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Daily News Clips - June 1, 2017


DeAndre Riley, 25, was fatally shot Tuesday night in the Carver-Langston neighborhood. No suspect information is available at this time, and authorities are actively investigating the incident. • Chad E. Hawthorne, 36, was arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of Antonio Bassett, 35, on Monday, May 22nd. The suspect was formally charged with second-degree murder.

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Washington Post: Man, 25, fatally shot in Carver-Langston area of Northeast Washington “A 25-year-old man was fatally shot Tuesday night in the Carver-Langston neighborhood of Northeast Washington, according to D.C. police. The victim was identified as DeAndre Riley of Southeast.”

Washington Post: D.C. police charge Southeast Washington man in fatal shooting “D.C. police arrested a 36-year-old man Wednesday and charged him in a fatal shooting May 22 in Southeast Washington, authorities said.”

Washington Post: D.C. taxi driver arrested and charged with sex abuse and kidnapping “D.C. police arrested Yared Geremew Mekonnen, 24, of Silver Spring on charges of second-degree sex abuse and kidnapping, according to police and court documents. He is scheduled for a hearing Thursday and was being detained.”

Washington Post: Man arrested at Trump hotel after assault rifle is found in vehicle, D.C. police say “A Pennsylvania man was arrested early Wednesday at the Trump International Hotel in downtown Washington, authorities said, after police found a Bushmaster AR-15 assault-style weapon and dozens of rounds of ammunition in his vehicle.”

Fox5DC: Noose found inside African American History Museum in DC “A noose was found inside the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture on Wednesday. The noose was located by a tourist at around 1 p.m. in the museum’s segregation exhibition. The exhibition was shut down for about an hour before reopening.”

Washington Post: One man killed. Dozens of bullets fired. A D.C. community fearful the violence will continue. “When the gunfire in Northwest Washington’s Truxton Circle finally subsided over the Memorial Day weekend, the shaken community surveyed the loss and damage.”

Public Safety Update

Washington Post: Female bicyclist seriously injured in Capitol Hill crash “A woman was struck by a car while she was riding a bicycle Tuesday on Capitol Hill. The woman’s condition was not clear. The D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department described it as serious. However, the D.C. police said the woman was in critical condition when taken to a hospital.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: A driver’s license in D.C. will soon come with a perk: automatic voter registration “Every District resident over the age of 18 who gets a driver’s license would become automatically registered to vote under a spending plan the D.C. Council is expected to give final approval to later this month.”

Washington Post: D.C. Council agenda, June 1-7, 2017 “This is the meeting schedule for the D.C. Council and its committees in the week ahead. All meetings are in the Council Chamber of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, unless otherwise noted. For changes, updates and information, go to”

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

Posted June 01 2017 at 11:11 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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