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Daily News Clips - July 5, 2017

Summary

There were six separate shootings and a stabbing that took place overnight after the July 4th festivities in the District. DC Police are actively investigating the crimes. • Two women were stabbed Monday in the Congress Heights neighborhood. One victim was unconscious when police arrived, and authorities are actively investigating the incident. No suspect information is available at this time.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: Man found dead on NE Washington porch was beaten with piece of broken chair, police say “A man fatally beaten on the porch of a home in Northeast Washington’s Trinidad neighborhood last week had prior run-ins with the suspect, who told police he feared the victim was about to stab him, according to an arrest affidavit.”

Washington Post: Two D.C. men sentenced to 47 years for deadly 2009 shootings “Two D.C. gang members were sentenced Monday to 47 years in prison for a deadly 2009 shooting in Northeast Washington that left two teens dead, including a 15-year-old bystander.”

Fox5DC: 2 women stabbed in Southeast DC “Two women were stabbed in Southeast D.C. on Monday, according to authorities. The Metro Police Department said they responded to a report of a double stabbing in the 2900 block of 5th Street, SE at about 11:20 a.m.”

Public Safety Update

Washington Post: ‘We got our lives’: No injuries in multiple rowhouse fire in Northeast D.C. “At least a dozen people were displaced and four properties were damaged in a Sunday morning fire in the 300 block of 18th Street NE, the D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department said.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: Kent C. Boese seeks Ward 1 D.C. Council seat “Kent C. Boese, the chairman of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 1A, said Saturday that he will challenge Ward 1 D.C. Council member Brianne K. Nadeau in the 2018 Democratic primary.”

Washington Post: One lawn at a time: D.C. seniors get help from juvenile offenders headed home “Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) helped mow 81-year-old Evelyn Young’s lawn Saturday to raise awareness about a new city program in which youths reentering society after time in the juvenile justice system provide lawn-care services for senior citizens.”

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

Posted July 05 2017 at 9:53 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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