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Daily News Clips - March 16, 2017

Summary

A video was released of a person of interest wanted in connection with the armed robbery of a convenience store in the Brentwood neighborhood. Authorities are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect. • Edgar Maddison Welch, 28, is expected to plead guilty in a deal with federal prosecutors, after he allegedly commandeered a pizza restaurant with an assault-style gun in December 2016.

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Fox5DC: ‘Alarming’ number of missing DC children catching attention of social media, community “It is a story FOX 5 has been covering ever since D.C. began to raise awareness that such a staggering number of minors especially teenagers were missing in our area. Since then, the story has not only picked up our community’s attention, but it has now gained national traction.”

WJLA: VIDEO: Person wanted for armed robbery at convenience store in Northeast D.C. “Police are searching for a person, who robbed a convenience store Tuesday night in Northeast Washington. In a surveillance video released by police, the robber walks to the register to pay for an item. As the cashier prepares to make the transaction, the robber pulls out a gun and is handed cash by the employee.”

Washington Post: Comet Pizza gunman to plead guilty in tentative deal with prosecutors in Washington “A North Carolina man accused of commandeering a Washington pizza restaurant with an assault-style rifle in December is expected to plead guilty in a deal with federal prosecutors, both sides told a federal judge Wednesday.”

Fox5DC: In partial verdict, man found not guilty of 1st-degree murder of teen near DC bus stop “A jury has found a D.C. man not guilty of first-degree murder in the 2015 robbery and fatal shooting of a 16-year-old boy near a Metro bus stop. In the partial verdict that was returned by the jury on Wednesday, they did find 22-year-old Derryck Decuir guilty of three firearms charges.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: D.C. mayor proposes ‘green bank’ to fund emissions-cutting in nation’s capital “D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser wants to set aside $7 million in city funds next year to lend money to building owners and developers to make improvements that reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the nation’s capital.”

NBC Washington: D.C. Attorney General Proposes Legislation to Better Protect Residents From Scams “D.C.’s attorney general submitted legislation Wednesday to better protect consumers from fraud and other abuses. The District’s Consumer Protection Procedures Act has helped hundreds of residents, but Attorney General Karl Racine wants it to do more. He’s trying to bring the law in line with other states’ best practices.”

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

Posted March 16 2017 at 9:25 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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