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Daily News Clips - November 27, 2017

Summary

A man was shot and killed and a boy was wounded in southwest Washington, D.C., on Saturday night. D.C. police said the deceased victim has been identified as Khyre Amar Ledbetter, 18, of northeast Washington. They said Lebetter and the boy were found inside an apartment in the 300 block of P Street Southwest around 9:20 p.m. on Nov. 25. • A 43-year-old man was fatally shot Thursday night at an apartment complex in Southeast Washington, according to D.C. police. Joseph Phill Smith, of Northwest, was pronounced dead at the scene. A second man also was shot and suffered injuries police deemed non-life-threatening.

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Crime Updates

NBC Washington: Man Killed, Boy Wounded in Southwest Washington Shooting “A man was shot and killed and a boy was wounded in southwest Washington, D.C., on Saturday night. D.C. police said the deceased victim has been identified as Khyre Amar Ledbetter, 18, of northeast Washington. They said Lebetter and the boy were found inside an apartment in the 300 block of P Street Southwest around 9:20 p.m. on Nov. 25.”

Washington Post: Man killed, another injured in shooting in Southeast D.C. “A 43-year-old man was fatally shot Thursday night at an apartment complex in Southeast Washington, according to D.C. police. Joseph Phill Smith, of Northwest, was pronounced dead at the scene. A second man also was shot and suffered injuries police deemed non-life-threatening.”

Washington Post: Police: Car passenger shot in eye just south of Dupont Circle “A man was shot in the eye while seated in a car just south of Dupont Circle in Washington early Sunday morning, according to a D.C. police report. The victim was in “serious but stable condition” on Sunday, a police spokesman said. About 1 a.m., the car was in the 1300 block of Connecticut Avenue NW, when the passenger began arguing with a man who was standing nearby, police said. After a brief argument, the man outside fired one round into the car’s windshield and struck the passenger “in the left eye,” according to the incident report.”

Fox5DC: Three siblings missing, found safe “Three siblings who were missing since Thanksgiving have been found. D.C. police say 8-year-old Leandna, 11-year-old Leandra and 14-year-old Andrell Rice were last seen at the 4500 block of South Dakota Avenue on November 23. All three children may have beeen accompanied by their mother, Emily Rice.”

Washington Post: Different sort of Black Friday on Washington-region streets: cash taken, not paid “On Black Friday, a day of retail frenzy, stores provide goods in return for money. But the streets of the Washington region saw a kind of reverse Black Friday, as several people tried to get money in return for nothing but threats. In Washington, according to D.C. police, someone showed interest in cash at a store in the 900 block of Bladensburg Road NE at 2:25 a.m. They said he displayed a pistol, got money and left.”

Washington Post: Police arrest 20-year-old man in killing of District teen “A regional fugitive task force arrested a Northwest man Wednesday on a warrant that charged him in the killing of a 16-year-old earlier this month along the Georgia Avenue corridor, in a case police believed may be linked to gang activity.”

Public Safety Updates

NBC Washington: Missing Pieces: More Than 350 Firearms Lost or Stolen From DC-Area Police Since 2011 “More than 350 firearms have been lost or stolen from local and federal police agencies headquartered in the Washington, D.C., area since 2011, according to an investigation by the News4 I-Team. In many cases, the firearms have not yet been recovered.”

Washington Post: Fires, carbon monoxide displace residents in Maryland and D.C. “It was a pleasant Thanksgiving weekend for many, but it was less so for those in the District and Montgomery County who were forced from their homes by fire or dangerous gas. In the District, a “dangerously high level” of carbon monoxide created by a boiler problem prompted evacuation Saturday of an eight-story building at 1001 Third St. SW, authorities said.”

Fox5DC: Water main break floods homes on Thanksgiving “A large water main break in northwest, D.C. flooded roads and seeped into homes on Thanksgiving. The break was reported around 10:17 p.m. Thursday on 9th and T Streets. D.C. Fire and EMS‏ officials say at least two homes were flooded. Clean up and repairs are being made at this time.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: D.C. Council proposes measure to rein in school suspensions “The District’s school leaders are decrying a D.C. Council proposal that would limit administrators’ authority to suspend and expel unruly students, saying it could endanger teachers and usurp their ability to discipline students.”

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Posted November 27 2017 at 9:34 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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