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Daily News Clips - July 19, 2017

Summary

DC police made an arrest in the shooting of a 1-year-old and are continuing to investigate other suspects. • Police have released surveillance video of a person of interest involved in a shooting that wounded a 10-year-old boy in Southeast D.C. • Police say eleven people were shot with paintballs in random drive-by attacks at several locations in Southeast D.C. Police are actively investigating the incident.

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Fox5DC: DC police make arrest in shooting of 1-year-old, search continues for more suspects “At a press conference… Newsham said officers arrested 39-year-old Derrick Damon Watson this morning. Watson, from Northeast D.C., faces charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm.”

Fox5DC: Video released of person of interest in shooting of 10-year-old DC boy “Police have released surveillance video of a person of interest involved in a shooting that wounded a 10-year-old boy in Southeast D.C. D.C. police say officers responded to the 2300 block of Hartford Street at around 10:05 p.m. Monday for the report of a shooting. Once they arrived, officers located David Gross Jr. suffering from a gunshot wound.”

Fox5DC: Police: 11 people shot in DC paintball attacks “Police say eleven people were shot with paintballs in random drive-by attacks at several locations in Southeast D.C. According to police, the incidents started at around 11 a.m. as two suspects in a silver or tan late-model Ford Fusion began firing their paintball guns at random victims.”

Public Safety Update

Washington Post: Coast Guard wants to kick boats off Potomac River when president is golfing “Citing security concerns, the Coast Guard says it is adopting a policy of periodically cutting off access to roughly two miles of the Potomac where it borders Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va.”

Fox5DC: Report: DC collected nearly $100 million from speed camera tickets in 2016 “The report said that, in total, 2,166,834 million speed camera tickets were issued in the District and in its Maryland suburbs in 2016 marking a nearly 22 percent increase from the year before. Of that total, four out of nine of the speed camera tickets were issued in the metro area were issued in Washington, D.C.”

Washington Post: Business owner cheated D.C. education office out of more than $300,000 “A District business owner received insider information on contracts and racked up more than $300,000 for services he never provided in a scheme with a former employee in the D.C. Office of the State Superintendent of Education.”

Washington Post: ACLU, advocacy groups demand school officials investigate suspension practices “The D.C. chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and eight youth advocacy organizations are calling on school and city officials to take action against schools that have kicked students out of school for misbehaving but did not record those absences as suspensions.”

If you know anyone who has information regarding suspects, please call DC police.

Posted July 19 2017 at 9:51 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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