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Daily News Clips - June 20, 2017

Summary

A man was shot and killed in the Grant Park neighborhood Monday morning. The victim’s identity has not been revealed, and authorities are actively investigating the incident. • DC Firefighters recovered a body from the Potomac River off Roosevelt Island on Monday. DC Police are investigating the death, and no other information is available at this time.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: Man fatally shot in Northeast Washington “A man was fatally shot Monday morning near the Grant Park neighborhood of Northeast Washington, according to D.C. police. The shooting occurred about 10:20 a.m. in the 300 block of 54th Street NE.”

Washington Post: Body pulled from Potomac River off Roosevelt Island “D.C. firefighters recovered a body Monday in the Potomac River off Roosevelt Island, according to authorities. Vito Maggiolo, a spokesman for the fire department, said someone spotted the body and called police about 6:35 a.m.”

WJLA: Police: 15-year-old boy missing; last seen over the weekend in Southwest D.C. “A 15-year-old boy is missing Monday after he was seen over the weekend in Southwest Washington.”

Fox5DC: DC officials warn of vehicle break-in surge “The Metropolitan Police Department and DC Mayor Muriel Bowser issued “friendly citations” around Ward 4 on Monday. Authorities said the District experiences a surge in thefts during the summer and the $0 tickets were to remind residents to lock their car doors and keep valuable belongings out of sight.”

Public Safety Update

Fox5DC: Text to 911: DC launches emergency service texting system “A new system will allow residents in the District to text 911 during an emergency. Text to 911 helps people who are deaf, hard of hearing, have speech disabilities or would be put in more danger by making a phone call rather than sending a text message.”

NBC Washington: Row House in NW DC Catches Fire “A row house in northwest Washington caught fire early Sunday morning, but those inside were able to get out safely. D.C. Fire and EMS units arrived in the 2400 block of Massachusetts Avenue, Northwest, around 10:45 a.m.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: Lori E. Parker seeks Ward 1 D.C. Council seat “Lori E. Parker, a former magistrate judge in D.C. Superior Court, said Monday she will challenge incumbent Brianne K. Nadeau for the Ward 1 seat on the D.C. Council.”

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Posted June 20 2017 at 10:28 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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