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Daily News Clips - November 15, 2017

Summary

Disturbing video captured several people kicking and beating a victim with a baseball bat in Northwest DC, according to officials. The video, captured by nearby surveillance cameras, shows a person holding a baseball bat and speaking to an accomplice in the 1700 block of 7th Street, Northwest on Friday. A person is thrown to the ground and four suspects begin to attack the victim, three of them stomping on the victim while one suspect hits him with a bat. • One person was wounded in a shooting that happened near an on-ramp to Interstate 295 in Northeast D.C. Police say the shooting happened along Eastern Avenue close to the northbound ramp to I-295 just after 7 a.m. Emergency crews transported a male victim to a nearby hospital. His wounds are not believed to be life-threatening.

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Crime Updates

Fox5DC: Vicious DC baseball bat attack caught on camera “Disturbing video captured several people kicking and beating a victim with a baseball bat in Northwest DC, according to officials. The video, captured by nearby surveillance cameras, shows a person holding a baseball bat and speaking to an accomplice in the 1700 block of 7th Street, Northwest on Friday. A person is thrown to the ground and four suspects begin to attack the victim, three of them stomping on the victim while one suspect hits him with a bat.”

Fox5DC: Police investigate shooting near Interstate 295 in DC “One person was wounded in a shooting that happened near an on-ramp to Interstate 295 in Northeast D.C. Police say the shooting happened along Eastern Avenue close to the northbound ramp to I-295 just after 7 a.m. Emergency crews transported a male victim to a nearby hospital. His would are not believed to be life-threatening.”

Fox5DC: Video shows Northwest DC burglar creeping through home while victims sleep “A burglar suspect was caught on surveillance creeping through a Northwest D.C. home late Sunday night as the victims slept nearby, according to police. Investigators said the burglar targeted the home in the 3200 block of Adams Mill Road, NW in Mt. Pleasant at about 12:30 a.m. According to a police report, the suspect entered the home through a front window while the owners were sleeping.”

Washington Post: Police arrest D.C. man in nine residential burglaries “D.C. police have arrested and charged a man in connection with breaking into nine residences from June through October in Northeast and Northwest Washington. In many cases, people were home when the burglaries occurred, and, in some instances, police said, they confronted the suspect, who was armed with a knife.”

Washington Post: Boy, 3, left alone in minivan that caught fire outside day care in Northeast Washington “A 3-year-old boy was left unattended Tuesday morning in a minivan that caught fire outside of his day care in Northeast Washington, authorities said. The boy did not suffer any burns but was taken to a hospital for “symptoms related to smoke inhalation,” according to Doug Buchanan, a D.C. Fire Department spokesman. The incident began just before 8 a.m. when someone called 911 to report a van on fire in the 5100 block of Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue NE.”

Washington Post: D.C. man charged with murder in Southeast Washington shooting “A D.C. man was charged with murder after he allegedly shot and killed a man last month, authorities said Tuesday. At around 12:05 p.m. on Oct. 27, officers responded to the 2200 block of Hunter Place SE for reported gunshots, D.C. police said in a statement. They found Ernest E. Baylor Jr., 22, of Southeast Washington suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, and he was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, the statement said.”

Public Safety Updates

Washington Post: Much of Virginia likes LaHood plan to replace Metro board, but D.C. and Md. have concerns, conditions “A proposal to replace the Metro board with a smaller panel drew bipartisan support from Virginia officials and regional business leaders Tuesday, but Maryland raised legal concerns and the District said it would support the plan only if combined with a regional sales tax or other dedicated funding for the agency.”

NBC Washington: Firefighter Cook-Off Week: DC Throws Down After Challenge “It’s on! D.C. firefighters responded to the cook-off challenge from firefighters in Manassas with some delicious dishes.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: Bowser announces partnership to help D.C. employees, families become citizens “The District plans to help up to 2,000 green-card holders who work for the D.C. government, and their family members, apply for U.S. citizenship, Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) said Tuesday.”

Fox5DC: DC police arm patrol sergeants with stun guns as part of pilot program “After years of resisting, D.C. police are finally arming its officers with stun guns. It is part of a pilot program that kicked off a few months ago. Tasers have been used for years by law enforcement agencies nationwide, but the police department in the District had been one of the last holdouts. For now, only patrol sergeants citywide have been issued the devices, which can discharge 50,000 volts of electricity.”

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

Posted November 15 2017 at 10:16 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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