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Daily News Clips - June 21, 2017


Reginald Parks, 51, was identified as the man who was shot and killed in the Grant Park neighborhood. Two men were running from the scene, and DC Police are actively investigating the incident. • Authorities are searching for two teenage boys who are wanted for robbing people at knifepoint. No injuries were reported in the incident, and one suspect was wearing a hoodie while the other was wearing blue jeans and a black shirt.

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Washington Post: Police identify man fatally shot in District as 51-year-old from Northeast “A man who was fatally shot Monday morning in Northeast Washington’s Grant Park neighborhood has been identified as a 51-year-old, according to D.C. police.”

Washington Post: Note-writing bank robbers target a trio of NW institutions over 2 days “Three bank robberies were attempted Monday and Tuesday in busy, relatively prosperous parts of the District, police said. Two succeeded, at least from a robber’s viewpoint, but one fizzled.”

WJLA: Police: Remains of missing 27-year-old DC man found in embankment off Md dirt road “A decomposed body of a man was found in an embankment off a dirt road in Allegany County in April and has been identified as 27-year-old Ariel Arnaldo Espinal from D.C., Maryland State Police announced on Tuesday.”

WUSA9: DC police searching for teens robbing at knifepoint “Police are searching for at least two teenagers who were robbing people at knifepoint in Southeast, D.C. late Monday night. The first robbery happened around 9:30 p.m. in the 900 block of Savannah St., Metropolitan police said.”

NBC Washington: Two DC Jail Inmates Die From Accidental Drug Intoxication “Two inmates who died while in the custody of the D.C. Jail had a fatal mix of drugs in their system, according to the D.C. Department of Corrections.”

Police Update

NBC Washington: DC Officers Get Tasers Through Pilot Program “D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham told News4’s Mark Segraves that some officers now have tasers through a pilot program that has been in the works for years. The tasers are bright yellow, and officers carry them on the opposite side of their belts as they guns.”

Mayor and City Council

WJLA: DC Council announces services for former Councilmember Jim Graham “Services for former Councilmember Jim Graham, who died Thursday, June 15, will be held Friday and Saturday, June 23 -24.”

Washington Post: Can a change of titles make DC seem more stately? Ask Gov. Bowser. “If perception is reality, D.C. Council member David Grosso has an idea to jump-start the District’s stalled campaign to become the 51st state.”

WJLA: Homeless tent cities removed near Noma-Gallaudet Metro station in D.C. “Multiple homeless tent cities were removed on Tuesday from under overpasses in a neighborhood near the Noma-Gallaudet Metro station in Northeast Washington.”

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

Posted June 21 2017 at 10:00 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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