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Daily News Clips - May 5, 2017


A man was shot and killed early Friday morning near the Benning Road Metro station. No suspect information is available at this time, and DC Police are actively investigating the incident. • Two men and a woman were stabbed on Thursday afternoon in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood. The victims were conscious and breathing when first responders arrived.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: Deadly shooting in Southeast Washington causes road closures “A man was shot and killed along Benning Road in Southeast Washington, police said, and some roads in the area are blocked. Few details were immediately available early Friday. Police said the man was unconscious but breathing when they arrived. He later died at the hospital.”

WUSA9: 2 men, 1 woman stabbed in NE DC “Two men and one woman were stabbed Thursday in Northeast, D.C., according to DC Police. The stabbing happened around 5:30 p.m. in the 4400 block of Dix Street NE.”

WJLA: Man allegedly sets girlfriend on fire inside hotel room in Northeast D.C. “A man threw rubbing alcohol on his girlfriend and allegedly set her on fire inside of a hotel room on May 3 in Northeast Washington. Police say the unidentified woman suffered burns on her chest and neck, and was taken to MedStar Hospital for treatment.”

WJLA: DC police ask for public’s help locating ‘person of interest’ in connection with robbery “D.C. police are asking for the public’s help locating and finding a “person of interest” in connection with a robbery that took place on Saturday, April 15.”

Fox5DC: Black members of Congress demand probe of bananas, nooses at American University “The hanging of bananas from nooses with hateful messages at American University in Washington, apparently targeting the first black woman to serve as the student body president, prompted members of Congress to call for federal civil rights investigations on Thursday.”

Police Update

Fox5DC: Retired DC cop once chased dealers and thieves—now he writes about them “A retired D.C. police officer who spent years chasing drug dealers and burglars through the city’s mean streets has turned what he learned into a new series of books. David Swinson grew up just blocks from where his novels are set. He remembers what 14th Street was like back in the day.”

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Posted May 05 2017 at 10:05 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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