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Daily News Clips - September 5, 2017

Summary

A teen was fatally shot in a triple shooting Saturday night aimed at a D.C. home. D.C. police said they think that someone in the group was targeted, but they’re not sure who, or whether the intended target was among those injured. • Two men were found shot in Northeast D.C. near the D.C.-Maryland border Friday night. D.C. police say the shooting took place in the 5900 block of Eads Street at around 10:11 p.m. The victims were eventually found several blocks away in the 400 block of Eastern Avenue.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: Teen fatally shot day after 19th birthday amid gunfire aimed at D.C. home “D.C. police said they think that someone in the group was targeted, but they’re not sure who, or whether the intended target was among those injured. What is clear is another D.C. family is grieving the death of a loved one, this time a young woman who had planned Sunday to start her first post-high school job, working for FedEx.”

Fox5DC: 2 people hospitalized after shooting in Northeast D.C. “Two men were found shot in Northeast D.C. near the D.C.-Maryland border Friday night. D.C. police say the shooting took place in the 5900 block of Eads Street at around 10:11 p.m. The victims were eventually found several blocks away in the 400 block of Eastern Avenue.”

Fox5DC: Man shot outside Friendship Collegiate Academy Public Charter School in Northeast DC “D.C. police say a shooting occurred Friday afternoon outside Friendship Collegiate Academy Public Charter School in Northeast D.C. Police say a man was found shot inside a white car that was in front of the school in the 4000 block of Minnesota Avenue. His injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening and he was conscious and breathing at the scene.”

Washington Post: Teenager wounded in shooting in Southeast D.C. on Sunday “Police said that officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 2700 block of Pomeroy Road SE at 3:23 p.m., and found a teenage victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim, who was not identified, said he was playing basketball when he heard gunshots and ran. He told officers he discovered afterward, as he was sitting outside a residence on Pomeroy Road, that he had been shot. He was taken by ambulance to a local hospital and is expected to survive.”

Washington Post: Stabbing Saturday night in Adams Morgan “A stabbing was reported Saturday night in the heart of the Adams Morgan neighborhood in Northwest Washington. Police said they were investigating the incident in two places, about a half mile apart. One was in the 2500 block of Ontario Road. The other was in the 2100 block of 18th Street NW.”

Fox5DC: 14th Street suspects attempt to rob DC woman “DC police have released frightening surveillance video of two suspects attempting to rob a woman near 14th Street. Authorities said the attempted theft happened in the 1400 block of R Street, NW at about 4:15 a.m. on Aug. 12.”

Washington Post: Armed robbery suspect arrested after crashing vehicle in front of Trump Hotel “A driver wanted in connection with an armed robbery and trying elude police crashed into several vehicles Sunday afternoon in front of the Trump International Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue in Northwest Washington, authorities said.

Fox5DC: Jamahri Sydnor Funeral: Services held for DC teen killed in crossfire “Funeral services were held Friday morning for a teenager who was killed in crossfire during a shootout in Northeast D.C. just days before she was set to go off to college. Family and friends gathered at Greater Mt. Calvary Holy Church as 17-year-old Jamahri Sydnor was laid to rest.”

Public Safety Updates

Washington Post: D.C. police identify victim in Harvard Street shooting “A man who was fatally shot Wednesday night in Northwest Washington’s Columbia Heights neighborhood has been identified as a 42-year-old man from Northeast, according to D.C. police. Mark Lewis was pronounced dead at the scene in the 1400 block of Harvard Street NW. The shooting occurred about 9:40 p.m., and officers found his body after responding to calls reporting gunshots.”

Washington Post: D.C. police seeking volunteers to get quick help to domestic abuse victims “D.C. police are seeking volunteers to ride with patrol officers on domestic violence calls to help victims learn about counseling services and programs to guide them through the judicial system.”

Washington Post: A man died at D.C.’s only public hospital. It took his family a week to find out. “At United Medical Center, the long-troubled public hospital in Southeast Washington, 70-year-old Bradford Brown’s death was handled differently. His family members said they were not told his life had ended until they tried to visit him a week after the fact and found an empty bed.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: At the District’s only public hospital, consultants’ fees mount — along with trouble “After the administration of Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) — who received more than $35,000 in political donations from the firm’s founders, family and affiliated companies, campaign-finance records show — authorized a no-bid contract for consultants to stanch financial losses at United Medical Center, Veritas began work for a fee of $300,000 per month.”

Police News

Washington Post: Isaac Fulwood, Washington police chief during tumultuous era, dies at 77 “Isaac Fulwood Jr., the hard-charging, plain-spoken D.C. police veteran who led the department for three tumultuous years marked by eruptions of political scandal and unprecedented homicidal violence in the capital city, died Sept. 1 at a hospital in Washington. He was 77.”

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Posted September 05 2017 at 9:50 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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