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Daily News Clips - November 17, 2017

Summary

Police are investigating after a man was shot while driving in Northeast, D.C. early Wednesday morning. Investigators with Metropolitan police believe the victim was driving in the area of 42nd and East Capitol St. when the shooting started. The victim is believed to have traveled quickly between 4200 E. Capitol St. to Kenilworth and Division Ave. Police found the victim inside the vehicle at this location. • A 15-year-old boy is missing Wednesday and was seen on Nov. 9 in Southeast Washington. Shawn Davis was last seen in the 2500 block of Pomeroy Road, SE. Davis is described by police as black with a medium complexion and approximately 5-foot-6. He is 130 pounds and has black hair with brown eyes, and was wearing a burgundy shirt, tan pants and black sneakers.

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Crime Updates

WUSA: Police: Man shot while driving in Northeast, DC “Police are investigating after a man was shot while driving in Northeast, D.C. early Wednesday morning. Investigators with Metropolitan police believe the victim was driving in the area of 42nd and East Capitol St. when the shooting started. The victim is believed to have traveled quickly between 4200 E. Capitol St. to Kenilworth and Division Ave. Police found the victim inside the vehicle at this location.”

WJLA: 15-year-old boy missing; last seen nearly a week ago in Southeast D.C., police say “A 15-year-old boy is missing Wednesday and was seen on Nov. 9 in Southeast Washington. Shawn Davis was last seen in the 2500 block of Pomeroy Road, SE. Davis is described by police as black with a medium complexion and approximately 5-foot-6. He is 130 pounds and has black hair with brown eyes, and was wearing a burgundy shirt, tan pants and black sneakers.”

NBC Washington: Four people shot in four hours in D.C. “Four people were shot, one of them fatally, in a roughly four-hour span Wednesday night in various parts of the District.”

Washington Post: Man to be sentenced Friday in Christmas Day rape, murder of D.C. actress “The man who pleaded guilty to the Christmas Day rape and fatal beating of a Washington actress and yoga instructor is scheduled to be sentenced Friday in D.C. Superior Court. Duane Johnson, 30, admitted to killing 46-year-old Tricia Lynn McCauley after she left her North Capitol Street home to attend a Christmas party last year.”

Fox5DC: COLD CASE: Family seeks answers in murder of DC teen found dead in Charles County 37 years ago “It has been 37 years since the body of Deborah Ann Brooks was found stabbed to death along a dirt road. The 17-year-old D.C. girl had been reported missing after she didn’t come home from a walk to a nearby drug store to fill a prescription. Now, her brother is asking for help in a case that went cold over three decades ago.”

Washington Post: Recent shootings left a teenager and a young man dead. Now this D.C. community is on edge. ”“This is not what they’re used to,” Preston, who is retired from the U.S. Treasury Department, said of newcomers to the neighborhood, tucked between Georgia Avenue and Rock Creek Park, near Fort Stevens. Already concerned by recent violence, the back-to-back killings on Nov. 7 and Nov. 8 were the tipping point for many residents. More than 80 people on Tuesday packed a community meeting with police to discuss the shootings.”

Public Safety Updates

NBC Washington: DC Sniper’s Ex-Wife Talks About Link Between Domestic Violence and Mass Shootings “Five people were shot dead in California this month and 26 people died in a shooting at a church in Texas. In both cases, the gunmen had histories of domestic violence. Some experts say domestic violence is a common thread in mass shootings. Mildred Muhammad, D.C. Sniper John Allen Muhammad’s ex-wife, said she knows about the connection first-hand.”

NBC Washington: ‘Beyond Vulgar’: Human Hair Buildup in Metro System Poses Fire Threat “Hair and other human fibers are accumulating in Washington D.C. Metro tunnels in such large quantities that the gunk poses a threat of electrical sparks and fire, a transit consultant tells News4. So much hair and skin cells built up on insulators that support the electrified third rails that the mess looks like a thick layer of felt, said a safety specialist from Amalgamated Transit Union, the largest labor union representing transit employees in North America.”

NBC Washington: Report: 264 Congressional Accountability Act Settlements Cost Taxpayers Tens of Millions of Dollars Over 20 Years “Amid reports of sexual harassment allegations on Capitol Hill, Congress’ Office of Compliance (OOC) released a report that shows 264 settlements over violations of workplace rights in the past 20 years, costing taxpayers millions of dollars. Since 1997, over $17 million has been paid out from an account of the Office in the Treasury of the United States for the payment of awards and settlements, according to the OOC.”

NBC Washington: Advocates for the Homeless Sleep Outside in DC “Dozens of people are sleeping outside to raise awareness—and money—for D.C.‘s homeless.”

Police News

Fox5DC: Police warn of fake GoFundMe pages created for slain Baltimore detective “Only hours after a Baltimore police homicide detective passed away after being shot in the head, officials are warning that scammers have created fake fundraising pages that are purportedly for the slain officer. Detective Sean Suiter was in a vacant lot in West Baltimore Wednesday afternoon investigating a homicide when he was shot once in the head by a gunman. Suiter had approached the suspect because he was acting suspiciously.”

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Posted November 17 2017 at 3:29 PM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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