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Daily News Clips - October 31, 2017

Summary

Someone opened fire outside a convenience store in Anacostia on Monday morning, injuring two men, police said. The men were shot on the 2400 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE. Police responded about 11 a.m. and found the men with non-life-threatening injuries. One of the men was unconscious. Police are searching for a dark-colored, four-door sedan with rims on the tires, Patrol Services South Chief Robert Conte said. Police released a photo of a vehicle of interest. • A former Washington, D.C., charter school teacher pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a 14-year-old student. Alan Coleman entered the plea in D.C. Superior Court Monday morning, admitting to having sexual intercourse with the girl multiple times over a five-year span.

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NBC Washington: 2 Men Shot Outside Convenience Store in Southeast DC “Someone opened fire outside a convenience store in Anacostia on Monday morning, injuring two men, police said. The men were shot on the 2400 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE. Police responded about 11 a.m. and found the men with non-life-threatening injuries. One of the men was unconscious. Police are searching for a dark-colored, four-door sedan with rims on the tires, Patrol Services South Chief Robert Conte said. Police released a photo of a vehicle of interest.

NBC Washington: Former D.C. Charter School Teacher Pleads Guilty to Sexual Abuse of 14-Year-Old Student “A former Washington, D.C., charter school teacher pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a 14-year-old student. Alan Coleman entered the plea in D.C. Superior Court Monday morning, admitting to having sexual intercourse with the girl multiple times over a five-year span.”

Washington Post: Police arrest suspect in 2016 fatal shooting in NoMa neighborhood “D.C. police on Monday announced they have arrested a suspect in the 2016 fatal shooting of a man in the District’s NoMa neighborhood of Northwest Washington. Stephon Marquis Williams, 24, of Oxon Hill, Md., was charged with second-degree murder. He was arrested Friday at the D.C. Jail, where he was being held pending trial on a gun charge from September 2016.”

Washington Post: Maryland man charged with murder in fatal D.C. shooting “A Maryland man was charged with first-degree murder Friday after a D.C. man was fatally shot in July, police said. On July 21 at about 9:45 p.m., officers responded to the 5000 block of H Street SE for the report of gunshots, D.C. police said in a statement. They found 42-year-old Andre Jahmal Johnson of Southeast suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, the statement said.”

Washington Post: Woman charged with firing pellet gun at uniformed police officer “A 23-year-old woman was arrested Sunday and charged with pointing a pellet gun at an on-duty uniformed D.C. police officer in Adams Morgan and pulling the trigger three times, according to authorities. No projectile came out of the weapon, police said, and neither the suspect nor the officer was injured.”

Public Safety Updates

NBC Washington: After Boy Plunged, Should Fences Go Up on Overpasses? “A 12-year-old boy plunged from an overpass onto I-66 on Saturday, killing a woman who was driving past. Should fences be put up on that overpass and others?”

NBC Washington: Patient Death at United Medical Center Triggers Changes “The quality of care at the only Washington, D.C., hospital east of the Anacostia River is being called into question again after a patient died at United Medical Center, and audio of his final moments were recorded as he pleaded for help.”

Fox5DC: Strong winds, heavy rain bring power outages and downed trees “Strong winds and heavy rain have left thousands without power Monday morning as a powerful nor’easter moved through the region. The storm materialized overnight and brought wind gusts of around 40 miles per hour into the area. A Wind Advisory is in place until 10 a.m.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: ‘Simply unacceptable’: D.C. Council members press hospital operator on patient’s death “D.C. Council members said they were “gravely” worried about patients’ safety at the District’s only public hospital in a tense hearing Monday, as the executives who run the troubled facility pledged to improve. The D.C. Council health committee hearing focused on the performance of Veritas of Washington, a firm led by campaign donors to Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D), which has managed United Medical Center for a fee of $300,000 per month since 2016. The council must decide in the coming weeks whether to renew the contract.”

Washington Post: Hong Kong selected over D.C. to host Gay Games in 2022 “The nation’s capital lost out on hosting the Gay Games 2022 to Hong Kong, the federation of Gay Games announced Monday afternoon. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) and 23 city representatives flew to Paris this past weekend to make their pitch for the games during a presentation that included proposed security measures and sites for events. Guadalajara, Mexico, also was a finalist.”

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Posted October 31 2017 at 9:52 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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