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Daily News Clips - March 26, 2018

Summary

A woman was fatally shot Thursday night in Southeast Washington, police said. D.C. police said officers responded to report of gunfire shortly after 7 p.m. and found the victim unconscious in the 1900 block of Savannah Terrace SE. D.C. police have not released the identity of the woman, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said a suspect was stopped, and a weapon was recovered. • One man was killed and a woman was critically injured in a shooting in Southeast hours after Mayor Muriel Bowser led a group of D.C. residents to an anti-gun rally. Police responded to reports of gunshots on the 2300 block of Raynolds Place about 9:45 p.m. Saturday and found D.C. resident Anthony Smith suffering from multiple gun shot wounds. EMS treated him on the scene and he was sent to a hospital, but Smith was later pronounced dead. He was 33 years old.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: Woman fatally shot in SE Washington “A woman was fatally shot Thursday night in Southeast Washington, police said. D.C. police said officers responded to report of gunfire shortly after 7 p.m. and found the victim unconscious in the 1900 block of Savannah Terrace SE. D.C. police have not released the identity of the woman, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said a suspect was stopped, and a weapon was recovered.”

NBC Washington: Man Killed; Woman Injured in SE DC Shooting “One man was killed and a woman was critically injured in a shooting in Southeast hours after Mayor Muriel Bowser led a group of D.C. residents to an anti-gun rally. Police responded to reports of gunshots on the 2300 block of Raynolds Place about 9:45 p.m. Saturday and found D.C. resident Anthony Smith suffering from multiple gun shot wounds. EMS treated him on the scene and he was sent to a hospital, but Smith was later pronounced dead. He was 33 years old.”

Washington Post: 2 men fatally stabbed in separate incidents, D.C. police say “Two men were fatally stabbed in the District in separate incidents Thursday and Saturday, according to D.C. police. An arrest was made in one of the killings. In Saturday’s stabbing, Derrick Wright, 33, of Upper Marlboro, Md., was killed about 3 a.m. in the 1300 block of Florida Avenue NE, D.C. police said.”

Fox5DC: Man fatally shot on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Southeast DC “Police say a man was shot and killed in Southeast D.C. Wednesday afternoon. Officers responded to the scene just before 3 p.m. in the 3100 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue where they found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police are on the lookout for a black male suspect wearing a white shirt and was seen driving a green vehicle with Virginia tags.”

Public Safety Updates

NBC Washington: Dog Dies, 2 Firefighters Transported After Northwest DC Apartment Fire “A dog died during a fire at a large D.C. apartment building Saturday night. The blaze happened on the seventh floor of an eight-story building in the 1600 block of Columbia Road NW, just south of Mount Pleasant. Residents were evacuated and none were reported injured. However, two firefighters were transported to the hospital for evaluation.”

NBC Washington: Firefighter Injured in NW DC Fire “News4’s Derrick Ward is in Northwest D.C., where a firefighter was injured while fighting a blaze.”

Washington Post: Metro: Over 550K train riders during March for Our Lives in DC Saturday “Metro officials say 558,735 people rode Metrorail on Saturday, as hundreds of thousands of people walked through the streets of the District for the March for Our Lives demonstration, carrying signs and chanting “Never Again” and “We Want Change.”“

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: Bowser — the ‘mayor who hates guns’ — champions March for Our Lives and steps into national spotlight “As D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) prepares to host hundreds of thousands rallying for gun control, she has emerged as one of the biggest cheerleaders for Saturday’s march and has positioned herself as a national figure in the movement. March for Our Lives presents an opportunity for Bowser, gliding to reelection this year without serious opposition, to build her image with the country while shoring up support at home on a popular issue after facing some bruising scandals.”

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Posted March 26 2018 at 9:41 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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