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DC Crime Summary - January 12th - 18th 2018

DC Crime Summary - January 12th - 18th 2018

There were three homicides and several violent crimes this week in the District. A 14-year-old boy died after he was shot Sunday night in Southeast D.C., police say. Steven Slaughter was killed on the 1700 block of Minnesota Avenue SE, police said Monday morning. He was a ninth-grader at Friendship Collegiate Academy. Slaughter was shot as he headed home from a corner store with a friend. Officers responded after 7 p.m. after a report of a shooting. Police say a woman has died and three others have been injured in a drive-by shooting in Southeast, D.C. The shooting was reported at about 11 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of 16th and U streets in the Anacostia area. D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser were less than a mile away when the shooting occurred as they were addressing the homicide investigation of a 14-year-old boy who was killed over the weekend in a nearby neighborhood. • A 17-year-old teenager is dead and two others were injured in a shooting in Northeast D.C. on Friday, according to officials. D.C. police said the shooting happened in the basement of a home in the 400 block of Riggs Road Northeast near LaSalle Elementary School at about 2:05 p.m. Authorities said when officers arrived at the home, 17-year-old Davon Fisher and two men were found suffering from gunshot wounds. D.C. police arrested and charged a 15-year-old in an armed carjacking early Saturday evening near the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in Southeast Washington. The suspect, whose name was not released, was charged after two suspects allegedly brandished handguns and demanded a woman exit her vehicle in the 2300 block of High Street SE at about 5:54 p.m. Saturday, police said.

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‘The Best Kid Ever’: Boy, 14, Killed in Shooting in Southeast DC “A 14-year-old boy died after he was shot Sunday night in Southeast D.C., police say. Steven Slaughter was killed on the 1700 block of Minnesota Avenue SE, police said Monday morning. He was a ninth-grader at Friendship Collegiate Academy. Slaughter was shot as he headed home from a corner store with a friend. Officers responded after 7 p.m. after a report of a shooting.”

Fox5DC: Southeast DC drive-by shooting leaves 4 injured “Police say a woman has died and three others have been injured in a drive-by shooting in Southeast, D.C. The shooting was reported at about 11 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of 16th and U streets in the Anacostia area. D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser were less than a mile away when the shooting occurred as they were addressing the homicide investigation of a 14-year-old boy who was killed over the weekend in a nearby neighborhood.”

Fox5DC: Teen boy killed, 2 men injured in DC shooting, police say “A 17-year-old teenager is dead and two others were injured in a shooting in Northeast D.C. on Friday, according to officials. D.C. police said the shooting happened in the basement of a home in the 400 block of Riggs Road Northeast near LaSalle Elementary School at about 2:05 p.m. Authorities said when officers arrived at the home, 17-year-old Davon Fisher and two men were found suffering from gunshot wounds.”

Washington Post: Police charge 15-year-old in armed carjacking in Southeast D.C. “D.C. police arrested and charged a 15-year-old in an armed carjacking early Saturday evening near the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in Southeast Washington. The suspect, whose name was not released, was charged after two suspects allegedly brandished handguns and demanded a woman exit her vehicle in the 2300 block of High Street SE at about 5:54 p.m. Saturday, police said.”

Washington Post: Man arrested in armed robbery at 7-Eleven on Dupont Circle “D.C. police have arrested a man in the armed robbery of a 7-Eleven store in Dupont Circle last week. Cordell Brockington, 24, of Southeast Washington, was charged Friday with holding up the convenience store in the 1600 block of Connecticut Avenue NW at R Street. Police said the robbery occurred at 1:10 a.m. Tuesday when a man approached a cashier holding his shirt up and showing the butt of a gun tucked into the waistband of his trousers.”

Fox5DC: VIDEO: 2 masked suspects rob DC restaurant at gunpoint “Police are searching for two suspects in an armed robbery at a Mexican restaurant in Northwest D.C. last week. Police say the robbery happened Friday inside the El Don Restaurant in the 4400 block of 14th Street. According to police report, the masked suspects entered the restaurant at around 11:31 p.m. with four employees and two customers inside. One of the suspects was armed with a black handgun and pointed the weapon at the owner of the restaurant while saying, “Give me everything you got.””

NBC Washington: Police: Uber Driver Arrested for Attacking Woman Near Capitol “An Uber driver wanted for trying to sexually assault a woman blocks away from the U.S. Capitol has been arrested, D.C. police say. A woman told police a driver she hired stopped his car in the middle of their trip and viciously attacked her about 4 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 10 on East Capitol Street SE. The victim told police the man parked his car during the trip and tried to sexually assault her.”

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NBC Washington: Woman is critically injured in Bloomingdale fire “A woman was critically injured Sunday in a fire in her apartment in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Northwest Washington, authorities said. The woman was rescued from a top floor apartment in a three story building in the block of Rhode Island Avenue just west of North Capitol Street, said the DC Fire and EMS Department. The fire displaced about half a dozen residents, the department said. The cause was not immediately known.”

Fox5DC: DC apartment fire forces more than a dozen residents out into the cold “One man was rescued and over a dozen were forced out into the cold after an apartment fire overnight in Southeast, D.C. Firefighters used a ladder to rescue the man from his second floor apartment after the fire was reported just before 3 a.m. in the 4200 block of 6th Street. Officials say the man suffered critical injuries and was hospitalized. They say another patient was being evaluated for injuries.”

Washington Post: Man in critical condition after a fire in Southeast D.C. “Firefighters rescued one person Thursday morning from an apartment in Southeast Washington after a fire broke out. The blaze happened just before 3 a.m. in the 4200 block of 6th Street SE on the second floor of the building. A man was transported to an area hospital with critical injuries, officials said. He was rescued by ladder from apartment, where the fire started possibly on the stove, officials said.”

Fox5DC: Spike in flu cases in DC, health officials say “Did you get your flu shot yet? This season is shaping up to be a particularly bad one and it comes as we mark the 100th anniversary of one of the world’s most catastrophic disease outbreaks – the 1918 influenza pandemic. The D.C. Department of Health said it has seen a sharp increase of reported cases over the past week. It is also similar to what is being seen across the country and doctors fear it is only a matter of time before we could possibly see a super-flu.”

NBC Washington: Merriweather Post Pavilion Roof Collapses “The roof over one of the D.C.-area’s largest music venues collapsed early Saturday, covering the pavilion in debris. No one was hurt when the roof collapased over an seating area at The Merriweather Post Pavillion about 2:30 a.m., a statement from the venue said. Seth Hurwitz, whose company I.M.P. operates Merriweather Post Pavilion, said in a statement on Facebook that the company had been raising the roof gradually as part of a renovation project.”

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Posted January 19 2018 at 3:23 PM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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