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Daily News Clips - January 17, 2017


Vivian Marrow, a 68-year-old grandmother, was fatally shot yesterday in the Barry Farm neighborhood. Ms. Marrow, who was in a wheelchair, was outside for only a few minutes before she was struck by a bullet in crossfire. • Elliott Avery Starks, 34, was identified as a suspect in connection with the stabbing death of Antina Cindette Pratt, 40, and he was charged with first-degree murder. The victim was found dead on November 8 in wooded area near the Barry Farm neighborhood.

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Washington Post: Woman in wheelchair killed in daytime gunfight in Southeast D.C. “Minutes earlier, Vivian Marrow had rolled her red wheelchair just outside the front gate of her decaying apartment complex in the 2400 block of Elvans Road in Southeast Washington. Some neighbors said she was headed to the grocery store. Others said she had just gone out for a smoke. Regardless, at 10:19 a.m., two people exchanged gunfire, and Marrow was struck. The 68-year-old grandmother and mother of three was taken to a hospital, where she died.”

Washington Post: D.C. police identify suspect in November stabbing death of woman in Southeast “D.C. police have identified a suspect in the November stabbing death of a 40-year-old woman whose body was found in woods near the Barry Farm neighborhood in Southeast Washington. Elliott Avery Starks, 34, has been charged in an arrest warrant with first-degree murder while armed. He was being sought on Friday. Police did not say where Starks might live.”

NBC Washington: 2 Men Found Dead Inside Northeast DC Home “Two men were found dead early Monday inside a home in Northeast D.C., police say. The men, who police did not immediately name, were found in a home on the 1700 block of Lyman Place NE about 2 a.m. Monday, the D.C. police department said. Police investigated the deaths and closed the block to traffic.”

Washington Post: Family devastated by D.C.’s last homicide of 2016 “On a frigid Sunday afternoon, Antonias Butler’s mother and two sisters stood near the bus stop on East Capitol Street where he was found early Dec. 31 — stabbed, bleeding from the chest and fighting to breathe.”

Washington Post: Suspect arrested in seven residential burglaries on Capitol Hill “A 21-year-old man who police said targeted Capitol Hill homes with unlocked doors or windows has been charged with seven burglaries that occurred between September and December, some at homes where occupants were asleep.”

Two armed robberies at gunpoint took place in Georgetown on the Capital Crescent Trail

DC Police release photo of a wanted man for serially groping women

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WJLA: DC man shows gratitude to first responders who ‘brought me back from the dead’ ” On Martin Luther King Day, one DC man showed his gratitude for first responders after suffering a severe asthma attack that nearly killed him. Engine 25 in Southeast DC responds to dozens of calls each day, but the first responders don’t always learn the outcome.”

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NBC Washington: Security Officials, Protesters Prepare for Inauguration “As D.C.‘s homeland security office prepares for the safety of the Inauguration Day crowd, protesters are practicing tactics they hope will be disruptive.”

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Posted January 17 2017 at 9:24 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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