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Daily News Clips - February 23, 2017

Summary

Two men were shot and a woman was stabbed in separate incidents in the Congress Heights neighborhood Wednesday morning. One of the male victims was in stable condition, while the other suspect is in critical condition. • Jennifer Martinez, 17, was described as critically missing by DC Police. She was last seen February 7th in the Petworth neighborhood, and authorities are asking for the public’s assistance in locating her.

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Crime Updates

WJLA: 2 men shot, woman stabbed in separate incidents blocks away in Southeast D.C., police say “Two men were shot and a woman was stabbed in separate incidents blocks away from each other Wednesday morning in Southeast Washington, according to police. Police say one man is in critical condition and the other is in stable condition. Authorities say they’re searching for a potential third victim in the shooting.”

WJLA: D.C. Police searching for critically missing 17-year-old girl “Police in D.C. need the public’s help in locating a 17-year-old girl who was last seen on February 7. Police in D.C. need the public’s help in locating a 17-year-old girl who was last seen on February 7.”

Washington Post: Suspect arrested in August killing behind recreation center in Northwest “Law enforcement authorities have arrested a suspect in Baltimore in connection with the Aug. 8 killing of a 45-year-old man who was shot behind a recreation center on Georgia Avenue in Northwest Washington. Herman Lee Cook Jr., 46, had been identified as a suspect a few days after the shooting and was being sought for the past six months on a charge of second-degree murder. D.C. police on Wednesday confirmed the arrest.”

WJLA: VIDEO: Person armed with shotgun wanted for robbery at convenience store in Northeast D.C. “Metropolitan Police are searching for a person armed with a shotgun who robbed a convenience store on Feb. 18 in Northeast Washington. The robbery took place in the 5500 block of South Dakota Avenue, NE. In a video released by police, the armed robber walks into the store carrying a shotgun and a customer at the counter gets on the ground.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: D.C. mayor wants insurance companies to pay for ambulance service in District “The District’s mayor said Wednesday she will seek legislation requiring insurance providers to pay the entire costs for ambulance rides and other medical services by first responders, as authorities continue to grapple with ways to improve the emergency response system.”

Washington Post: D.C. Council agenda, Feb. 23-March 1, 2017 “This is the meeting schedule for the D.C. Council and its committees in the week ahead. All meetings are in the Council Chamber of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, unless otherwise noted. The agenda is subject to change. For updates and information, go to dccouncil.us.”

If you know anyone who has information regarding suspects, please call DC police.

Posted February 23 2017 at 12:55 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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