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Daily News Clips - September 8, 2017

Summary

D.C. police on Thursday arrested a third suspect in the July 10 shooting of a 1-year-old boy who was struck by three bullets during a shootout at an apartment complex in Northeast Washington. • Police said a man kiled in Congress Heights last March had been targeted in earlier shootings. 28-year-old Andrew McPhatter was killed March 1 while sitting in the driver’s seat of a green Buick Regal.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: Police arrest third suspect in July shooting of 1 -year-old boy “D.C. police on Thursday arrested a third suspect in the July 10 shooting of a 1-year-old boy who was struck by three bullets during a shootout at an apartment complex in Northeast Washington.”

Washington Post: Man killed in Congress Heights had been targeted in earlier shootings “For two weeks starting in mid-February, the streets in one part of Congress Heights became a shooting gallery. Eleven people were shot in 13 days in an area of just a few square blocks. D.C. police said the shootings continued until a man targeted in many of the attacks — 28-year-old Andrew McPhatter — was killed March 1 while sitting in the driver’s seat of a green Buick Regal.”

Public Safety Updates

Washington Post: D.C. officer will not face charges in fatal Christmas Day shooting of assailant “Federal prosecutors will not file charges against a D.C. police officer involved in the Christmas Day fatal shooting of a Northeast man after they determined the man was armed with a knife during an argument with his girlfriend.”

Fox5DC: Traveling memorial honoring fallen post-9/11 military service members unveiled in DC “A ceremony held at the Lincoln Memorial remembered those who died while serving our country since 9/11. The Remembering Our Fallen National Memorial, which consists of several 10-foot-tall “Tribute Towers” featuring military and personal photos of fallen service members, was unveiled and placed between the Lincoln Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool.”

NBC Washington: DC Needs $20 Million Worth of Street Signs “Terry Lynch, executive director the Downtown Cluster of Congregations, says emergency responders may be delayed, tourists may become lost and visitors may leave D.C. with a bad impression—all because of signage problems.”

Mayor and City Council

NBC Washington: Will Mayor Bowser Run Unopposed in 2018? “Rather than challenging D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, Attorney General Karl Racine has decided to run for re-election to a second term, according to sources involved in his campaign. He’s scheduled to make a formal announcement as early as Friday.”

Washington Post: Trump taps White House legal adviser to serve on high-profile D.C. Circuit “President Trump tapped one of his White House lawyers Thursday for an open seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, which often rules on important political cases involving executive power and government regulations.”

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Posted September 08 2017 at 11:54 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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