2018 at 10:34 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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