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Daily News Clips - March 17, 2017


Makel Barnes, 15, was described as critically missing by DC Police. He was last seen in the Bellevue neighborhood, and authorities are seeking the public’s assistance in locating him. • A series of videos have been released in connection with four separate homicide cases in the District. Detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating the persons of interest in the videos.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: Capitol Heights man arrested in D.C. man’s fatal shooting in parking lot “A Capitol Heights man was arrested in the fatal shooting of a man found dead in a parking lot, according to Prince George’s County police. Kevin Kavon Fleming Jr., 27, has been charged with first- and second-degree murder in the slaying of Timothy Wimbush, 31, of Southeast Washington, police said.”

NBC Washington: DC Police Hoping Public Can Help Crack 4 Unsolved Murders “D.C. police are asking you to give certain images a second look. The images are from murder cases in which detectives are really close to an arrest. News4’s Jackie Bensen reports on what detectives need for that one last break to catch the killer.”

WUSA9: MISSING: 15-year-old DC boy “Police are asking for the public’s help locating a missing 15-year-old boy from Southwest D.C. Makel Barnes was last seen around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Unit Block of Galveston Street, SW.”

Fox5DC: LGBTQ advocates seek end of violence against transgender women of color “So far this year, seven transgender women of color have been reportedly killed across the country. LGBTQ advocates said the attacks must stop and they are turning to lawmakers for help.”

Fox5DC: DC officials: No increase in missing person reports in DC “D.C. officials are disputing reports of a recent increase in the number of people reported missing in the District. In a news conference on Thursday, Mayor Muriel Bowser said what has changed is the way authorities are getting the information out to the public, via social media.”

Public Safety Update

Fox5DC: Water breach in Metro’s Yellow Line tunnel causes delays “Metro removed third rail power Thursday at the Yellow Line tunnel south of L’Enfant Plaza just after 11:30 a.m. after a water breach was reported, Metro said in a press release. Yellow line trains were single tracking between L’Enfant Plaza and Pentagon City until around 2:30 p.m.”

Mayor and City Council

NBC Washington: DC Mayor Proposing Green Bank to Fund Clean Energy Projects “Washington, D.C., could become the first city in the country to establish a green bank, a tool used to help invest public funds in clean energy projects. Mayor Muriel Bowser will introduce legislation to create a green bank in the next few weeks, according to a statement from the mayor’s office.”

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

Posted March 17 2017 at 8:28 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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