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Daily News Clips - January 16, 2018

Summary

A 14-year-old boy died after he was shot Sunday night in Southeast D.C., police say. Steven Slaughter was killed on the 1700 block of Minnesota Avenue SE, police said Monday morning. He was a ninth-grader at Friendship Collegiate Academy. Slaughter was shot as he headed home from a corner store with a friend. Officers responded after 7 p.m. after a report of a shooting. • A 17-year-old teenager is dead and two others were injured in a shooting in Northeast D.C. on Friday, according to officials. D.C. police said the shooting happened in the basement of a home in the 400 block of Riggs Road Northeast near LaSalle Elementary School at about 2:05 p.m. Authorities said when officers arrived at the home, 17-year-old Davon Fisher and two men were found suffering from gunshot wounds.

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‘The Best Kid Ever’: Boy, 14, Killed in Shooting in Southeast DC “A 14-year-old boy died after he was shot Sunday night in Southeast D.C., police say. Steven Slaughter was killed on the 1700 block of Minnesota Avenue SE, police said Monday morning. He was a ninth-grader at Friendship Collegiate Academy. Slaughter was shot as he headed home from a corner store with a friend. Officers responded after 7 p.m. after a report of a shooting.”

Fox5DC: Teen boy killed, 2 men injured in DC shooting, police say “A 17-year-old teenager is dead and two others were injured in a shooting in Northeast D.C. on Friday, according to officials. D.C. police said the shooting happened in the basement of a home in the 400 block of Riggs Road Northeast near LaSalle Elementary School at about 2:05 p.m. Authorities said when officers arrived at the home, 17-year-old Davon Fisher and two men were found suffering from gunshot wounds.”

Washington Post: Man arrested in armed robbery at 7-Eleven on Dupont Circle “D.C. police have arrested a man in the armed robbery of a 7-Eleven store in Dupont Circle last week. Cordell Brockington, 24, of Southeast Washington, was charged Friday with holding up the convenience store in the 1600 block of Connecticut Avenue NW at R Street. Police said the robbery occurred at 1:10 a.m. Tuesday when a man approached a cashier holding his shirt up and showing the butt of a gun tucked into the waistband of his trousers.”

NBC Washington: Employees: Masked Man Lit Liquid, Started Fire After Failed Robbery Attempt “Employees at a northeast Washington, D.C., gas station said a masked man, who tried to rob the place, squirted a liquid inside the store and lit it on fire early Saturday morning. Fire crews were called to 1900 block of Rhode Island Avenue Northeast and found the office and store portion of a gas station on fire. There were no injuries. Employees of the station said a masked man demanded money from the cashier. They said when he refused, the would-be robber squirted a liquid through the cash slot and lit it.”

NBC Washington: Metro Train Rape Victim Describes Attack at Suspect’s Trial “A woman who reported being raped on a busy Metro train outside Washington has given emotional testimony in the trial of the man accused of attacking her. John Hicks, of Washington, D.C., is charged with first-degree rape, first-degree sex offense and first-degree assault in the 2016 attack in Montgomery County, Maryland. The Washington Post reports that during dramatic testimony this week, the woman described the attack.”

Public Safety Updates

NBC Washington: Woman is critically injured in Bloomingdale fire “A woman was critically injured Sunday in a fire in her apartment in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Northwest Washington, authorities said. The woman was rescued from a top floor apartment in a three story building in the block of Rhode Island Avenue just west of North Capitol Street, said the DC Fire and EMS Department. The fire displaced about half a dozen residents, the department said. The cause was not immediately known.”

Washington Post: Brick wall collapses in D.C., injuring construction workers “Two construction workers were seriously hurt and a third suffered minor injuries Friday afternoon when a portion of a brick wall collapsed at a construction site in Northwest Washington, according to the D.C. fire department. The incident occurred about 2:30 p.m. in the 1500 block of North Capitol Street NW, in the Truxton Circle neighborhood north of New York Avenue. Vito Maggiolo, a fire department spokesman, said the workers were taken to a hospital for treatment.”

NBC Washington: Justice Department Targets Overseas Traffickers in Fight Against Fentanyl “The U.S. Justice Department said it is expanding its efforts to combat the Washington, D.C., region’s fentanyl crisis by targeting traffickers who ship drug components from overseas. Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced indictments against Chinese nationals suspected of trafficking large amounts of fentanyl to the United States, including drugs used in deadly overdoses.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: City charter board votes to shut down D.C.’s only all-girls public school “More than 700 students could be scrambling to find a new school for the next academic year after a D.C. board voted unanimously to revoke the charter of the city’s only all-girls public school. The six-member D.C. Public Charter School Board said Thursday that students at Excel Academy Public Charter School in Southeast Washington are lagging behind their peers, and the school — with students in preschool through eighth grade — shows scant evidence of improvement.”

Fox5DC: Resident with DC Medicaid claims he had his health insurance mistakenly canceled “Medicaid recipients across the District may want to double check their health insurance benefits. FOX 5 has received a tip saying health insurance was mistakenly canceled for many Medicaid participants. Northeast D.C. resident George Lavoie said he went to schedule a doctor’s appointment and was informed his health insurance was canceled. He said he receives benefits through Medicaid.”

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Posted January 16 2018 at 10:04 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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