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DC Crime Summary - November 24th - 30th 2017

DC Crime Summary - November 24th - 30th 2017

There were two homicides and several violent crimes this week in the District. A man was shot and killed and a boy was wounded in southwest Washington, D.C., on Saturday night. D.C. police said the deceased victim has been identified as Khyre Amar Ledbetter, 18, of northeast Washington. They said Lebetter and the boy were found inside an apartment in the 300 block of P Street Southwest around 9:20 p.m. on Nov. 25. • A 43-year-old man was fatally shot Thursday night at an apartment complex in Southeast Washington, according to D.C. police. Joseph Phill Smith, of Northwest, was pronounced dead at the scene. A second man also was shot and suffered injuries police deemed non-life-threatening. A woman says she was sexually assaulted while walking in the Southwest waterfront neighborhood not far from Nationals Park. The incident happened between 12:30 a.m. and 1:45 a.m. on Monday when the victim was walking in the Unit block of M St. SW near South Capitol Street SW. A man grabbed her from behind, police said, and pushed her to the ground. The man then sexually assaulted her, according to police. A man who stabbed someone multiple times in SE DC is currently being sought by police. The knife assault occurred on November 29 at around 3:30 p.m on the 2800 block of Alabama Avenue in SE DC. The suspect fled after stabbing the victim multiple times. The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries. Police are trying to track down a man who attacked and robbed a woman inside Union Station. It was just after 4 p.m. Tuesday when Termia Logan got off the Metro and came to the mall area inside Union Station to return merchandise after a day at work. She said she got to the top of the escalator near the H&M store when the man bashed her face with a closed fist knocking her out cold on the floor. It caused blood to pour from her face and her eye was swollen shut.

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NBC Washington: Man Killed, Boy Wounded in Southwest Washington Shooting “A man was shot and killed and a boy was wounded in southwest Washington, D.C., on Saturday night. D.C. police said the deceased victim has been identified as Khyre Amar Ledbetter, 18, of northeast Washington. They said Lebetter and the boy were found inside an apartment in the 300 block of P Street Southwest around 9:20 p.m. on Nov. 25.”
Washington Post: Man killed, another injured in shooting in Southeast D.C. “A 43-year-old man was fatally shot Thursday night at an apartment complex in Southeast Washington, according to D.C. police. Joseph Phill Smith, of Northwest, was pronounced dead at the scene. A second man also was shot and suffered injuries police deemed non-life-threatening.”
Washington Post: Police: Car passenger shot in eye just south of Dupont Circle “A man was shot in the eye while seated in a car just south of Dupont Circle in Washington early Sunday morning, according to a D.C. police report. The victim was in “serious but stable condition” on Sunday, a police spokesman said. About 1 a.m., the car was in the 1300 block of Connecticut Avenue NW, when the passenger began arguing with a man who was standing nearby, police said. After a brief argument, the man outside fired one round into the car’s windshield and struck the passenger “in the left eye,” according to the incident report.”
Washington Post: Woman sexually assaulted near Nationals Park “A woman says she was sexually assaulted while walking in the Southwest waterfront neighborhood not far from Nationals Park. The incident happened between 12:30 a.m. and 1:45 a.m. on Monday when the victim was walking in the Unit block of M St. SW near South Capitol Street SW. A man grabbed her from behind, police said, and pushed her to the ground. The man then sexually assaulted her, according to police.”

Fox5DC: Woman viciously assaulted by man inside Union Station “Police are trying to track down a man who attacked and robbed a woman inside Union Station. It was just after 4 p.m. Tuesday when Termia Logan got off the Metro and came to the mall area inside Union Station to return merchandise after a day at work. She said she got to the top of the escalator near the H&M store when the man bashed her face with a closed fist knocking her out cold on the floor. It caused blood to pour from her face and her eye was swollen shut.”

NBC Washington: Woman Says She Asked Man to Move on Escalator, He Punched Her “Termia Logan says she asked a man to step aside on an escalator in Union Station so she could pass and he punched her in the face. Logan told News4 she had just reached the top of an escalator in the station on Tuesday when a man turned around and punched her, leaving her bleeding and with a black eye. Then, she said Amtrak police did little to help.”

WUSA: Stabbing suspect sought in SE DC “A man who stabbed someone multiple times in SE DC is currently being sought by police. The knife assault occurred on November 29 at around 3:30 p.m on the 2800 block of Alabama Avenue in SE DC. The suspect fled after stabbing the victim multiple times. The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries.”

Public Safety Updates

NBC Washington: Missing Pieces: More Than 350 Firearms Lost or Stolen From DC-Area Police Since 2011 “More than 350 firearms have been lost or stolen from local and federal police agencies headquartered in the Washington, D.C., area since 2011, according to an investigation by the News4 I-Team. In many cases, the firearms have not yet been recovered.”

Washington Post: A sign of gentrification? Advocates question morality, utility of D.C.’s cleanups of homeless camps. “Twice a week, five city offices coordinate to clear encampments across the District as part of Mayor Muriel E. Bowser’s “comprehensive strategy to make homelessness rare, brief and nonrecurring,” said Sean Barry, spokesman for the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services. He said officials paused the encampment response at least once so people at the site could retrieve vital documents.”
NBC Washington: DC-Area Officials Vow to Crack Down on Deadly Traffic Violations “Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians throughout the D.C. area should be extra careful to follow traffic laws in the coming week—for their personal safety and their wallets. Through Dec. 3 or later, police say they will ticket more drivers who fail to yield and pedestrians who jaywalk. Tickets for traffic violations like jaywalking or failing to yield could cost you between $40 and $500 or points against your driver’s license, officials say.”
Fox5DC: Cardiac arrest victim thanks DC first responders who saved his life at Union Station “There was a joyful reunion between a man who runs the company that makes French’s Mustard and the D.C. firefighters who saved his life earlier this year. Inside Engine Company 3 on New Jersey Avenue in Northwest D.C., Elliot Penner, his son Brayden and his wife Karen meet the firefighters, EMTs and paramedics who saved the 57-year-old New Jersey man’s life on April 15. The previously heart-healthy Penner went into full cardiac arrest shortly after he and Brayden arrived at Union Station for a Washington Capitals hockey game.”

Washington Post: Former D.C. power broker must repay $240,000 to troubled housing complex “A former political power broker in Southeast Washington must repay more than $240,000 she improperly diverted from a nonprofit that owned and managed a low-income housing complex, a judge has ruled. Rowena Joyce Scott, a minister who until recently was property manager for Park Southern Apartments and board president of the Park Southern Neighborhood Corporation, must return $242,605 to the organization, D.C. Superior Court Judge John M. Mott ordered this month.”

NBC Washington: 4.1 Magnitude Earthquake Rumbles DC Area “A magnitude 4.1 earthquake has hit the East Coast and rumbled the D.C. area. The quake was centered northeast of Dover, Delaware, according to a preliminary report from the U.S. Geological Survey. The location is a short distance north of the Dover Air Force Base.”

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Posted December 01 2017 at 5:30 PM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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