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Daily News Clips - February 24, 2017


Two DC Police Officers were shot last night in an incident that remains under investigation. Both officers were transported to the hospital in stable condition. • There were three shootings in a two hour period last night in the Congress Heights neighborhood, and four people were injured. • A video was released of a person of interest wanted in connection with a first degree sexual abuse offense that happened in the Queens Chapel neighborhood. DC Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating the persons of interest.

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Crime Updates

NBC Washington: DC Police Searching for Missing 15-Year-Old Girl “A 15-year-old girl from D.C. has been missing for a week, police say. Miyonnah Davis was last seen about 9:52 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16 in the 1700 block of S Street SE, police said. She was wearing a black shirt, blue jeans and brown and green boots.”

Fox5DC: Ward 8 violence: 3 shootings in two hours on another violent night in SE DC “Thursday brought another extremely violent night in southeast DC. Over the course of two hours, three shootings were reported in Ward 8, and four people were shot. The shootings took place a half-mile apart along Wheeler Road in the Congress Heights area of Ward 8.”

WJLA: Police searching for suspect after allegedly sexually assaulting woman in Northeast, D.C. “Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a man in connection with a first degree sexual abuse offense that happened in the 700 block of Galloway Street, N.E.”

Fox5DC: Two officers shot in northeast DC, one suspect dead “Two police officers were shot Thursday night in northeast Washington, and a suspect is dead. Interim DC Police Chief Peter Newsham, alongside Mayor Muriel Bowser, told reporters just after midnight that the two uniformed officers suffered non-life threatening injuries, and are being treated at area hospitals.”

Washington Post: D.C. man who committed 10 armed robberies in three weeks gets 22 years in prison “A D.C. man who pleaded guilty to committing more than 10 armed robberies in three weeks was sentenced to 22 years in prison Thursday, prosecutors said.”

Police Update

Washington Post: Mayor names Peter Newsham as District’s police chief “Longtime law enforcement veteran Peter Newsham was named the District’s permanent police chief Thursday, signaling an intent by the mayor to maintain continuity amid a steady drop in crime and satisfaction over the direction of the department.”

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.”

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

Posted February 24 2017 at 12:41 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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