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Daily News Clips - March 20, 2017

Summary

Steven Edward Stewart Jr., 33, and Bernard Coleman, 43, were fatally shot Friday morning about four miles apart in the Fairlawn and Congress Heights neighborhoods, respectively. Authorities are actively investigating the incidents, which appear to be unrelated. • Two men were injured in a shooting Friday afternoon near the DC-Maryland border in Southeast. The victims were taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries, and DC Police are investigating the incident.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: 2 homicides in D.C. break a lull possibly linked to cold snap “Two men were found shot to death in the District on Friday, in the first homicides in the city in almost a week. By apparent coincidence, both incidents were reported to police at the same time, 8:55 a.m. The sites were both in Southeast Washington. The shootings were about four miles apart and appeared unconnected.”

WJLA: Man shot to death in Southeast D.C., police say “A man was shot and killed Friday morning in Southeast Washington. Police say Bernard Coleman, 43, of Southeast D.C., was found unconscious in the 4000 block of Cole Boulevard, SE. in District 7.”

Washington Post: Two men shot on Southern Avenue SE “Two men were found shot and wounded Friday afternoon in Southeast Washington, D.C. police said. The men were found about 4:30 p.m. in the 800 block of Southern Avenue, said Officer Hugh Carew, a police spokesman.”

Washington Post: Man claiming a bomb was in car arrested at White House Saturday “A man drove up to a White House check point shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday and told a Secret Service officer that “there’s a bomb in the trunk,” authorities said.”

Fox5DC: EXCLUSIVE: Md. mom believes teen daughter was trafficked in DC area after going missing for 6 days “A mother of a Maryland teenager is sharing her terrifying ordeal to FOX 5 after her daughter went missing for six days. Brandi Stallings’ 16-year-old daughter disappeared without a trace last week after she was picked up from her high school. But thanks to an alert Uber driver, the FBI was able to locate her on Monday.”

WJLA: Kidnapping reported near Howard University “D.C. police were back on Elm St. Sunday evening after a report of a kidnapping close to the campus of Howard University.”

NBC Washington: 14-Year-Old Girl Missing in DC “A 14-year-old girl has gone missing in the District, police say. Dayana Paz was last seen in the 3800 block of 5th Street NW on Thursday.”

WUSA9: MISSING: 17-year-old from NE DC “Police need your help locating a missing 17-year-old boy from Northeast, D.C. Keon McNeil was last seen in the unit block of Quincy Place around 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday. He is described at 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing 130 pounds with brown eyes and black hair.”

Public Safety Update

Washington Post: District firefighters handle Kalorama-area fire “A fire broke out in a house Friday night in the Kalorama Triangle area of Northwest Washington. No injuries were reported in the fire in a basement apartment in the two-and-one-half story building in the 2300 block of Ashmead Place NW, said Vito Maggiolo, a fire deparment spokesman.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: The D.C. region needs a housing corporation to help make home prices affordable “Over the past 15 years, thousands of market-rate rental and condo apartments have been built in Washington to appeal to younger as well as middle-aged and older folks able to pay going rates. But the residential building boom may be coming to an end because population growth is slowing. Yet paradoxically housing costs keep rising.”

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Posted March 20 2017 at 10:49 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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