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Police are searching for two suspects connected to an armed robbery of a woman that took place in front of her young child in Northeast D.C. Police say it happened at around 12:25 p.m. on Sept. 24 in the 1200 block of Wylie Street. According to the police report, the female victim was walking on the sidewalk on Wylie Street with her child riding on a bicycle nearby when a suspect approached her and said, “Give that money.” After the victim replied, “What money?” the suspect pointed at her purse and pulled up his shirt to pull out his gun tucked in his waistband. • D.C. police on Thursday identified a second man who died in a shooting in Northwest Washington on Tuesday night. Sefjuan Jones, 22, of Nashville, N.C., was pronounced dead at a hospital after the shooting near a three-story colonial in the 6200 block of Eighth Street NW, two blocks east of Georgia Avenue in the Brightwood neighborhood.

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Fox5DC: VIDEO: Suspect robs woman at gunpoint in front of her young child riding bicycle “Police are searching for two suspects connected to an armed robbery of a woman that took place in front of her young child in Northeast D.C. Police say it happened at around 12:25 p.m. on Sept. 24 in the 1200 block of Wylie Street. According to the police report, the female victim was walking on the sidewalk on Wylie Street with her child riding on a bicycle nearby when a suspect approached her and said, “Give that money.” After the victim replied, “What money?” the suspect pointed at her purse and pulled up his shirt to pull out his gun tucked in his waistband.”

Washington Post: Police identify second man killed in Northwest D.C. shooting “D.C. police on Thursday identified a second man who died in a shooting in Northwest Washington on Tuesday night. Sefjuan Jones, 22, of Nashville, N.C., was pronounced dead at a hospital after the shooting near a three-story colonial in the 6200 block of Eighth Street NW, two blocks east of Georgia Avenue in the Brightwood neighborhood.”

NBC Washington: Man Pleads Guilty to Setting Girlfriend on Fire at DC Motel “A man has pleaded guilty to setting his girlfriend on fire at a D.C. Motel earlier in the year. Joseph Hammond plead guilty on Tuesday to one charge of assault with a dangerous weapon. Hammond set the victim on fire on May 3 at a Motel 6 on Fourth Street NE, according to a statement from D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Vito Maggiolo. The victim was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Maggiolo said.”

Washington Post: District man sentenced to more than four years for SUV robbery “A District man was sentenced to four and a half years in prison Thursday after robbing a man of his SUV in Northeast Washington this summer, federal prosecutors said. Marcquise Smith, 27, took the SUV within six weeks after his release a from five-year sentence for armed robbery in the District, according to a statement from the U.S. attorney for the District Jessie K. Liu.”

Public Safety Updates

Washington Post: Immigration judges say proposed quotas from Justice Dept. threaten independence “The Trump administration is taking steps to impose “numeric performance standards” on federal immigration judges, drawing a sharp rebuke from judges who say production quotas or similar measures will threaten judicial independence, as well as their ability to decide life-or-death deportation cases.”

Washington Post: The healthy D.C. economy is leaving behind longtime black residents, new study finds “The booming and increasingly dynamic D.C. economy is leaving the city’s longtime black residents behind, according to a study released Thursday that examines African American employment, population and housing trends in the nation’s capital.”

WJLA: Lockkeeper’s House carefully moved 50’ on The Mall, to become more accessible “Within 30 minutes it arrived, fifty feet away but still on the National Mall at 17th Street. “We really think of this project as creating a new gateway to this portion of the National Mall,” said Teresa Durkin, the project manager.”

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Posted October 13 2017 at 9:56 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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