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Daily News Clips - October 9, 2017

Summary

Two people were found fatally shot Sunday, both of them in vehicles in separate incidents in the District, police said. Omar Earl Rodgers, 25, of Southeast Washington, was found in a vehicle about 3:50 a.m. in the 2200 block of Martin Luther King Avenue SE, suffering from a gunshot wound, police said. Police said he died at a hospital. Police said Norman James, 30, of Southeast, was found in a vehicle in the 5100 block of H Street SE. He had been shot at least twice and died at the scene • Robbers held up six people at knifepoint within a little more than two hours early Sunday in Northwest Washington, police said. Four victims were robbed in the 1700 block of 15th Street NW about 5:10 a.m. An hour later, another robbery was reported in the 1300 block of Monroe Street NW, and about 7:15 a.m. the final victim was robbed in the 1200 block of Quincy Street NW.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: Two slain in DC Sunday morning; both in cars “Omar Earl Rodgers, 25, of Southeast Washington, was found in a vehicle about 3:50 a.m. in the 2200 block of Martin Luther King Avenue SE, suffering from a gunshot wound, police said. Police said he died at a hospital. Police said Norman James, 30, of Southeast, was found in a vehicle in the 5100 block of H Street SE. He had been shot at least twice and died at the scene.”

Washington Post: Three knifepoint robberies in NW on Sunday “Robbers held up six people at knifepoint within a little more than two hours early Sunday in Northwest Washington, police said. Four victims were robbed in the 1700 block of 15th Street NW about 5:10 a.m. An hour later, another robbery was reported in the 1300 block of Monroe Street NW, and about 7:15 a.m. the final victim was robbed in the 1200 block of Quincy Street NW.”

NBC Washington: Woman Dies After Being Hit by Minivan on H Street NE “A woman has died after she was hit by a minivan Saturday morning on H Street NE, D.C. police say. The pedestrian was crossing H Street when the minivan hit her at 10th Street, near the Ben’s Chili Bowl restaurant. First-responders were called about 11:10 a.m., police said.”

NBC Washington: Threats Against EPA Employees Up 50% in 2017 “Threats against employees of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have spiked 50 percent this year, according to an investigation by the News4 I-Team. Agents with EPA’s Office of Inspector General have launched at least 70 investigations into threats against EPA employees in 2017, including a surge of threats against agency Administrator Scott Pruitt.”

NBC Washington: Man Confesses to DC Cold Case Murder, Says He Will Lead Police to Girlfriend’s Body “The man charged with killing his girlfriend, a federal worker, in 2009 confessed to the crime on Friday and has agreed to help investigators find her body in exchange for a lighter sentence. Jose Rodriguez-Cruz, 52, agreed to serve 12 years in prison for the murder of Pamela Butler. As a part of his plea agreement, Rodriguez-Cruz said he will show authorities where he buried Butler’s body.”

Public Safety Updates

NBC Washington: Fiery DC Crash Leaves 2 in Critical Condition “Two people pulled from a fiery crash in Southeast D.C. are in critical condition, fire officials say. The car involved in the crash wound up in a ball of flames in a wooded area near 2800 Hillcrest Drive SE. It’s unclear what caused the car to crash and go off of the road.”

NBC Washington: DC 12-Year-Old Holds Disaster Relief Bake Sale on Her Birthday “Instead of throwing a regular party for her 12th birthday, D.C. resident Priya Allen and her friends hosted a bake sale to benefit disaster victims in Mexico and the Caribbean. “We had a sleepover and got up at 6:40 to clean and bake and get ready,” she said.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: ‘Good reason’ no longer needed to carry a concealed gun in D.C. “People who want to carry a gun on the streets of the nation’s capital no longer need to show a “good reason” to obtain a concealed-weapons permit after a court order took effect Friday morning. The order from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia took effect shortly after 8 a.m. — less than 24 hours after D.C. officials announced they would not ask the Supreme Court to review the decision in Wrenn v. District of Columbia.”

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Posted October 09 2017 at 9:59 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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