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Daily News Clips - October 23, 2017

Summary

A woman has died and a man is hurt after a shooting Friday night in Anacostia. Shawntese Murphy, of Suitland, Maryland, died after she and the man were shot on the 1600 block of U Street SE. Murphy was 30. Police responded about 10:55 p.m. Murphy was pronounced dead on the way to a hospital. • Nearly two weeks after the brother of a Virginia Tech football player was gunned down in Southeast D.C., police say an arrest has been made in the case. On Friday, D.C. police arrested 21-year-old Michael Leonard Jones of Bladensburg, Maryland, and charged him with first-degree murder while armed for the slaying of Omar Rodgers.

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Crime Updates

NBC Washington: Woman Killed, Man Hurt in Anacostia Shooting “A woman has died and a man is hurt after a shooting Friday night in Anacostia. Shawntese Murphy, of Suitland, Maryland, died after she and the man were shot on the 1600 block of U Street SE. Murphy was 30. Police responded about 10:55 p.m. Murphy was pronounced dead on the way to a hospital.”

Fox5DC: Man arrested for murder of Virginia Tech football player’s brother “Nearly two weeks after the brother of a Virginia Tech football player was gunned down in Southeast D.C., police say an arrest has been made in the case. On Friday, D.C. police arrested 21-year-old Michael Leonard Jones of Bladensburg, Maryland, and charged him with first-degree murder while armed for the slaying of Omar Rodgers.”

NBC Washington: 16-Year-Old Boy Shot Walking Home From School in Northeast DC “A 16-year-old boy was shot in the butt and back on Friday afternoon in northeast D.C. Police received the call of a shooting in the 1900 block of 3rd Street NE about 4:10 p.m. Friends at the scene said the victim was walking home from Dunbar High School about a mile away. He may not have been the intended target, police said.”

Washington Post: D. C. police say burglar would walk into businesses, then hide until they closed “The targets in the burglary binge were varied. A restaurant in an old fire station that dates to the horse-and-buggy days. An upscale tavern that names its cocktails after constitutional amendments. A nutritional supplement shop along the streetcar line on H Street. D.C. police said one man burglarized these three businesses and two others from late September through Thursday, when he was arrested after an employee chased him from a bar on Capitol Hill, two blocks from the Supreme Court.”

Public Safety Updates

NBC Washington: Woman Dies After NE DC Apartment Fire “A woman was killed after a fire started inside a northeast Washington, D.C., apartment on Saturday night. Fire crews were called to an apartment building in the 4000 block of 8th Street, Northeast, around 8:30 p.m. Saturday to investigate an electrical odor. They located a small fire in the bedroom of an apartment on the first floor.”

Washington Post: Two D.C. men hit by vehicle, killed in Dewey Beach, Del. “Two Washington men were killed Saturday in the Atlantic Coast resort town of Dewey Beach, Del, when they were struck by a car while they were on their bicycles, authorities said. The Delaware State police said the two men were 53 and 58 years old. Their names were withheld until relatives could be notified.”

NBC Washington: Natural Resources Police Officers Take Self-Defense Training “Because of officers retiring, Natural Resources Police officers can find themselves working alone, so they are getting self-defense training that could be life-saving.”

NBC Washington: Study: Body Cameras Didn’t Change DC Officers’ Behavior “If one group of D.C. police officers has body cameras and another group doesn’t, do they behave differently? The results of a study released Friday say no. The Metropolitan Police Department and applied scientists with the D.C. Office of the City Administrator measured the impact of body-worn cameras that 1,200 patrol officers and sergeants wore for about seven months across the city. That data was compared with a group of 1,200 officers without cameras.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: Many of D.C. youth who go missing are runaways. The city is trying to help. “One teen lost track of time while playing basketball. Another didn’t come home until after three in the morning. And for the second time in two weeks, a 12-year-old girl ran away from home. Altogether, eight youths were reported missing over a recent 24-hour period in the District. Each young person returned home within a day, and their cases were closed by D.C. police.”

Washington Post: Consulting firm managing United Medical Center ousts hospital CEO “The consulting firm charged with turning around the troubled United Medical Center has told District officials it will replace the hospital’s chief executive. The move comes on the heels of six council members filing a resolution disapproving of the proposed $4.2 million contract for Veritas of Washington LLC to continue its hospital management next year.”

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Posted October 23 2017 at 1:03 PM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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