DC Crime Summary - October 13th-19th 2017
There was one homicide and several violent crimes this week in the District. • A man is dead after a late night stabbing in Northeast, D.C. Police say the stabbing was reported around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 2300 block of Lincoln Road. Officers say the man was stabbed in the neck and died at the scene. There is no suspect information or motives at this time. • Two men were shot and wounded when an unknown assailant opened fire in Southeast D.C. on Saturday night, authorities said Sunday. D.C. police said the double-shooting occurred in the 4900 block of G Street Southeast, about 3/4 of a mile south of the Benning Road Metro station. • D.C. police are investigating a body found in Northwest D.C. on Tuesday. According to police, the remains were found in a wooded area at 23rd and P streets. • The District man accused of fatally stabbing an American University alumnus on a crowded Metro train more than two years ago is poised to enter a guilty plea in D.C. Superior court Thursday, his attorneys have told a judge. • DC police are asking for the public’s help locating a person of interest for a robbery that they say happened on Sunday in Northwest Washington. According to police, around 3 a.m. the suspect broke into an establishment in the 400 block of Massachusetts Avenue and stole some cash before fleeing the scene.
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Fox5DC: Man stabbed, killed in Northeast DC “A man is dead after a late night stabbing in Northeast, D.C. Police say the stabbing was reported around 11:30 p.m. Wednesdayin the 2300 block of Lincoln Road. Officers say the man was stabbed in the neck and died at the scene. There is no suspect information or motives at this time.”
Washington Post: Two men wounded in double-shooting in Southeast D.C. “Two men were shot and wounded when an unknown assailant opened fire in Southeast D.C. on Saturday night, authorities said Sunday. D.C. police said the double-shooting occurred in the 4900 block of G Street Southeast, about 3/4 of a mile south of the Benning Road Metro station.”
Fox5DC: Body found in wooded area in Northwest DC “D.C. police are investigating a body found in Northwest D.C. on Tuesday. According to police, the remains were found in a wooded area at 23rd and P streets.”
Public Safety Updates
NBC Washington: D.C.-Area Police Departments Operating With Fewer Sworn Officers Than Authorized “More than a dozen Washington, D.C.-area police departments are operating with fewer sworn officers than they’re authorized to have on staff, according to an investigation by the News4 I-Team. The implications of these shortages vary, but police unions said the records obtained by the I-Team demonstrate a growing concern among rank and file officers.”
NBC Washington: Two Rescued From NE DC Apartment Fire “Two people were rescued from a northeast Washington, D.C., apartment fire early Sunday morning. Fire officials said the fire was confined to a second-floor apartment located at the 900 block of 52nd Street, Northeast around 7:15 a.m. The two people inside the building were not seriously injured.”
Washington Post: DC ranked 5th rattiest city “Pest control company Orkin has released its annual list of the top rattiest cities and Washington D.C. finished fifth in this year’s rankings. The nation’s capital dropped down two spots from last year’s list. Chicago took the top spot for the third consecutive year.”
Fox5DC: DC bill proposed to ban gas-powered leaf blowers “Fall is in full force and that means leaves are falling all over the area. However, leaf blowers can also be heard all over too. Now, a D.C. councilmember said she has heard so many complaints over the years that she wants to ban gas-powered leaf blowers.”
NBC Washington: Hundreds of ‘No Muslim Ban Ever’ Protesters March Outside White House “Hundreds of protesters marched outside the White House on Tuesday, declaring opposition to the Trump Administration’s travel restrictions. People holding signs declaring “No Muslim Ban,” “Proud American Muslim” and “No Ban No Wall” filled Lafayette Park, facing the White House, in opposition to President Trump’s proposed travel ban. Hundreds more protesters joined after marching from H Street.”
NBC Washington: DC Ranks Among States Most Vulnerable to ID Theft: Study “D.C. ranks among the states most vulnerable to identity theft and fraud.”
WJLA: Flunked-out medical student suspected of causing shooting scare at Howard University ”“It does not appear to be a hoax,” Newsham says. “It seems like the initial caller called because they received information from a third party so they called in good faith.” Stephen Whetstone of Howard’s Health Sciences section tells Sam Ford they were aware of an angry former medical student who had flunked out and had made numerous threats.”
Posted October 20 2017 at 3:36 PM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link