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Daily News Clips - March 30, 2017

Summary

Antwan Jones, 31, was shot and killed while sitting inside of a vehicle near Turner Elementary School in the Congress Heights neighborhood. Another man was also shot inside of the vehicle, and authorities are actively investigating the incident. • Bernard Coleman III, 23, was arrested and charged in connection with fatally shooting his father near Congress Heights.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: Two men shot, one fatally, while sitting in a BMW in Congress Heights “Two men who were shot — one fatally — on Tuesday afternoon at an intersection in Congress Heights were sitting inside a BMW, according to D.C. police.”

WJLA: Man arrested in deadly shooting of victim 2 weeks ago in Southeast D.C., police say “A 23-year-old man was arrested for the shooting death of another man on March 17 in Southeast Washington. Bernard Coleman III is charged with second-degree murder while armed and theft one, according to police.”

NBC Washington: Father Abandoned Toddler With Car Seat, Bag of Clothes in Southeast DC, Authorities Say “The father of a 2-year-old boy abandoned him in southeast D.C. Tuesday evening after deciding he didn’t want to take care of the child, according to D.C.‘s Child and Family Services Agency.”

WJLA: Police still searching for 77-year-old D.C. man critically missing since 2015 “Police are searching for Sylvester Summers, who has been critically missing since April 2015. Police are searching for Sylvester Summers, who has been critically missing since April 2015.”

Fox5DC: Missing 14-year-old DC girl “Have you seen Mayeli Rachel Fuentes-Pineda? She is a missing 14-year-girl from D.C. Have you seen Mayeli Rachel Fuentes-Pineda? She is a missing 14-year-girl from D.C.”

Washington Post: Woman fled traffic stop near U.S. Capitol, nearly struck officers, police say “A 20-year-old woman who authorities said nearly struck police officers as she fled an attempted traffic stop outside the U.S. Capitol grounds Wednesday morning, prompting police to fire at her vehicle, has been charged with numerous crimes.”

Police Update

NBC Washington: DC to Expand Police Cadet Training Program “District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser says the city will invest $1.6 million in the expansion of the city’s police cadet training program. Bowser’s office said in a statement Tuesday that the investment will allow the police department to double the number of police cadets from 35 to 70.”

Public Safety Update

Fox5DC: Metro GM Paul Wiedefeld meets with Congress on funding “Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld is working to make Metro strong and safe again, but in order to do that, funds are needed. So far, Wiedefeld has cut jobs, reduced service and raised fares, but he says it will take an injection of money for years to help run the transportation system. On Wednesday, Wiedefeld took the issue to the U.S. Capitol.”

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Posted March 30 2017 at 10:34 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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