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Daily News Clips - November 13, 2017

Summary

A teenage student was shot in the chest a block away from Ballou High School Thursday afternoon, D.C. police say. The shooting happened in the 3200 block of 4th Street SE around the time school ended for the day. The victim is a 17-year-old student at Ballou High School, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said at a brief news conference. He is unconscious but breathing, police said. • One man is dead and another was injured in a shooting Northwest Washington, police say. The first victim was found on the 5400 block of Georgia Avenue NW just before midnight Thursday. The man, later identified as 22-year-old Jonathan Vilchez, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Crime Updates

NBC Washington: Teen Shot Near Ballou High School in Southeast D.C. “A teenage student was shot in the chest a block away from Ballou High School Thursday afternoon, D.C. police say. The shooting happened in the 3200 block of 4th Street SE around the time school ended for the day. The victim is a 17-year-old student at Ballou High School, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said at a brief news conference. He is unconscious but breathing, police said.”

NBC Washington: 1 Dead, 1 Injured in NW DC Shooting “One man is dead and another was injured in a shooting Northwest Washington, police say. The first victim was found on the 5400 block of Georgia Avenue NW just before midnight Thursday. The man, later identified as 22-year-old Jonathan Vilchez, was pronounced dead at the scene.”

Washington Post: District woman pushes would-be burglar out of home during brazen mid-day attempted home invasion “According to police, at around 3:25 p.m. Friday, two men approached a home in the 500 block of Kimi Gray Court in Southeast. One of the men stood outside as a lookout while the other man walked up to the house and rang the woman’s doorbell. When the woman opened her door, the man pushed his way into the house. The woman and the male suspect struggled inside the house until the woman was able to push the man out the house and call police.”

Washington Post: Man, 67, dies after being hit by Metro bus in October crash “The incident happened on Oct. 30 just before 9 p.m. in the 100 block of Forrester Street SW near Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SW. D.C. police said George Blackwell, 67, was driving the Honda CRV westbound on Forrester Street and as he “passed the stop sign” to go onto Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, he was hit by a Metro bus that was headed north on the avenue.”

Washington Post: Police make arrest at bank, but woman won’t give name “Her failure to be of assistance became evident when, according to a police statement, after being arrested at the bank she “refused to provide her name.” The incident began, according to police, about 1 p.m. Saturday when a woman entered the Wells Fargo branch in the 400 block of N. Capitol Street NW and “announced via note her intention to rob the bank.” A silent alarm was sounded, police said, and officers showed up quickly. Even without full cooperation from the woman they arrested, police said prosecution would still be possible.”

NBC Washington: Woman Who Threw Urine at Bus Driver Banned From Bus Line “The woman who admitted to throwing a cup of her own urine at D.C. bus driver has been banned from riding Metro’s X2 bus line as a part of her sentence. In addition to the ban, Opal Brown was sentenced Thursday to 120 days in jail and will be placed on probation for three years when she is released. At this time, the X2 ban will only be in effect for the duration of her probation.”

Washington Post: Police review board finds ‘insufficient evidence’ that D.C. cruiser struck 11-year-old bicyclist “D.C. police have concluded their investigation into two officers accused of striking an ­11-year-old bicyclist with their cruiser and then driving off, saying they were unable to prove the allegation, according to the department. “The investigation yielded insufficient evidence to determine the officers struck the bike,” police said in a statement. Officials would not comment on details of the incident, including whether the officers pursued the youngster.”

Public Safety Updates

NBC Washington: Northwest DC Shootings Bring City’s 2017 Homicide Count to 100 “A violent week in Northwest D.C. has brought the city’s homicide count to 100 this year, police say. Two men and a teenager were shot to death in three separate shootings in recent days.”

Washington Post: Nine people treated for carbon monoxide exposure in Northwest D.C. house “Eight people were treated for complications due to carbon monoxide exposure early Sunday, after rescue workers were called to a boardinghouse in Northwest D.C. D.C. Fire and EMS officials said they found high levels of carbon monoxide in the three-story home in the 500 block of U Street when they arrived about 8 a.m. Officials say the deadly gas probably emanated from a malfunctioning furnace.”

NBC Washington: U.S. House Considers Training to Prevent Sex Harassment on the Hill “Thursday night, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution requiring all senators and their staffers undergo sexual harassment prevention training. A U.S. House committee announced a hearing for Tuesday to consider possible training requirements.”

NBC Washington: Construction of Women’s Shelter Creates Parking Problems for Police, Residents “Construction of a women’s shelter in a northwest D.C. neighborhood is taking away parking from 2nd District police, so D.C. is restricting residential parking in the neighborhood to make room for officers’ cars. The shelter is being built behind 2nd District police headquarters on Idaho Avenue, so the plan is to have police parking, including officers’ personal vehicles, spread out around the area.”

Mayor and City Council

NBC Washington: D.C. Launches Services to Help Veterans Get Around Town, Start Their Own Businesses “Washington, D.C., rolled out two new services to help those who’ve served our country. One will help low-income veterans get to doctor appointments and work, and the other will help veterans trying to launch their own businesses. Richard White, 64, served in the Army and lives on his disability income. He finds it hard to get around using public transportation.”

Washington Post: For at-large D.C. Council members, challengers from east of the river “Two aspiring politicians with strong ties to Washington’s poorest ward are mounting challenges to D.C. Council members Elissa Silverman (I-At Large) and Anita Bonds (D-At Large), citing concerns about how economic changes in the city are impacting working-class residents.”

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Posted November 13 2017 at 10:23 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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