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Daily News Clips - February 9, 2017


Nathaniel Taylor, 23, was identified as a second suspect in connection with the killing of Nuru Frenche, 23, in the Deanwood neighborhood in April of this past year. DC Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating the suspect. • Matthew Ezekiel Stager, a 45-year-old man and a wanted sex offender, was arrested yesterday in the District. According to authorities, the suspect also has a history of drug abuse and mental illness.

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Washington Post: D.C. police search for second suspect in April killing “D.C. police identified a 23-year-old man Wednesday as a second suspect in the killing of a Brandywine man during a shooting in Northeast Washington in April. Police said they obtained a warrant for Nathaniel Taylor on a charge of first-degree felony murder in connection with the killing of 23-year-old Nuru Frenche. Frenche was found fatally shot in the 4900 block of Just Street NE about 10:30 p.m. on April 23.”

Washington Post: Sex offender missing from federal prison is caught in D.C. “A wanted sex offender who disappeared after leaving a federal prison in Virginia was caught Wednesday in the District, police said.”

Washington Post: ‘A part of me is gone’: D.C. mother mourns the slaying of her 17-year-old son “Phyllis Stover held a simple wish that her 17-year-old son, Derronn, would walk across a stage with a high school diploma. At home, he was a lovable teenager who looked out for his four older sisters, heaped playful attention on his 6-year-old brother and acted as the protector for a single mother living in Southeast Washington.”

NBC Washington: Third Man Arrested in Killing of Transgender Woman Deeniquia Dodds “A third man has been arrested and charged in the killing of a 22-year-old transgender woman in D.C. on July 4. Montee Tyree Johnson, 21, was arrested Wednesday in the death of Deeniquia Dodds. Johnson, of Southeast D.C., has been charged with first-degree murder while armed, D.C. police said.”

WUSA9: Fmr. Chief Lanier says DC mansion murderer could have acted alone “The gruesome murders of three family members and their housekeeper in a Northwest, D.C. mansion in 2015 could have been the work of just one man, former MPD Chief Cathy Lanier said on Wednesday, in a departure from what had been the DC police department’s theory of the case.”

WJLA: DC man pleads guilty to threat of numerous bombs at Union Station “A District of Columbia man has pleaded guilty to a federal charge stemming from a 911 call he made last summer that falsely claimed numerous bombs were set to go off at Union Station.”

Jeffrey A. Wertkin, 40, was arrested by FBI for trying to sell a copy of a sealed federal lawsuit

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Washington Post: D.C. Council agenda, Feb. 9-15, 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”

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

Posted February 09 2017 at 9:20 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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