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Daily News Clips - January 26, 2018

Summary

Four people were wounded Thursday night during a shooting in Northeast Washington, where one man was found unconscious, D.C. police said. The shooting happened in the 1600 block of Kenilworth Avenue about 9:15 p.m., said Officer Hugh Carew, a spokesman. Police found one wounded man who was unconscious but breathing at the scene. Officers also found two men and a woman who were wounded but were conscious and breathing at the scene, Carew said. • A 16-year-old girl was shot in the head and critically injured inside an apartment Thursday afternoon in the Ivy City neighborhood of Northeast Washington, according to D.C. police. Police Chief Peter Newsham said officers detained a man outside the apartment complex in the 1000 block of Mount Olivet Road NE, and detectives were questioning him as a person of interest. No arrest had been made as of Thursday evening.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: Four shot and wounded in Northeast Washington “Four people were wounded Thursday night during a shooting in Northeast Washington, where one man was found unconscious, D.C. police said. The shooting happened in the 1600 block of Kenilworth Avenue about 9:15 p.m., said Officer Hugh Carew, a spokesman. Police found one wounded man who was unconscious but breathing at the scene. Officers also found two men and a woman who were wounded but were conscious and breathing at the scene, Carew said.”

Washington Post: Teen girl shot in head inside apartment in Northeast Washington’s Ivy City “A 16-year-old girl was shot in the head and critically injured inside an apartment Thursday afternoon in the Ivy City neighborhood of Northeast Washington, according to D.C. police. Police Chief Peter Newsham said officers detained a man outside the apartment complex in the 1000 block of Mount Olivet Road NE, and detectives were questioning him as a person of interest. No arrest had been made as of Thursday evening.”

Washington Post: Police arrest man in burglaries at cellphone stores in Northwest D.C. “Police said they arrested Lorenzo Adams, 19, of Southeast on Wednesday and charged him with two burglaries and four other break-ins over the past several weeks, including one in which $10,000 was taken. The suspect was awaiting his initial appearance in court on Thursday.”

Washington Post: Man charged with murder in decade-old D.C. shooting “A 27-year-old man was arrested and charged with murder in connection with a D.C. shooting from 2008, police said Wednesday. At around 7:45 a.m. on June 22, 2008, officers responded to the 600 block of Farragut Street Northwest for the report of an unconscious person, D.C. police said in a statement. They found 21-year-old Michael Francis Taylor of Silver Spring suffering from a gunshot wound, and he was pronounced dead at the scene, the statement said. In 2015, police arrested Joshua Massaquoi of no fixed address and charged him with first-degree murder in Taylor’s killing. Court documents filed in that arrest said the shooting was related to a botched drug deal.”

NBC Washington: Police: Man Dumped 2 Tons of Trash Into DC Park “A man hired to haul trash away from a home is accused of dumping 2 tons of trash into Kenilworth Park in Northeast D.C. He even cut down trees to fit his truck into the woods.”

Public Safety Updates

NBC Washington: 10 Injured After Metrobus, Vehicle Crash in SE “Ten people were injured Thursday morning after a Metrobus and a vehicle collided in Southeast Washington, D.C. fire officials say. The crash happened in the area of Waclark Place and King Avenue about 11:30 a.m. Fire officials say nine adults and one child were taken to the hospital, but all of the injuries were minor. An ambulance bus has been called to the scene to help transport patients. No further details about the crash have been released.”

Fox5DC: Woman, child rescued from house fire in DC “Firefighters rescued a woman and a child from a burning house in Southeast, D.C. early Friday morning. The fire was reported just before 4 a.m. on the first floor of a house in the 3000 block of N Street.”

Fox5DC: The KnoNap: George Washington University student creates napkin to detect date rape drugs in drinks “A college student in D.C. has created a discreet way to find out what’s in your drink before you take a sip. Danya Sherman, who is a student at George Washington University, created the “KnoNap.”“

Fox5DC: Videos show Metro derailment as it happened; safety board meets to discuss investigation “Videos released by Metro at a safety hearing on Thursday showed new images of a derailment that forced dozens of passengers to evacuate railcars and walk along the tracks and through a tunnel to safety. FOX 5’s Matt Ackland tweeted several videos that were released of the January 15 incident that happened along a section of the transit system’s Red Line. The videos showed vantage points from inside and outside of the cars and along the tracks as the evacuation was taking place.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: ‘I’m cold, I’m hungry’: Volunteers count D.C.’s homeless population “As volunteers approached the two figures huddled under blankets near Union Station early Thursday morning, Timothy Brown’s muted voice called out: “I’m cold, I’m hungry.” Brown, 36, and his girlfriend Nikia Johnson, 22, chose to sleep on the street as temperatures dipped below freezing because they worried about being robbed in D.C.’s emergency shelters, which they said are dirty, unsafe and bedbug-infested. Brown and Johnson, who poked their heads out from under their blankets as they spoke, were among the District’s homeless residents counted as part of the nationwide annual “Point in Time” survey that uses a snapshot in time to estimate the U.S. homeless population.”

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Posted January 26 2018 at 10:13 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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