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Daily News Clips - October 16, 2017

Summary

Two men were shot and wounded when an unknown assailant opened fire in Southeast D.C. on Saturday night, authorities said Sunday. D.C. police said the double-shooting occurred in the 4900 block of G Street Southeast, about 3/4 of a mile south of the Benning Road Metro station. • Police and the FBI and are asking for help finding an 11-year-old girl missing from the District. Dajana Houston was last seen on Saturday, October 14. She is a black female with brown hair and brown eyes. Houston is 5-foot-4-inches tall and weighs 110 pounds. She was last seen wearing a purple shirt, black pants, and black shoes.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: Two men wounded in double-shooting in Southeast D.C. “Two men were shot and wounded when an unknown assailant opened fire in Southeast D.C. on Saturday night, authorities said Sunday. D.C. police said the double-shooting occurred in the 4900 block of G Street Southeast, about 3/4 of a mile south of the Benning Road Metro station.”

Fox5DC: FBI searching for 11-year-old girl last seen in DC “Police and the FBI and are asking for help finding an 11-year-old girl missing from the District. Dajana Houston was last seen on Saturday, October 14. She is a black female with brown hair and brown eyes. Houston is 5-foot-4-inches tall and weighs 110 pounds. She was last seen wearing a purple shirt, black pants, and black shoes.”

Washington Post: Libyan is first witness to directly implicate Benghazi suspect at trial in Washington “The government’s effort to prove Ahmed Abu Khattala responsible for the September 2012 attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, after days of wrenching testimony by victims, has turned to a witness who for the first time directly implicated him in planning the assault.”

WJLA: DC police ask for public’s help locating 51-year-old man “D.C. police are asking for the public’s help locating a missing 51-year-old man last seen on Friday. Police say Robert Taylor Jr. went missing from the 400 block of 2nd St., NW and is considered a “critical missing” person.”

Public Safety Updates

NBC Washington: Two Rescued From NE DC Apartment Fire “Two people were rescued from a northeast Washington, D.C., apartment fire early Sunday morning. Fire officials said the fire was confined to a second-floor apartment located at the 900 block of 52nd Street, Northeast around 7:15 a.m. The two people inside the building were not seriously injured.”

NBC Washington: White Supremacist Group Hangs Anti-‘Dreamer’ Banner Outside DC Immigration Law Office “Two members of a white supremacist group hung a banner decrying the “Dreamer” movement outside the American Immigration Lawyers Association office in Washington, D.C., Saturday.”

Washington Post: When is a Facebook ‘like’ a crime? “Federal prosecutors in Washington appear willing to limit the scope of search warrants for the Facebook accounts of local activists connected to protests during President Trump’s inauguration.”

Fox5DC: Metro service back to normal after man struck by train near L’Enfant Plaza “Service is back to normal along a portion of D.C.‘s Metrorail lines after officials say a man was struck by a train Friday morning. The incident happened at L’Enfant Plaza around 9:30 a.m. Officials believe the person threw himself in front of the moving Blue line train.”

NBC Washington: 3 Routes Possible for 15-Min. Baltimore-Washington Train “There are now three possible routes for a high-speed rail line that promises a 15-minute ride between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Every proposal would have a station in Washington, with stops in Baltimore and at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, WTOP reports. The system would eventually go to New York.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: ‘A mecca for prostitution’? A new bill proposes decriminalizing sex work in D.C. “Most of the times Laya Mona­rez sold sex in the District, she said things went smoothly: She got money to pay her rent, and her customers got what they wanted. It is the times that turned violent, though, that stick with Monarez, 35, who is now a LGBT activist and artist.”

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Posted October 16 2017 at 10:29 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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