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DC Crime Summary - November 10th-16th 2017

DC Crime Summary - November 10th-16th 2017

There were two homicides and several violent crimes this week in the District. • Several overnight shootings in D.C. have left one person dead and at least three other people injured. The deadly shooting was reported just after 7 p.m. Wednesday on the 5200 block of Just Street in the Northeast. A woman was pronounced dead on the scene. Police do not have a motive in this shooting and have no suspect information at this time. 27 gunshots were apparently fired at this crime scene. One man is dead and another was injured in a shooting Northwest Washington, police say. The first victim was found on the 5400 block of Georgia Avenue NW just before midnight Thursday. The man, later identified as 22-year-old Jonathan Vilchez, was pronounced dead at the scene. A teenage student was shot in the chest a block away from Ballou High School Thursday afternoon, D.C. police say. The shooting happened in the 3200 block of 4th Street SE around the time school ended for the day. The victim is a 17-year-old student at Ballou High School, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said at a brief news conference. He is unconscious but breathing, police said. • One person was wounded in a shooting that happened near an on-ramp to Interstate 295 in Northeast D.C. Police say the shooting happened along Eastern Avenue close to the northbound ramp to I-295 just after 7 a.m. Emergency crews transported a male victim to a nearby hospital. His wounds are not believed to be life-threatening. Police are investigating after a man was shot while driving in Northeast, D.C. early Wednesday morning. Investigators with Metropolitan police believe the victim was driving in the area of 42nd and East Capitol St. when the shooting started. The victim is believed to have traveled quickly between 4200 E. Capitol St. to Kenilworth and Division Ave. Police found the victim inside the vehicle at this location.

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NBC Washington: 1 Dead, 1 Injured in NW DC Shooting “One man is dead and another was injured in a shooting Northwest Washington, police say. The first victim was found on the 5400 block of Georgia Avenue NW just before midnight Thursday. The man, later identified as 22-year-old Jonathan Vilchez, was pronounced dead at the scene.”

Fox5DC: 1 dead, several injured after violent night in the District “Several overnight shootings in D.C. have left one person dead and at least three other people injured. The deadly shooting was reported just after 7 p.m. Wednesday on the 5200 block of Just Street in the Northeast. A woman was pronounced dead on the scene. Police do not have a motive in this shooting and have no suspect information at this time. 27 gunshots were apparently fired at this crime scene.”

WUSA: Police: Man shot while driving in Northeast, DC “Police are investigating after a man was shot while driving in Northeast, D.C. early Wednesday morning. Investigators with Metropolitan police believe the victim was driving in the area of 42nd and East Capitol St. when the shooting started. The victim is believed to have traveled quickly between 4200 E. Capitol St. to Kenilworth and Division Ave. Police found the victim inside the vehicle at this location.”

NBC Washington: Four people shot in four hours in D.C. “Four people were shot, one of them fatally, in a roughly four-hour span Wednesdaynight in various parts of the District.”

NBC Washington: Teen Shot Near Ballou High School in Southeast D.C. “A teenage student was shot in the chest a block away from Ballou High School Thursday afternoon, D.C. police say. The shooting happened in the 3200 block of 4th Street SE around the time school ended for the day. The victim is a 17-year-old student at Ballou High School, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said at a brief news conference. He is unconscious but breathing, police said.”

Fox5DC: Police investigate shooting near Interstate 295 in DC “One person was wounded in a shooting that happened near an on-ramp to Interstate 295 in Northeast D.C. Police say the shooting happened along Eastern Avenue close to the northbound ramp to I-295 just after 7 a.m. Emergency crews transported a male victim to a nearby hospital. His would are not believed to be life-threatening.”

NBC Washington: Man Sought for Sexual Abuse, Robbery of Woman in NE DC “Police are searching for a man who robbed and sexually assaulted a woman in northeast Washington on Saturday, D.C. police said. According to a police report, the woman told police the man approached her in the 1100 block of Penn Street Northeast around 6 a.m. on Nov. 11. She said the man took her cellphone from her pocket and drew a handgun.”

Fox5DC: Vicious DC baseball bat attack caught on camera “Disturbing video captured several people kicking and beating a victim with a baseball bat in Northwest DC, according to officials. The video, captured by nearby surveillance cameras, shows a person holding a baseball bat and speaking to an accomplice in the 1700 block of 7th Street, Northwest on Friday. A person is thrown to the ground and four suspects begin to attack the victim, three of them stomping on the victim while one suspect hits him with a bat.”

Fox5DC: Video shows Northwest DC burglar creeping through home while victims sleep “A burglar suspect was caught on surveillance creeping through a Northwest D.C. home late Sunday night as the victims slept nearby, according to police. Investigators said the burglar targeted the home in the 3200 block of Adams Mill Road, NW in Mt. Pleasant at about 12:30 a.m. According to a police report, the suspect entered the home through a front window while the owners were sleeping.”

Washington Post: Police arrest D.C. man in nine residential burglaries “D.C. police have arrested and charged a man in connection with breaking into nine residences from June through October in Northeast and Northwest Washington. In many cases, people were home when the burglaries occurred, and, in some instances, police said, they confronted the suspect, who was armed with a knife.”

Public Safety Updates

NBC Washington: Northwest DC Shootings Bring City’s 2017 Homicide Count to 100 “A violent week in Northwest D.C. has brought the city’s homicide count to 100 this year, police say. Two men and a teenager were shot to death in three separate shootings in recent days.”

Washington Post: Nine people treated for carbon monoxide exposure in Northwest D.C. house “Eight people were treated for complications due to carbon monoxide exposure early Sunday, after rescue workers were called to a boardinghouse in Northwest D.C. D.C. Fire and EMS officials said they found high levels of carbon monoxide in the three-story home in the 500 block of U Street when they arrived about 8 a.m.Officials say the deadly gas probably emanated from a malfunctioning furnace.”

NBC Washington: U.S. House Considers Training to Prevent Sex Harassment on the Hill “Thursday night, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution requiring all senators and their staffers undergo sexual harassment prevention training. A U.S. House committee announced a hearing for Tuesday to consider possible training requirements.”

WAMU: In Wake Of Incidents In Las Vegas And New York, Ohio School Cancels Eighth-Grade Class Trip To D.C. “An annual class trip to the nation’s capital for a group of Ohio eighth-graders has been cancelled due to safety concerns in the wake of the mass-casualty incidents in Las Vegas, New York City and Sutherland Springs, Texas. According to the Chronicle-Telegram, the students from the North Ridgeville City Schools west of Cleveland were set to visit Washington in May as part of an annual eighth-grade class trip, but were informed last week in a letter from school leaders that the trip had been cancelled.”

NBC Washington: Residents Express Concern About Deadly Shootings in DC “Three deadly shootings in four days and all of it happening last week along the same high-traffic area in the District.”

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Posted November 17 2017 at 7:41 PM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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