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Daily News Clips - January 12, 2018

Summary

A 19-year-old man was shot and killed in Southeast D.C., police said, marking the first fatal shooting of the year. Police responded to the 2400 block of Skyland Place about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday after reports of gunshot sounds. Officers found the victim, Paris Brown, unconscious and suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Fire and EMS officials found no signs consistent with life, police said. • Two men face up to life in prison when they are sentenced in April for trafficking teenage prostitutes across the D.C. area. Ivan Williams, 28, and Dennis Davis, 26, were found guilty by a jury in Alexandria federal court Wednesday evening. Prosecutors said the men used the proceeds from prostitution to fund their dreams of rap stardom.

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Crime Updates

NBC Washington: 19-Year-Old Killed in DC’s 1st Fatal Shooting of 2018 “A 19-year-old man was shot and killed in Southeast D.C., police said, marking the first fatal shooting of the year. Police responded to the 2400 block of Skyland Place about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday after reports of gunshot sounds. Officers found the victim, Paris Brown, unconscious and suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Fire and EMS officials found no signs consistent with life, police said.”

Washington Post: Two face life in prison for sex trafficking teenage girls “Two men face up to life in prison when they are sentenced in April for trafficking teenage prostitutes across the D.C. area. Ivan Williams, 28, and Dennis Davis, 26, were found guilty by a jury in Alexandria federal court Wednesday evening. Prosecutors said the men used the proceeds from prostitution to fund their dreams of rap stardom.”

Fox5DC: Human remains found in Prince George’s County identified as DC man reported missing in April “A missing D.C. man whose remains were later found along a highway in Prince George’s County has been ruled a homicide, police say. Marty William McMillan Jr. was reported missing after he was last seen on April 23 in the 2900 block of M Street in Southeast D.C. The 22-year-old’s remains were located along Suitland Parkway in Maryland on Oct. 30.”

Fox5DC: Arrest made after DC jewelry store burglarized twice in less than a month “A downtown D.C. jewelry store has been burglarized twice in less than a month. Bensons Jewelers on F Street in Northwest D.C. was first hit on Dec. 13 at around 3:16 a.m. The business was struck again this past Sunday at around 4:27 a.m.”

Fox5DC: DC firefighter accused of running over Md. man with SUV charged with murder, manslaughter “A D.C. firefighter under investigation for nearly a year has been indicted on second-degree murder and manslaughter charges. Gregory Bowyer Jr. is accused of running over and killing 21-year-old Nate McKinnon last February with his SUV in an Upper Marlboro shopping center parking lot.”

Public Safety Updates

Fox5DC: DC ranks 2nd worst for bed bugs, report says “The District nearly topped the list of the worst cities in the U.S. for bed bugs. The list released by pest-control service Orkin ranked Washington D.C. as the second worst bed bug city. Baltimore took the top honor while Chicago, Los Angeles and Columbus, Ohio rounded out the top five. Orkin said the list was based on data from where it performed the most bed bug treatments from Dec. 1, 2016 to Nov. 30, 2017.”

NBC Washington: Immigration Agents Questioned Staff at 7-Eleven Stores in DC, Maryland “Workers and managers at 7-Eleven stores in D.C. and Maryland were questioned by immigration agents on Wednesday in what officials described as the largest operation against an employer under Donald Trump’s presidency. Three 7-Elevens in D.C. and seven in Maryland were among the 98 franchise locations where U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) served audit notices, the agency confirmed Thursday. ICE said the Maryland locations are in: Baltimore; Frederick; Glen Burnie; Landover; Pasadena; Severna Park and Upper Marlboro. ICE did not release any specific addresses, or information on the locations of the D.C. stores.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: Council may end sunscreen ban in D.C. schools “Sunscreen-clad scofflaws in D.C. schools could soon be law-abiding students if some District lawmakers have their way. A little-known provision in D.C. law prohibits students from using medicine on campus or at school-sanctioned activities without a note from a doctor. Turns out, the federal Food and Drug Administration regards sunscreen as an over-the-counter medicine, rendering the skin-protecting lotion an illicit substance on campus grounds. But council member Mary M. Cheh (D-Ward 3) wants to consign the sunscreen ban to a dark corner, and she introduced legislation this week that would do just that.”

Washington Post: Public hospital officials privately drafted plan to shut nursery and delivery rooms “Leaders at D.C.’s only public hospital were planning to close the facility’s nursery and delivery rooms before those units were shut down because of safety problems by District regulators, confidential documents obtained by The Washington Post show. The documents show that the consultants running the hospital prepared a proposal to close United Medical Center’s obstetrics ward, citing both its drain on hospital finances and concerns about the quality of care provided to patients. The proposal was submitted via email on Aug. 6 to LaRuby May, the hospital board chairwoman appointed by Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D).”

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Posted January 12 2018 at 2:37 PM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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