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Daily News Clips - July 11, 2017

Summary

Police say a 1-year-old boy has been shot in Northeast D.C. Monday night. Police are talking to witnesses in the area to try to identify suspects in the shooting. • Dalane Scales was standing on a well-lit sidewalk near his parked car in Southeast Washington early Saturday when an intoxicated driver rammed her vehicle onto the curb and fatally struck the 47-year-old man, according to charging documents. • D.C. police are actively looking for the driver who struck a transgender woman and drove away in Northeast last week.

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Crime Updates

Fox5DC: 1-year-old child shot in Northeast DC “D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham says officers responded to the 1300 block of I Street for a shooting in an alley at around 8:50 p.m. Their preliminary investigation found that gunfire was exchanged as a group was gathered outside in the area and the child was wounded at least once in the lower extremities.”

Washington Post: Man dies after being struck by vehicle on a sidewalk in D.C. “Dalane Scales was standing on a well-lit sidewalk near his parked car in Southeast Washington early Saturday when an intoxicated driver rammed her vehicle onto the curb and fatally struck the 47-year-old man, according to charging documents. Briana Miller, 33, of Maryland was charged with second-degree murder in Scales’s death, according to the charging documents filed in D.C. Superior Court.”

NBC Washington: Transgender Woman Struck in Northeast D.C. Hit-and-Run “D.C. police are looking for the driver who struck a transgender woman and drove away in Northeast last week. Friends of 26-year-old Davon Washington say she was struck intentionally.”

Fox5DC: Man accused of stabbing DC woman 29 times still at large, officials say “A man who has been on the run for eight months after stabbing a DC woman more than two dozen times remains at large, according to officials. The Federal Bureau of Investigations said 34-year-old Elliott Avery Starks brutally stabbed 40-year-old Antina Pratt to death in a wooded area on the Suitland Parkway-Buena Vista Bike Trail.”

Fox5DC: Seth Rich’s family asks public to stop using their son as ‘political football’ on anniversary of killing “In a statement, the family noted the “futility of the request,” but said the false information surrounding the slaying last July and the subsequent harassment of their family and friends do “nothing to bring justice to his killers.””

Public Safety Update

Washington Post: U.S. Capitol police arrest 80 protesters at House and Senate offices “U.S. Capitol police arrested at least 80 people Thursday who were demonstrating Thursday against the proposed Republican health care bill. In a statement, police officials said they responded to 13 locations in office buildings on both sides of Congress beginning about 2 p.m.”

Fox5DC: Fire destroys house in Northwest DC; 2 residents evaluated “Two residents have been taken to the hospital for evaluation after a fire broke out at their house in Northwest D.C. The fire was reported around 4:30 a.m. in the 4300 block of 7th Street. Authorities say they fought flames on both floors of the house and on the porch. No cause for the fire has been determined.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: ‘Leave us alone!’ — D.C. leaders fight congressional efforts to limit their power “Mayor Muriel E. Bowser and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, the city’s nonvoting representative, both Democrats, are fighting efforts to block District laws that govern legal marijuana, firearms, assisted-suicide, abortion for low-income women and sewer-clogging disposable wipes.”

NBC Washington: D.C. Council Considers Big Changes to Political Campaigns “D.C. Council is looking for ways to stop big money and big business from influencing future city campaigns. They are considering some of the biggest proposed election rule changes since D.C. home rule began in the 1970s.”

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Posted July 11 2017 at 10:13 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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