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Daily News Clips - February 27, 2017


A video was released of two persons of interest wanted in connection with the shooting death of Eric Linnair Wright, 53. DC Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying one suspect and locating both suspects. • Manuel Garcia Fernandez, a 35-year-old teacher in a public charter school, was charged with second-degree child abuse. The suspect allegedly had sexual contact with two female victims and one male victim.

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Crime Updates

WJLA: VIDEO: 2 people wanted for shooting death of man in Northeast D.C., police say “Two people are wanted for the shooting death of a 53-year-old man on Feb. 17 in Northeast Washington. Officers found Eric Linnair Wright with a gunshot wound in the 900 block of 12th Street, NE. Wright later died at an area hospital, according to police.”

Fox5DC: DC teacher arrested for alleged child sex abuse “The Washington Post reports that police say 35-year-old Manuel Garcia Fernandez, a teacher at the Latin American Montessori Bilingual Public Charter School, had sexual contact with two female victims and one male victim between Aug. 17 and Feb. 6. He has been charged with second-degree child sexual abuse.”

NBC Washington: Man Killed in Northeast DC Shooting Had Lengthy Criminal History “A man fatally shot during a shooting that injured two D.C. police officers had an extensive criminal history, court records showed. The shooting happened about 10:40 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of Holbrooke and Morse streets, Northeast, where police responded to an earlier report of shots fired, police said.”

Fox5DC: DC police seek armed robbery suspect “DC Police Department are looking for a suspect who robbed an Establishment with what appears to be a long barrel shotgun. The incident happened in the 5500 block of South Dakota Avenue, NE, on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at approximately 4:05 AM.”

Washington Post: Four armed late night robberies in Upper NW, nearby Montgomery “Three armed robberies were reported late Friday night in Upper Northwest Washington and a fourth in nearby Montgomery County, and D.C. police said they think that the same robbers carried out all of them.”

Police Update

Washington Post: Police: Shooting that wounded officers, killed man, occurred in gunfire exchange “A D.C. police officer and a man he was pursuing exchanged gunfire Thursday night during a violent struggle in the Trinidad neighborhood, police said Friday, leaving the man dead and two officers wounded.”

Fox5DC: Newsham: Body-worn cameras captured shootings of 2 DC police officers “One of the two DC police officers shot in northeast Washington on Thursday night has been released from the hospital, Acting Police Chief Peter Newsham said Friday afternoon. Newsham also said both of the injured officers had their body-worn cameras on, and they captured video of the shootings.”

NBC Washington: Students Bond With DC Police on the Court “Police officers in the District played basketball with students from Anacostia High School on Saturday afternoon. It’s part of the city’s effort to stop the violence in the city.”

Mayor and City Council

Fox5DC: DC council member proposes new bill to eliminate catcalling, street harassment “Catcalling on D.C. streets by District workers could soon be a thing of the past. D.C. lawmakers are reviewing legislation that would mandate all city employees to undergo street harassment training. And if they get caught harassing other people in public, they would have to face consequences.”

Washington Post: Tax dollars keep flowing to landlord D.C. is suing over housing conditions “The District has for years subsidized substandard housing owned by one of the city’s most controversial landlords, despite evidence of wretched conditions and official promises to ensure safe dwellings in the nation’s capital.”

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

Posted February 26 2017 at 11:01 PM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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