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DC Crime Summary - February 9th - 15th

DC Crime Summary - February 9th - 15th

There was one homicide and several violent crimes this week in the District. • Police are investigating after five people were shot in four separate incidents overnight in the District. Investigators say the shootings began around 10 p.m. Thursday when a man was shot in the 5000 block of B Street in the Southeast. The victim is expected to survive. Officers say two men were shot around midnight on the 3600 block of Hayes Street in the Northeast. One of the victim was hospitalized in critical condition. The second victim is expected to survive. All of the shootings are currently under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 911. Three people were shot Sunday evening in Southeast Washington, in one of at least seven separate shootings reported to police over the weekend. The latest of the shootings was the one in which three people were wounded in the 800 block of Southern Avenue SE about 5:30 p.m. At least one other shooting was reported Sunday and five others on Saturday. No fatalities were reported. In addition, three stabbings were reported to police Saturday. D.C. police are on the lookout for two suspects after a man was shot in Southwest D.C. The victim was found conscious and breathing suffering from several gunshot wounds at the scene, according to police. He was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police say they responded at around 5:44 p.m. Friday to the 3900 block of South Capitol Street for a shooting in front of a liquor store and a carryout restaurant. Two people were in federal custody Wednesday, and three people were recovering from injuries after authorities said the driver of a rented sport utility vehicle tried to enter a secured area of the top-secret National Security Agency. Authorities quickly concluded the incident was not terrorism. In late afternoon, an FBI spokesman said one theory being investigated is whether the driver mistakenly turned onto a restricted parkway exit and panicked when he saw heavily armed police. “Until we complete all the interviews, we just can’t say definitively,” said David Fitz, the spokesman.

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Fox5DC: Police: 5 shot overnight in DC “Police are investigating after five people were shot in four separate incidents overnight in the District. Investigators say the shootings began around 10 p.m. Thursday when a man was shot in the 5000 block of B Street in the Southeast. The victim is expected to survive. Officers say two men were shot around midnight on the 3600 block of Hayes Street in the Northeast. One of the victim was hospitalized in critical condition. The second victim is expected to survive.”

Washington Post: Three wounded Sunday evening in one of seven weekend shootings “Three people were shot Sunday evening in Southeast Washington, in one of at least seven separate shootings reported to police over the weekend. The latest of the shootings was the one in which three people were wounded in the 800 block of Southern Avenue SE about 5:30 p.m. At least one other shooting was reported Sunday and five others on Saturday. No fatalities were reported. In addition, three stabbings were reported to police Saturday.”

Washington Post: D.C. man dies Friday after a shooting a week earlier “A man died Friday after being shot Feb. 2 in Southeast Washington, the D.C. police said. Dalane Yates, 25, of Northeast Washington, was shot about 7:30 p.m. in the 4700 block of Alabama Avenue SE, police said. He was found in a house and taken to a hospital for treatment, police said. Police provided no information about a motive or suspect.”

Fox5DC: Police investigating shooting in Southwest DC “D.C. police are on the lookout for two suspects after a man was shot in Southwest D.C. The victim was found conscious and breathing suffering from several gunshot wounds at the scene, according to police. He was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police say they responded at around 5:44 p.m. Friday to the 3900 block of South Capitol Street for a shooting in front of a liquor store and a carryout restaurant.”

Washington Post: Officer injured, two in custody in shooting incident near NSA security gate “Two people were in federal custody Wednesday, and three people were recovering from injuries after authorities said the driver of a rented sport utility vehicle tried to enter a secured area of the top-secret National Security Agency. Authorities quickly concluded the incident was not terrorism. In late afternoon, an FBI spokesman said one theory being investigated is whether the driver mistakenly turned onto a restricted parkway exit and panicked when he saw heavily armed police. “Until we complete all the interviews, we just can’t say definitively,” said David Fitz, the spokesman.”

Washington Post: Man carrying pistol on Capitol Hill arrested, charged in two burglaries, police say “A man was arrested on Capitol Hill on Friday who, according to D.C. police, did not have a home but did have a gun. Police said they later charged him in two Capitol Hill burglaries. In a statement, the police said Lawrence Prince, 28, was arrested in the 200 block of Ninth Street NE, after “he was found to be in possession of a firearm.” They said Prince had “no fixed address.” After investigating, police said, they charged him in connection with a burglary on Jan. 22, in the 300 block of Constitution Avenue NE.”

Washington Post: Police charge suspect in one of three killings that occurred on single day “Two friends who were killed in the District on a single day in December were shot with the same gun and in the same alley in Southeast Washington, according to newly released records and court testimony on Monday. Armani Nico Coles, 27, was found the evening of Dec. 28 after his body was shoved out of a car on a street near the Anacostia Freeway in Capitol Heights, Md. Kerrice Lewis, 23, was found dead an hour later in the trunk of a burning blue Lexus, in an alley about three miles away. She had been shot 15 times.”

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Washington Post: Four injured, one critically, in D.C. car crash “In a day of several unusual automotive mishaps, one car crashed into a house in Fairfax County, and three other cars burned in separate incidents elsewhere. Four people were injured in what appeared to be the most serious of the incidents. One of the four injured was in critical condition after a car crashed and caught fire about 1 p.m.in the 3000 block of South Dakota Avenue NE, according to the D.C. fire department. The fire was relatively small, and was quickly extinguished, the department said.”
NBC Washington: Northeast DC Residents Rescued Strangers After Crash “After a driver crashed into a pole on South Dakota Avenue NE, two people who live nearby jumped into action to save two people trapped inside the car. “I took a couple cracks at it, broke the window,” one of the rescuers said.”

Fox5DC: DC police help stranded man with autism get home to NY “A 24-year-old man with autism from New York who was stranded in D.C. is now home safely, after D.C. police officers came to his aid and kindly helped him get home. Police say the man, who was from New York City, had taken a bus to D.C. and got lost. They say officers who located the man found out he was unable to buy a ticket to get back home to New York.”

Washington Post: Five people taken to hospital after being trapped in D.C. hotel elevator “Five people were taken to a hospital Thursday evening after D.C. firefighters rescued 26 people trapped in a service elevator at a Northwest Washington hotel, officials said. The elevator stalled in a subterranean level at the Marriott Marquis, in the 900 block of Massachusetts Avenue NW, fire officials said. Firefighters from Rescue Squad 1 opened the elevator car shortly after 6 p.m., said Vito Maggiolo, a spokesman. Those taken to the hospital complained of feeling ill effects from being stuck, Maggiolo said.”

Fox5DC: Trump infrastructure proposal cites potential value of selling DC-area airports “President Donald Trump’s long-awaited infrastructure plan calls for giving government agencies the authority to sell off airports, roads and other federal assets. The president is calling for divesting assets when federal agencies can show the sale would “optimize taxpayer value.” The proposal lists Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Dulles International Airport as examples of the types of assets that could meet the criteria. Both are located in Virginia.”
WJLA: Thunder the horse dies after 10 years on job with D.C. police “A horse with the Metropolitan Police Department has died. D.C. police said Wednesday on Twitter that Thunder, a 10-year veteran with the department, had passed away. According to the tweet, Thunder was a “beloved member” of their Horse Mounted Unit and participated in presidential inaugurations, Cherry Blossom parades, the Women’s March and the Pope’s visit, among other events.”

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Posted February 16 2018 at 1:48 PM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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