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Daily News Clips - March 7, 2017


Andrew McPhatter, 28, died from injuries he sustained in a shooting this past Wednesday in the Congress Heights neighborhood. The victim was one of six people shot on Wheeler Road SE over a seven day span, and DC Police believe a neighborhood dispute is responsible for the recent uptick in violence. • A juvenile girl was reportedly raped by two men after she was attacked by a group near Gallery Place on Sunday night. Authorities are actively investigating the incident.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: One of the six people shot in seven days on a single D.C. street has died “One of six people shot on a single street in seven days in one Southeast Washington neighborhood died over the weekend, according to police who continue to search for a reason behind an apparent neighborhood feud.”

Washington Post: Girl reports being raped by two males near Gallery Place, D.C. police say “A juvenile girl reported being raped by two males after she was attacked by a group Sunday night near the Gallery Place Metro station in downtown Washington, according to D.C. police.”

WJLA: VIDEO: Person wanted for burglary at office in Northwest D.C. “Police are searching for a person wanted for a burglary at an office on Feb.19 in Northwest Washington. The burglary took place in the 1400 block of Church Street, NW, according to police.”

WJLA: CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Victim fights back during attempted robbery at D.C. gas station “Video released Monday by Washington D.C. police shows a dramatic attempted robbery and assault at a gas station in Northwest D.C. in the early morning hours of Feb. 17.”

Washington Post: Paintball attacks in District Monday night “Three people suffered minor injuries during the reported rash of paintball shootings in the District, police said. In addition, one house was struck, said Officer Sean Hickman, a police spokesman.”

Police Update

Washington Post: Roundtable discussions scheduled for Newsham as D.C. police chief “The first of three public forums ahead of a D.C. Council confirmation vote for Peter J. Newsham as the District’s police chief has been set for Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Southeast Washington. The meeting will be at the RISE Demonstration Center at 2730 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE. It is being held by the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety.”

NBC Washington: Police Chief Asks Community to Report Illegal Guns After 6 Shootings in a Week in Congress Heights “After six people were shot along Wheeler Road in southeast D.C. in the span of a week, the chief of police said the biggest problem is the illegal guns on the streets. Ward 8 Councilmember Trayon White organized a town hall meeting at Eagle Academy Public Charter School in the Congress Heights neighborhood.”

Public Safety Update

Washington Post: Man killed in Southeast Washington fire is identified as Samuel Bryant, 76 “A man killed in a fire Friday night in Southeast Washington was identified Monday as a 76-year-old who lived in the apartment that burned, according to police and fire officials.”

NBC Washington: DC Fire Department Overtime Costs Nearly Doubled in Year “As the D.C. fire department is short-staffed, overtime costs have jumped from $12 million in fiscal year 2015 to $23 million in fiscal year 2016. News4’s Mark Segraves takes a look inside the department as Fire Chief Gregory Dean and Mayor Muriel Bowser celebrated the reopening of Engine 16 after renovations.”

Mayor City Council

Fox5DC: DC leaders, allies introduce statehood bills “Despite the political tide turning against them, District of Columbia leaders are pushing ahead with their efforts to turn the nation’s capital into the 51st state.”

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Posted March 07 2017 at 8:45 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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