DC Crime Summary - January 26th - February 1st
There were two homicides and several violent crimes this week in the District. • Police are searching for the person who shot and killed a man in Southeast D.C. Sunday. The shooting was reported just after 10 p.m. Sunday on the 800 block of Chesapeake Street. Investigators have not released a suspect description or motive in this shooting. • A 16-year-old girl has died after D.C. police say she was shot in the head Thursday afternoon. Police say 16-year-old Taiyania Thompson, from Northeast D.C. was rushed to the hospital but died from her injuries on Sunday. Investigators say they’ve identified a vehicle of interest in this case. They say they’re looking for a 2017 white Kia Sorento SUV with a Maryland tag of 1DD2833 and may have front-end damage. • An 18-year-old man has been charged with the death of a 16-year-old girl who was shot in the head in Northeast Washington last week. Dekale Bowman was arrested Monday and charged with second-degree murder in the death of Taiyania Thompson, police said. Thompson was shot in the head inside an apartment in the 1000 block of Mt. Olivet Road Northeast on Jan. 25. She died on Jan. 28 in the hospital. • D.C. Police say they are investigating the death of a 17-year-old Ballou High School student after they say he was attacked in a classroom earlier this month. Joevon Smith died on Monday after police say in their report the student was struck several times in his face and body by two other students after he told them he would not let them use his cell phone. D.C. Police say they are awaiting results from an autopsy to determine the cause of death. • A D.C. corrections officer has been charged in a human trafficking investigation involving a teen from Prince George’s County, Maryland, who ran away from home. Frederick police said Luis Javier Privado, of Washington, D.C., was arrested after an investigation into reports of a possible abduction. Instead of an abduction, officers found a teen with two men in the 400 block of South Jefferson Street in Frederick, Maryland.
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Fox5DC: Man shot, killed in Southeast DC; police search for suspects “Police are searching for the person who shot and killed a man in Southeast D.C. Sunday. The shooting was reported just after 10 p.m. Sunday on the 800 block of Chesapeake Street. Investigators have not released a suspect description or motive in this shooting.”
NBC Washington: Man, 18, Arrested in Shooting Death of Teenage Girl “An 18-year-old man has been charged with the death of a 16-year-old girl who was shot in the head in Northeast Washington last week. Dekale Bowman was arrested Monday and charged with second-degree murder in the death of Taiyania Thompson, police said. Thompson was shot in the head inside an apartment in the 1000 block of Mt. Olivet Road Northeast on Jan. 25. She died on Jan. 28 in the hospital.”
Washington Post: Woman sexually assaulted near Anacostia River “A woman was sexually assaulted Saturday in Southeast Washington by a man who ordered her into his vehicle, the D.C. police said. The woman was walking in the 1700 block of Fairlawn Avenue about 6:30 a.m. when the man approached. He assaulted her and ordered her into the vehicle, police said. Inside the vehicle, the woman was sexually assaulted, but escaped and fled, according to police. They said the attacker drove off in a white compact four door vehicle.”
Fox5DC: Police looking for suspect after person stabbed on Metro bus “Police are looking for a suspect after they say a person was stabbed on a Metro bus Sundayafternoon. Investigators say it happened just after 3:30 p.m. as Transit and DC police were called to Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and Galveston Place SW for a person stabbed while on an A4 route Metrobus.”
Fox5DC: Police: 3 arrested after vehicle crashes in Northeast DC “Investigators say a vehicle struck a police cruiser before crashing into a parked car overnight during an incident believed to have started during a traffic stop in Northeast D.C. The traffic stop was reported at 11:59 p.m. Monday in the 500 block of Douglas Street. Officers say the vehicle being stopped fled and struck a cruiser in the process. Police have not confirmed a pursuit happened but did say the vehicle crashed into a parked car along the 1800 block of Michigan Avenue.”
Public Safety Updates
NBC Washington: 1 Hurt After Crane Collapse in Navy Yard “One person is hurt after a construction crane fell onto its side in the Navy Yard neighborhood of Southeast D.C. The accident occurred Thursday morning at a construction site at 3rd and Tingey streets SE, the D.C. fire department said. First responders arrived about 9:30 a.m. and found the crane on its side. The crane operator was taken to a hospital with minor injuries. Work to move the crane is underway. Traffic at the affected intersection is shut down.”
Fox5DC: Park police: 76-year-old man missing, last seen near Little Falls ” Police are asking for the community’s help in locating a missing man last seen near Little Falls Saturday afternoon. U.S. Park police say they are trying to locate 76-year-old Rodney Smith. Investigators say he was last seen at around 2:30 p.m. Saturdaynear Clara Barton Parkway at C and O Canal and the Little Falls Reservoir. Park Police say Smith is a white male, 5 foot, 10 inches tall, 180 pounds with short blond-gray hair.”
NBC Washington: Off-Duty DC Firefighter Saves Neighbor After Home, Clothes Catch Fire “Minutes after waking to the sound of screams outside his home, a D.C. firefighter saved a woman who was on fire, plus several homes. Danny Atlas jumped into action Monday morning when his friend and neighbor’s home and clothing caught fire. The firefighter helped roll his neighbor and smothered the flames using a blanket. He then gave her first aid. Atlas then grabbed a fire extinguisher to contain the flames burning inside the rowhouse, which officials say may have easily spread to the neighboring houses.”
NBC Washington: American University Announces Anti-Racism Plan, Required Diversity Course “After hate crimes at American University became national news, on Tuesday school officials announced a wide-reaching, institution-wide plan to fight racism, including by requiring every student to take a one-semester class on diversity.”
Posted February 02 2018 at 12:44 PM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link