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Daily News Clips - March 23, 2018

Summary

A man was injured in a stabbing Thursday afternoon in Northeast Washington. The unidentified man was not conscious or breathing, according to police. Authorities are searching for a black man armed with a knife described as nearly 5-foot-7 with a medium complexion. He was identified as wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, a gray hat, blue jeans, and black and red shoes. • A total of nine homicides have been reported in Ward 8 in the month of March alone, according to Metropolitan police. This comes after a woman was fatally shot Thursday night. The shooting happened around 7:09 p.m. in the 1900 block of Savannah Terrace in Southeast, D.C., police stated. When officers got to the scene they found a woman who had been shot. She was not conscious or responsive. Police said she was taken to the hospital, where she later died.

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Crime Updates

WJLA: Man injured in stabbing in Northeast D.C., police say “A man was injured in a stabbing Thursday afternoon in Northeast Washington. The unidentified man was not conscious or breathing, according to police. Authorities are searching for a black man armed with a knife described as nearly 5-foot-7 with a medium complexion. He was identified as wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, a gray hat, blue jeans, and black and red shoes.”

WUSA: 9 homicides in Ward 8 in March alone “A total of nine homicides have been reported in Ward 8 in the month of March alone, according to Metropolitan police. This comes after a woman was fatally shot Thursday night. The shooting happened around 7:09 p.m. in the 1900 block of Savannah Terrace in Southeast, D.C., police stated. When officers got to the scene they found a woman who had been shot. She was not conscious or responsive. Police said she was taken to the hospital, where she later died.”

Washington Post: Federal prosecutors dismiss assault charges against 11 Turkish guards in D.C. brawl “Prosecutors in recent months have dropped assault charges against several security guards for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who were allegedly involved in a melee last May outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence in Washington. Video of the incident, which showed guards for the visiting Turkish president charging and beating protesters who had gathered outside the Sheridan Circle residence, sparked international condemnation.”

Fox5DC: Dash cam in fire truck did not record video during deadly DC crash, DC Fire and EMS says “A dashboard camera on the front of a fire truck that was involved in a deadly crash with another vehicle in Northeast D.C. earlier this month did not have a memory card and was not recording at the time of the collision, D.C. fire officials say. On March 9, Engine 26 was responding to a call when it collided with a Honda Accord at the intersection of 12th Street and Rhode Island Avenue. The driver of the Accord, 31-year-old Deangelo Green, was killed. A pregnant woman standing on the sidewalk was also injured during the incident.”

Public Safety Updates

Fox5DC: Fire damages house under construction in Capitol Hill; no injuries reported “No injuries were reported after a fire damaged a house under construction in Capitol Hill. The fire was reported just before 5:30 a.m. in the 600 block of A Street in the Northeast. Firefighters say no one was inside of the house and that the fire was contained before it spread to other structures.”

NBC Washington: Florida High School Massacre Survivors Rally at D.C. School Affected by Gun Violence “Survivors of last month’s massacre at a high school in Parkland, Florida, met with students raised in D.C. who say they’ve grown up experiencing gun violence in their community. Students from Stoneman Douglas High School participated in a #NeverAgain rally Thursday at Thurgood Marshall Academy. Adults, including Mayor Muriel Bowser started off the rally but quickly gave the floor to students.”

Washington Post: ‘Grannies for gun control’: These grandmothers are taking to the streets for the March for Our Lives “Sophie Ruotolo has never been much of an activist. But after watching school shooting after school shooting play out on the news for years, she’s had enough. It was time to do something more. On Saturday, as hundreds of thousands flood downtown Washington for the anti- gun-violence March for Our Lives, Ruotolo will walk out of her downtown apartment and into her first D.C. protest.”

Mayor and City Council

Fox5DC: NO REMATCH: Vincent Gray will not run for DC mayor against Muriel Bowser “D.C. Councilmember Vincent Gray will not run for mayor against Muriel Bowser in the Democratic primary. FOX 5’s Marina Marraco has confirmed there will not be a rematch in the June primary between Gray and Bowser after she defeated Gray four years ago amid allegations of wrongdoing during his 2010 campaign. The U.S. Attorney’s Office declined to file charges after a nearly five-year investigation and dropped the case.”

NBC Washington: Mayor Calls Clean Rivers Fee ‘Overly Burdensome,’ Asks DC Water to Lower Bills “Relief could be on the way for hundreds of thousands of DC Water customers plagued by skyrocketing fees — if the utility abides by new recommendations from Washington, D.C.‘s mayor. Mayor Muriel Bowser sent a letter to the head of DC Water and its board Thursday asking them to freeze water and sewer rates for at least three years.”

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Posted March 23 2018 at 9:57 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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