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Daily News Clips - May 19, 2017

Summary

Zaan Scott, 25, died after he was shot five weeks ago in an armed robbery near the Congress Heights neighborhood. The victim was going to get his fiancee her favorite candy when he was approached by two suspects and shot after an argument. • A video was released of a person of interest wanted in connection with robbing an ATM near the Manor Park neighborhood. Authorities are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the suspect.

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WJLA: Swim instructor dies 5 weeks after armed robbery, shooting in Southeast D.C. “Five weeks ago, Zaan Scott, 25, stopped at a corner store to buy his fiancee some of her favorite candy, but that night ended with Scott getting shot during an armed robbery at that same store, paralyzing him.”

Washington Post: Boy, 6, was trying to cross road to his birthday party in park, when fatally hit by car, family says “Xavier Luckey turned 6 on Wednesday, and his family and friends were throwing him a party in a park in Southeast Washington, complete with a cake topped with a toy helicopter.”

WJLA: D.C. police ask for help locating 2 persons of interest connected to ATM robbery in NW “D.C. police are asking for the public’s help in locating two persons of interest in connection with the burglary of an ATM that they say took place on Wednesday, May 10. The ATM was stolen from the 200 block of Kennedy Street, NW around 1:19 a.m., according to police.”

WUSA9: MISSING: 15-year-old DC boy “Police are asking for the public’s help locating a missing 15-year-old boy from D.C. Carl Prather Jr. was last seen in the 1000 block of 12th Street Southeast on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. He was reported missing on May 17, 2017.”

NBC Washington: Man Charged With Shooting 9-Year-Old Jaydan Stancil Dies in Jail “A man charged with shooting a 9-year-old boy in the head during a shootout in Northeast D.C. has died in jail, officials say. Kenneth Parker, 28, was found unresponsive in his cell at the D.C. jail on Thursday afternoon, a spokesman for the D.C. Department of Corrections said.”

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Washington Post: Low-income tenants in D.C. may soon get legal help “If you’ve been fortunate enough to avoid having to go to landlord-tenant court to fight an eviction from your home, it can be hard to imagine just how overwhelming and scary the experience can be.”

If you know anyone who has information regarding suspects, please call DC police.

Posted May 19 2017 at 10:15 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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