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Daily News Clips - January 22, 2018

Summary

A man was shot and killed Saturday in Southeast Washington, the D.C. police said. Kenneth Poindexter, 29, of Southeast, was found about 1 p.m. in a house, police said. They said he had been shot multiple times • A Virginia man who sex-trafficked a 14-year-old girl and 16-year-old girl for two years was ordered on Friday to serve 30 years in prison and pay the victims the $648,000 they generated. Michael Edward Gunn, 41, ran a prostitution ring out of his home in Dumfries, Virginia, about 40 miles from Washington, D.C.. His wife, Angel Gunn, 35, and his live-in girlfriend, Vanessa Domingues, 31, assisted him. According to federal court documents, Gunn posted ads for the teenagers on the online classifieds website Backpage, using fake photos. Then, he, his wife or his girlfriend drove the teens to meet customers in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: Man slain in Southeast Washington Saturday afternoon “A man was shot and killed Saturday in Southeast Washington, the D.C. police said. Kenneth Poindexter, 29, of Southeast, was found about 1 p.m. in a house, police said. They said he had been shot multiple times.”

NBC Washington: Man Trafficked Teens Across DC-Area With Help From Wife, Girlfriend “A Virginia man who sex-trafficked a 14-year-old girl and 16-year-old girl for two years was ordered on Friday to serve 30 years in prison and pay the victims the $648,000 they generated. Michael Edward Gunn, 41, ran a prostitution ring out of his home in Dumfries, Virginia, about 40 miles from Washington, D.C.. His wife, Angel Gunn, 35, and his live-in girlfriend, Vanessa Domingues, 31, assisted him. According to federal court documents, Gunn posted ads for the teenagers on the online classifieds website Backpage, using fake photos. Then, he, his wife or his girlfriend drove the teens to meet customers in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.”

Fox5DC: Federal appeals court to hear arguments on DC sniper’s sentence “Bob Meyers doesn’t want partial justice for his brother. He wants full justice. And to him, that means leaving D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo’s sentence just the way it is: life in prison, with no chance of ever getting out. A federal judge has given a glimmer of hope to Malvo, who was 17 when he was arrested in the random shootings that killed 10 people and wounded three in and around the nation’s capital.”

NBC Washington: Masked Men Smash Stolen Pickup Truck Into 7-Eleven, Take ATM “Three men used a stolen pickup truck to smash into a 7-Eleven in northwest D.C. and steal an ATM early Friday. Surveillance video shows a blue Ford pickup truck backing up on to the sidewalk in front of the store in the 200 block of Cedar Street NW and crashing through the window before 2 a.m. “All of a sudden, I heard engines running and then I heard a pop,” said witness Lori Brown. “So I got out of the bed, opened the blinds, opened the curtains, looked outand there was a big truck. It was a Ford truck. I almost know the year. It’s blue, got some primer on it, and it was pulling up and backing up to bust out the window and all the brick.”“

Washington Post: D.C. police charge a 15-year-old boy in robberies that included a carjacking “A 15-year-old boy was arrested early Friday, D.C. police said, after he committed a string of crimes that involved a carjacking and a robbery in Northwest Washington. Police said the youth was captured after a pursuit that went into Southeast Washington. Authorities alleged that the youth tried to steal a vehicle about 10:30 p.m. Thursday in the 400 block of R Street NW in the Shaw area.”

Fox5DC: DC fire captain arrested for secretly filming girl in store fitting room at Fair Oaks Mall “A D.C. Fire and EMS captain has been arrested for secretly recording a teenage girl inside a store fitting room at Fair Oaks Mall. Fairfax County police say 50-year-old Rudolph Doering is charged with attempted unlawful filming of a minor for an incident that took place on Jan. 7. According to police, the Bristow, Virginia man used a cell phone to try to record a 13-year-old girl from a neighboring stall inside the fitting room at the Hollister Co. store.”

Public Safety Updates

NBC Washington: How Shutdown Affects Key Parts of Federal Government “Thousands of federal employees began their work week gripped with doubt, uncertain of when they’ll be able to return to work and how long they’ll have to go without being paid after a bitter political dispute in Washington triggered a government shutdown. Many government operations will continue - U.S. troops will stay at their posts and mail will get delivered. But almost half the 2 million civilian federal workers will be barred from doing their jobs Monday.”

NBC Washington: DC Officials: False Emergency Alarm Is Unlikely “False emergency alerts warning of an incoming ballistic missile terrified Hawaii residents on Saturday. Could it happen here? The head of the D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency said it’s unlikely. “[An alert] would go through at least a half-dozen people before it goes out to the public,” director Chris Rodriguez said. He said there is no single button in the D.C. Joint All Hazards Operations Center that could send such an alert.”

Mayor and City Council

NBC Washington: ‘DC Is Open’ If Federal Government Shuts Down, Mayor Says “As a shutdown of the federal government looms, Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser says the local government will continue to function and will pick up some federal functions, such as picking up trash on federal land. “Washington D.C. is open,” Bowser said in a press conference Friday morning on the National Mall. “Regardless of whether or not the federal government shuts down, the D.C. government will be open for business.” “We are here to do our job, and we call on the Congress to do their job,” she continued.”

Washington Post: D.C. Council holds off on investigation of public hospital’s leadership “A panel of D.C. lawmakers opted Friday to hold off on a formal investigation into the management of United Medical Center, the District-owned hospital that has come under growing scrutiny amid financial problems and questionable patient deaths. D.C. Council Health Committee Chairman Vincent C. Gray (D-Ward 7) had sought to open a more aggressive phase in the council’s oversight of the public hospital, which serves some of the poorest and sickest people in the nation’s capital.”

Police News

Washington Post: Federal officer fatally shot in Pennsylvania used to serve D.C. Superior Court “A federal officer who was killed Thursday while serving an arrest warrant in Harrisburg, Pa., formerly served D.C. Superior Court, the U.S. Marshals Service announced in a news release. Deputy U.S. Marshal Christopher David Hill, 45, worked at D.C. Superior Court from 2006 through 2009. Hill, an 11-year veteran with the agency, was shot while trying to arrest a woman wanted by Harrisburg police for terroristic threats.”

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Posted January 22 2018 at 10:06 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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