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Daily News Clips - February 21, 2017


Eric Linnair Wright, 53, was found dead near the H Street corridor, after DC Police responded to reports of gunshots on Friday night. No suspect information is available at this time, and authorities are actively investigating the incident. • After Walter M. Clark, 63, died from injuries he sustained during an assault inside of a Carver/Langston residence, Thomasine Bennett, 76, was charged with first-degree murder while armed. DC Police allege the suspect struck the victim with a bat. • Talisha Coles, 16, was described as critically missing by authorities. She was last seen a few blocks south of the H Street corridor, and DC Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating her.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: Police ID man found fatally shot in Northeast D.C. “D.C. police said a man who was shot Friday night in Northeast Washington has died. Department spokeswoman Rachel Reid said police responding to a report of gunshots in the 900 block of 12th Street NE about 9:20 p.m. found Eric Linnair Wright, 53, of Northwest D.C. Wright was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.”

Washington Post: 76-year-old woman charged with murder in beating of D.C. man “District police have charged a 76-year-old woman with murder in the beating death of an elderly man in Northeast on Friday. Walter M. Clark, 63, was found injured and unconscious inside a residence and then taken to a hospital after police responded to an“investigate the trouble” call in the 700 block of 21st Street NE shortly before 1 p.m.”

WUSA9: MISSING: 16-year-old NE D.C. girl “Metropolitan Police need the public’s help finding a 16-year-old girl who went missing on Thursday, Feb. 16. Talisha Coles was last seen around 8 a.m. on Thursday in the 1000 block of Maryland Avenue in Northeast.”

WJLA: D.C. man wanted for deadly shooting of victim during fight at house party in Arlington “Arlington Police continue searching for a man they believe is responsible for killing a 23-year-old man at a housewarming party over the weekend.”

Barricading situation in Benning neighborhood ends peacefully following a stabbing Saturday afternoon

DC Police continue to search for whoever set a woman’s hair on fire during the inaugural parade

Police Update

Washington Post: D.C. mayor close to naming permanent police chief “The search for the District’s permanent police chief is entering its final stages, according to officials close to the mayor, with most, if not all, interviews complete and an announcement on Cathy L. Lanier’s replacement expected soon.”

Washington Post: Special police officer injured in shooting in Southeast D.C. “District police are investigating a shooting Saturday night in Southeast that injured a special officer with a private company. The shooter is still at large. District police said the unidentified suspect came to the 2300 block of Green Street SE to visit his girlfriend and parked his vehicle in the residential parking lot about 8 p.m.”

Public Safety Update

Washington Post: Four taken to hospitals after carbon monoxide incident in DC “Four people were taken to hospitals early Sunday morning after elevated levels of carbon monoxide were found in an apartment in the District, authorities said. The incident occurred about 1:30 a.m. in a the 700 block of 51st Street NE, the DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department said.”

Washington Post: University of District of Columbia professor dies a week after house fire “John Slack, 75, a faculty member and administrator at the University of the District of Columbia, died Friday after being critically injured Feb. 10 in a fire at his home on Capitol Hill, according to authorities.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: D.C. mayor does not sign — or veto — family-leave law, leaving critics on both sides “In the first real test of her power in the face of a new left-leaning D.C. Council, Mayor Muriel E. Bowser dodged a showdown over the city’s paid-family-leave bill. Bowser was opposed to the legislation, among the most generous paid-leave policies in the country, for several reasons. She was concerned about the $250 million annual tax it would impose on employers.”

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Posted February 21 2017 at 1:11 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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