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Daily News Clips - June 14, 2017


Republican members of Congress were shot this morning while playing baseball at a park in Alexandria. Several people were wounded in the incident, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and a Capitol Police Officer. The suspected shooter was arrested, and early reports indicate there were as many as 50 shots fired. • A toddler died after he was found in a small children’s pool in the backyard of a day-care center near Eastern Senior High School, and DC Police are investigating the death.

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Washington Post: GOP baseball shooting: Lawmaker Scalise wounded, one person in custody “A gunman opened fire Wednesday morning on a baseball practice at a park in Alexandria involving Republican members of Congress, injuring several people including at least one lawmaker, Steve Scalise, the majority whip, according to police and a congressman.”

Fox5DC: Man shot, killed Monday night in Southeast DC “A man was shot and killed Monday night in Southeast D.C. The shooting happened in the 500 block of Parkland Place around 8:30 p.m.”

Washington Post: Toddler dies after being found in backyard pool at day D.C. day-care center “A 23-month-old boy died Tuesday after he was found in a small children’s pool in the back yard of a privately run day-care center in Northeast Washington, according to District police and fire officials.”

Washington Post: ‘Pizzagate’ shooter apologizes in handwritten letter for his ‘mistakes’ ahead of sentencing “The armed North Carolina man who commandeered a pizza restaurant in Northwest Washington apologized to his victims and residents in the nation’s capital Tuesday in a letter to a federal judge seeking leniency at his June 22 sentencing.”

WUSA9: MISSING: 63-year-old man, NE, DC “The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 63-year-old Ronald Cuttino, who was last seen in the Unit Block of Massachusetts Avenue, Northeast on Monday June 12, 2017.”

WJLA: VIDEO: Pickpockets rob victim in K Street office building elevator “D.C. police say two people came into an elevator in a downtown office building and robbed a victim. One of the suspects reached into the victim’s pocket and took property. The two suspects quickly fled the scene.”

Public Safety Update

Fox5DC: Fire destroys food truck in downtown DC “Firefighters are searching for a cause after flames destroyed a food truck near Metro Center in downtown D.C. Tuesday. The fire broke out in the back of the DC Doner food truck along the 700 block of 12th Street, Northwest.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: D.C. Council finalizes $13.9 billion budget that includes more education spending “The D.C. Council unanimously approved a $13.9 billion city budget Tuesday, capping months of debate about how to use newly abundant tax dollars to remedy a growing gap between haves and have-nots in the nation’s capital.”

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Posted June 14 2017 at 10:45 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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