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Daily News Clips - March 2, 2017

Summary

A man is in critical condition after he was shot Wednesday morning in the Congress Heights neighborhood. A weapon was recovered at the scene of the crime, and DC Police are actively investigating the incident. • A video was released of a person of interest wanted in connection with a drive-by shooting in the Congress Heights neighborhood this past week. Authorities are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the suspect.
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Crime Updates

Washington Post: Man in car critically wounded in Southeast Washington shooting “A man was shot and critically wounded Wednesday morning when at least one gunman opened fire on a vehicle on Wheeler Road in Southeast Washington, according to D.C. police.”

WUSA9: Suspect wanted in DC drive-by shooting “Police are searching for a suspect in connection with a drive-by shooting that happened in Southeast, D.C. on February 23. The drive-by shooting happened in the 4100 block of Wheeler Road in Southeast, D.C. around 7:43 p.m., Metropolitan police said.”

Washington Post: Tip from sharp-eyed hotel worker leads to 19 indicted in international fraud “The first tip-off to trouble came from a Dupont Circle hotel, where a staff member discovered computer equipment, cellphones and documents left behind in an unoccupied hotel room.”

Mayor City Council

Washington Post: Bowser orders review of all properties operated by controversial D.C. landlord “D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser is ordering city inspectors to review the more than 1,300 apartments owned by Sanford Capital, saying there is an “urgent” need to evaluate all the company’s units after reports of wretched conditions in some of its 19 buildings.”

Washington Post: Gray used council campaign cash to pay $10,000 fine for troubled 2010 mayoral run “D.C. Council member Vincent Gray (D-Ward 7) used leftover contributions from his political comeback last year to pay off a $10,000 fine levied against his scandal-plagued 2010 mayoral campaign, according to public records and Gray campaign officials.”

Washington Post: To dream the impossible dream: D.C. officials file bill, petition for statehood “Like Don Quixote, D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, the city’s nonvoting representative in Congress, was dreaming the impossible dream Wednesday when she introduced a bill to make the District the 51st state.”

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Posted March 02 2017 at 9:11 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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