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Daily News Clips - February 20, 2018

Summary

An 18-year-old Southeast D.C. man died Sunday from injuries he suffered when a gunman burst into a Washington Highlands apartment and opened fire early Friday morning, Metropolitan Police said. Shortly after 1 a.m. on Friday, police responded to the report of a shooting in a second-floor apartment the 4200 block of 7th Street, Southeast. A man also was shot in the incident, which occurred about 1:15 a.m. in the 4200 block of 7th Street SE. Police described his injuries as non life threatening. Police do not have a suspect or motive in the shooting. Detectives from the police department’s homicide unit are investigating. • A man was shot near the Brookland-CUA Metro station Sunday morning, D.C. police said. Police said the man was shot just after 11 a.m. on the 900 block of Monroe Street NE, and he was taken to a hospital “conscious and breathing.” Officers are looking for a suspect and no motive has been established yet for the shooting, according to police.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: Man succumbs to wounds two days after Southeast shooting “An 18-year-old Southeast D.C. man died Sunday from injuries he suffered when a gunman burst into a Washington Highlands apartment and opened fire, Metropolitan Police said. Shortly after 1 a.m. on Friday, police responded to the report of a shooting in a second-floor apartment the 4200 block of 7th Street, Southeast. Police do not have a suspect or motive in the shooting. Detectives from the police department’s homicide unit are investigating.”

Washington Post: Gunman bursts into Southeast D.C. apartment and opens fire, wounding 2 “A 15-year-old boy was critically wounded early Friday when a gunman entered an apartment in Southeast Washington and opened fire, according to D.C. police. A man also was shot in the incident, which occurred about 1:15 a.m. in the 4200 block of 7th Street SE. Police described his injuries as non life threatening. It was one of two shootings Thursday night and early Friday across the District. So far this year, four juveniles between the ages of 14 and 17 have been killed in shootings.”

Washington Post: D.C. police: Man shot near Brookland-CUA Metro station “A man was shot near the Brookland-CUA Metro station Sunday morning, D.C. police said. Police said the man was shot just after 11 a.m. on the 900 block of Monroe Street NE, and he was taken to a hospital “conscious and breathing.” Officers are looking for a suspect and no motive has been established yet for the shooting, according to police.”

Fox5DC: DC police searching for missing 9-year-old boy last seen with his sister “Police are looking for a missing 9-year-old D.C. boy after he was last seen in the company of his sister last week. Tourik Golder-Wimbish was last seen on Friday at around 3:15 p.m. in the 1500 block of Fort Davis Street in Southeast D.C. Police say he was later reported missing on Monday. The 9-year-old boy is described as a black male with a medium brown complexion, brown eyes and brown hair. He is 4 feet 5 inches tall and weighs around 85 pounds. He was last seen wearing black jeans, a gray hoodie, a black and green jacket and black Timberland boots.”

Washington Post: SUV passenger shot at by NSA police says wrong turn led to top-secret installation “At least one officer fired at the vehicle Wednesday morning, striking the windshield several times and leaving the unlicensed 17-year-old driver with an apparent shrapnel injury. The driver’s mother and Brown, in interviews Friday, described the incident as a mistaken turn and question the use of potentially deadly force.”

Washington Post: D.C. man sentenced to 48 years in prison for barbershop killing in Southeast “A District man was sentenced to 48 years in prison Friday for walking into a barbershop during the middle of the day and brazenly shooting a man sitting in a barber chair getting a haircut. In December, a D.C. Superior Court jury found Antwon D. Green, 29, guilty of felony first-degree murder while armed in the 2014 fatal shooting of Breond Keys, 38.”

Public Safety Updates

Fox5DC: Early delays after reports of smoke, fire in tunnel near Benning Road Metro station “Metro commuters were delayed Tuesday morning while emergency crews investigated reports of smoke and fire in a tunnel on the tracks near the Benning Road station. The incident was reported around 5:30 a.m. at the station along the 4500 block of Benning Road in Northeast D.C.”

NBC Washington: Teens Demanding Change in Gun Laws Lie Down Outside White House “Dozens of teenage students spread their bodies on the pavement in front of the White House on Monday to demand presidential action on gun control after 17 were killed in a school shooting in Florida. They were joined by parents and educators.”

Washington Post: Rescuers pull man from car after plunge off Rock Creek Parkway “A car went off Rock Creek Parkway and landed in the water Friday morning, requiring a rescue. Officials say the driver was not seriously hurt. The incident happened just after 9 a.m. near P Street NW, according to D.C. Fire officials. The car landed in about two feet of water. The driver, who was alone in the car, was transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, said Vito Maggiolo, a D.C. Fire spokesman. The crash is under investigation.”

Mayor and City Council

NBC Washington: 5 DC Council Members Call for Schools Chancellor’s Resignation After He Bypassed Lottery System “Five D.C. Council members are calling for D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Antwan Wilson to step down after the mayor’s office revealed he bypassed the highly competitive public school lottery system to get his daughter a coveted seat at a top high school. Deputy Mayor for Education Jennifer Niles resigned Friday after allowing Wilson to bypass the lottery, in direct violation of a mayoral order issued last year, as News4 was first to report.”

NBC Washington: Deputy Mayor for Education Jennie Niles Resigns After Letting Schools Chancellor Bypass Lottery System “D.C. Deputy Mayor for Education Jennifer Niles has resigned after she helped schools chancellor Antwan Wilson bypass the public school system’s competitive lottery system to secure a seat for his daughter at a top high school. Niles’ departure comes after revelations that she gave one of Wilson’s children preferential treatment for an out-of-boundary school placement, in a direct violation of a mayoral order issued last year.”

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Posted February 20 2018 at 9:47 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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