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Daily News Clips - January 18, 2018

Summary

Police say a woman has died after being shot and three others have been injured in a drive-by shooting in Southeast, D.C. The shooting was reported at about 11 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of 16th and U streets in the Anacostia area. D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser were less than a mile away when the shooting occurred as they were addressing the homicide investigation of a 14-year-old boy who was killed over the weekend in a nearby neighborhood. • An Uber driver wanted for trying to sexually assault a woman blocks away from the U.S. Capitol has been arrested, D.C. police say. A woman told police a driver she hired stopped his car in the middle of their trip and viciously attacked her about 4 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 10 on East Capitol Street SE. The victim told police the man parked his car during the trip and tried to sexually assault her.

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Crime Updates

Fox5DC: Southeast DC drive-by shooting leaves 4 injured “Police say a woman is in very grave condition after being shot, along with three others, in a drive-by shooting in Southeast, D.C. The shooting was reported at about 11 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of 16th and U streets in the Anacostia area. D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser were less than a mile away when the shooting occurred as they were addressing the homicide investigation of a 14-year-old boy who was killed over the weekend in a nearby neighborhood.”

NBC Washington: Police: Uber Driver Arrested for Attacking Woman Near Capitol “An Uber driver wanted for trying to sexually assault a woman blocks away from the U.S. Capitol has been arrested, D.C. police say. A woman told police a driver she hired stopped his car in the middle of their trip and viciously attacked her about 4 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 10 on East Capitol Street SE. The victim told police the man parked his car during the trip and tried to sexually assault her.”

Washington Post: Woman wounded in quadruple drive-by shooting in D.C. has died “A woman who was one of four people shot Wednesday outside a convenience store in Southeast Washington has died, according to the D.C. police department. The victim’s name wasn’t immediately made public. Police said the woman was the most severely wounded in the group that was struck by bullets shortly after 11 a.m. in the 2000 block of 16th Street SE, near Good Hope Road in Fairlawn.”

Fox5DC: Mayor Bowser and Chief Newsham search for answers in 14-year-old boy’s death “Mayor Muriel Bowser and D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham addressed the press and the community Wednesday, looking for answers in the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old boy in Southeast D.C. Sunday night. “We are here to ask for your help,” said Bowser. Detectives say Slaughter was shot in front of Garden Memorial Presbyterian Church in the 1700 block of Minnesota Avenue just before 7 p.m. He was on his way home from a run to the store.

Public Safety Updates

Washington Post: Man in critical condition after a fire in Southeast D.C. “Firefighters rescued one person Thursday morning from an apartment in Southeast Washington after a fire broke out. The blaze happened just before 3 a.m. in the 4200 block of 6th Street SE on the second floor of the building. A man was transported to an area hospital with critical injuries, officials said. He was rescued by ladder from apartment, where the fire started possibly on the stove, officials said.”

Fox5DC: Spike in flu cases in DC, health officials say “Did you get your flu shot yet? This season is shaping up to be a particularly bad one and it comes as we mark the 100th anniversary of one of the world’s most catastrophic disease outbreaks – the 1918 influenza pandemic. The D.C. Department of Health said it has seen a sharp increase of reported cases over the past week. It is also similar to what is being seen across the country and doctors fear it is only a matter of time before we could possibly see a super-flu.”

Fox5DC: New video shows rioters smashing windows, destroying vehicles during Inauguration Day protests “More than 200 videos that the prosecution used in the trial against protesters charged for the Inauguration Day riots in the nation’s capital have been released. The newly-released video comes from police body-worn cameras, various cell phones and other cameras that were used in the government’s case in December against six people who were eventually acquitted on rioting and destruction of property charges related to the protests that took place on Jan. 20, 2017 when President Donald Trump was being inaugurated.”

Mayor and City Council

NBC Washington: DC Graduation Problems Extend to Wilson High School, Councilmember Says “The day after a report showed 113 students at a Southeast D.C. high school graduated despite not meeting the necessary requirements, a D.C. councilmember says the same report shows similar problems at a high school in a predominantly affluent neighborhood. Councilmember Mary Cheh said Wednesday that the study done by an independent auditing firm indicates that 34 percent of graduates at Woodrow Wilson High School in Northwest did not meet attendance requirements.”

Fox5DC: Councilwoman Calls Easing DC Water Fees a Top Priority, Sends Suggestions to Lower Bills “There’s a promising new development in a News4 I-Team investigation of Washington, D.C.‘s growing water bills. After the I-Team exposed a skyrocketing fee—and groups that couldn’t pay—a D.C. councilwoman is now suggesting ways DC Water can fix the problem. “It is a top priority for me in the coming months to work with DC Water, the mayor and my fellow councilmembers to address the very high water bills that some customers are paying,” wrote Councilwoman Mary Cheh in a six-page letter sent to DC Water Tuesday.”

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Posted January 18 2018 at 10:08 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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