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Daily News Clips - October 24, 2017

Summary

A man was shot and killed and another man was wounded Sunday night near Congress Heights in Southeast Washington, according to D.C. police. The shooting occurred about 8:40 p.m. in the 1900 block of Savannah Terrace SE, off Suitland Parkway. Police said both men were taken to hospitals, where one died. The second victim was listed as conscious. • Police are searching for a critically missing 15-year-old girl from Southeast D.C. Shastare Ladonja Gamble was last seen on the 1200 block of U Street Southeast Saturday, police said.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: Man fatally shot near Congress Heights in Southeast Washington “A man was shot and killed and another man was wounded Sunday night near Congress Heights in Southeast Washington, according to D.C. police. The shooting occurred about 8:40 p.m. in the 1900 block of Savannah Terrace SE, off Suitland Parkway. Police said both men were taken to hospitals, where one died. The second victim was listed as conscious.”

NBC Washington: Teen Girl Missing from Southeast DC “Police are searching for a critically missing 15-year-old girl from Southeast D.C. Shastare Ladonja Gamble was last seen on the 1200 block of U Street Southeast Saturday, police said.”

Washington Post: Five die in D.C.-area traffic incidents in three days “On Monday, police said a motorcyclist was killed in the early morning after hitting a curb in Northwest Washington. Anderson Alberto Flores-Flores, 23, of Northwest D.C. was riding a 2003 Yamaha SR6 motorcycle in the 4800 block of Arkansas Avenue NW when the motorcycle traveled into the opposite lane and hit the curb, according to D.C. police.”

Washington Post: Man who ran naked from woman’s home charged with attempted rape, robbery “A Southeast Washington man who was seen running naked from a woman’s home in Maryland has been charged with attempted murder, attempted rape, robbery and other related charges in connection with the reported break-in.”

Public Safety Updates

Washington Post: Police identify woman who died in apartment fire in Northeast Washington “The person who died in an apartment fire that occurred Saturday night in Northeast Washington has been identified as a 64-year-old woman, according to D.C. police.”

NBC Washington: Report From Congress Says Civil Servants Vulnerable to Harrasment “A new investigation finds the federal government is not doing enough to protect its own employees from sexual harassment in the workplace.”

NBC Washington: Skyrocketing DC Water Bills Leave Some Customers Unable to Pay “Water bills are skyrocketing across the District by hundreds, even thousands, of dollars a month, and the News4 I-Team found it has nothing to do with how much water customers are using. The fees are funding a multi-billion dollar project, and DC Water is charging each of its customers to pay for it.”

Mayor and City Council

Fox5DC: What can be done about the abandoned embassy next door? “The large building at the corner of 22nd and R streets in downtown Washington, D.C., sticks out like a wart in the otherwise upscale neighborhood. Plywood covers the windows, sleeping bags and empty bottles litter the shuttered doorways and head-high weeds sprout through the asphalt of the empty fenced-off parking lot.”

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Posted October 24 2017 at 11:38 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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