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Daily News Clips - July 10, 2017

Summary

One man was killed and another wounded in a shooting in Georgetown early Saturday, according to D.C. police. No arrests were made in connection with the shooting, and police did not comment on a possible motive. • Officials say arson is to blame for a house fire in southeast D.C. early Sunday morning. The fire broke out around 2 a.m. in the 3900 block of Wheeler Road. No arrests have been made and officials are actively investigating the incident.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: Shooting leaves one dead and another wounded in Georgetown “One man was killed and another wounded in a shooting in Georgetown early Saturday, according to D.C. police. The shooting happened in the 3500 Block of Water Street shortly before 3 a.m., police said. Police said Kennedy Javier Amaya-Olivares, 19, of Severn, Maryland, died on the scene. A second victim, whose name has not been disclosed, was taken to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries. No arrests were made in connection with the shooting, and police did not comment on a possible motive.”

Fox5DC: D.C. firefighters say arson is to blame for an overnight house fire “D.C. firefighters say arson is to blame for a house fire in southeast D.C. early Sunday morning. The fire broke out around 2 a.m. in the 3900 block of Wheeler Road. Someone used an accelerant to set the house on fire, according to fire officials.”

Washington Post: D.C. man sentenced to more than six years for severely beating 4-year-old boy “A District man was sentenced Friday to more than six years in prison for abusing and beating a 4-year-old boy with drumsticks while he cared for the child for about a month last summer.”

Washington Post: Man pleads guilty to attempting to sexually assault teen at Smithsonian museum “A Southwest D.C. man pleaded guilty Friday to attempted second-degree child sex abuse for grabbing a 14-year-old girl at the National Museum of Natural History.”

Public Safety Update

WJLA: Officials: 5 people injured after bus crashes into trees in D.C. ” Five people were taken to the hospital after a bus crashed into some trees in D.C. on Sunday, fire officials say. The Montgomery County Fire Department says the crash happened on Western Avenue at around 7:52 a.m. Five people on the Ride On Bus sustained minor injuries, authorities say.”

Washington Post: Inauguration Day rioter is sentenced to four months in jail “A 31-year-old Tampa man became the first protester arrested during the Jan. 20 inauguration of President Trump to receive a jail sentence Friday when he was ordered to serve four months.”

Washington Post: Big bang heard outside ballpark as Nats explode in it “Well before the end of the baseball game, authorities “discovered a generator that appears to have exploded inside a construction site in the 1200 block of First Street SE,” the D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department said.”

NBC4: Record Number Take Advantage of Free Sober Ride on July 4 “The Washington Regional Alcohol Program announced Friday that 559 people used its Sober Ride service when it was in effect from 7 p.m. on July 4 through 2 a.m. on July 5.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: D.C. Council bills take aim at pay-to-play “From the storied patronage of Marion Barry Jr. to a recent contract-steering controversy in the administration of Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D), the nation’s capital has long been notorious for what critics say is a pay-to-play culture at D.C. city hall. On Monday, District lawmakers will begin debating how to change that status quo, as a D.C. Council committee holds a hearing on multiple bills that would limit the awarding of government contracts to political donors.”

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Posted July 10 2017 at 10:09 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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