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DC Crime Summary - October 20th - 27th 2017

DC Crime Summary - October 20th - 27th 2017

There were two homicides and several violent crimes this week in the District. A woman has died and a man is hurt after a shooting Friday night in Anacostia. Shawntese Murphy, of Suitland, Maryland, died after she and the man were shot on the 1600 block of U Street SE. Murphy was 30. Police responded about 10:55 p.m. Murphy was pronounced dead on the way to a hospital. • A man was shot and killed and another man was wounded Sunday night near Congress Heights in Southeast Washington, according to D.C. police. The shooting occurred about 8:40 p.m. in the 1900 block of Savannah Terrace SE, off Suitland Parkway. Police said both men were taken to hospitals, where one died. The second victim was listed as conscious. • Three people have been injured in a shooting in Southeast D.C., according to authorities. DC police said the shooting happened in the 2500 block of Pomeroy Road, Southeast at about 1:55 p.m.Tuesday • Police have taken one person into custody and are searching for another after their alleged involvement in a shooting and a robbery in Montgomery County that led to a crash in the District and an alert on the campus of a D.C. university. Officers say the first in a series of incidents happened around 1:16 a.m. in Northwest, D.C. where several men allegedly attempted to rob a truck driver in front of a 7-11 Store in the 200 block of Cedar Street.

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NBC Washington: Woman Killed, Man Hurt in Anacostia Shooting “A woman has died and a man is hurt after a shooting Friday night in Anacostia. Shawntese Murphy, of Suitland, Maryland, died after she and the man were shot on the 1600 block of U Street SE. Murphy was 30. Police responded about 10:55 p.m. Murphy was pronounced dead on the way to a hospital.”

Washington Post: Man fatally shot near Congress Heights in Southeast Washington “A man was shot and killed and another man was wounded Sunday night near Congress Heights in Southeast Washington, according to D.C. police. The shooting occurred about 8:40 p.m. in the 1900 block of Savannah Terrace SE, off Suitland Parkway. Police said both men were taken to hospitals, where one died. The second victim was listed as conscious.”

NBC Washington: 16-Year-Old Boy Shot Walking Home From School in Northeast DC “A 16-year-old boy was shot in the butt and back on Friday afternoon in northeast D.C. Police received the call of a shooting in the 1900 block of 3rd Street NE about 4:10 p.m. Friends at the scene said the victim was walking home from Dunbar High School about a mile away. He may not have been the intended target, police said.”

Fox5DC: 3 injured in Southeast DC shooting, police say “Three people have been injured in a shooting in Southeast D.C., according to authorities. DC police said the shooting happened in the 2500 block of Pomeroy Road, Southeast at about 1:55 p.m.

Washington Post: Five die in D.C.-area traffic incidents in three days On Monday, police said a motorcyclist was killed in the early morning after hitting a curb in Northwest Washington. Anderson Alberto Flores-Flores, 23, of Northwest D.C. was riding a 2003 Yamaha SR6 motorcycle in the 4800 block of Arkansas Avenue NW when the motorcycle traveled into the opposite lane and hit the curb, according to D.C. police.”

Washington Post: Man who ran naked from woman’s home charged with attempted rape, robbery “A Southeast Washington man who was seen running naked from a woman’s home in Maryland has been charged with attempted murder, attempted rape, robbery and other related charges in connection with the reported break-in.”

Fox5DC: Police search for man suspected in shooting, armed robbery; 1 taken into custody after crash “Police have taken one person into custody and are searching for another after their alleged involvement in a shooting and a robbery in Montgomery County that led to a crash in the District and an alert on the campus of a D.C. university. Officers say the first in a series of incidents happened around 1:16 a.m. in Northwest, D.C. where several men allegedly attempted to rob a truck driver in front of a 7-11 Store in the 200 block of Cedar Street.”

WUSA: 2 teenage girls from NE go missing on the same day “DC police need your help finding two missing teens from Northeast DC. Both girls were last seen on October 23. Angel Nmachi Rockerfeller, 14, was last seen on the 1000 block of Maryland Ave, Northeast, on Monday. Her disappearance was reported Tuesday. She was wearing a navy blue sweatshirt with Washington Leadership Academy written on it when she was last seen.”

Public Safety Updates

NBC Washington: Woman Dies After NE DC Apartment Fire “A woman was killed after a fire started inside a northeast Washington, D.C., apartment on Saturday night. Fire crews were called to an apartment building in the 4000 block of 8th Street, Northeast, around 8:30 p.m. Saturday to investigate an electrical odor. They located a small fire in the bedroom of an apartment on the first floor.”

Washington Post: Two D.C. men hit by vehicle, killed in Dewey Beach, Del. “Two Washington men were killed Saturday in the Atlantic Coast resort town of Dewey Beach, Del, when they were struck by a car while they were on their bicycles, authorities said. The Delaware State police said the two men were 53 and 58 years old. Their names were withheld until relatives could be notified.”

NBC Washington: Study: Body Cameras Didn’t Change DC Officers’ Behavior “If one group of D.C. police officers has body cameras and another group doesn’t, do they behave differently? The results of a study released Friday say no. The Metropolitan Police Department and applied scientists with the D.C. Office of the City Administrator measured the impact of body-worn cameras that 1,200 patrol officers and sergeants wore for about seven months across the city. That data was compared with a group of 1,200 officers without cameras.”

Washington Post: D.C. police staffing back up with more than 3,800 officers “The D.C. police department now has more than 3,800 officers, an increase from the previous year when the size of the force fell below that mark for the first time in a decade, prompting concern from city leaders over the thinning ranks. Police Chief Peter Newsham told Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) and council members Tuesday that fewer officers are leaving each month, an indication that the force is stabilizing after years of failing to keep pace with attrition.”

Washington Post: Appeals court in Washington allows detained immigrant teen to seek abortion “An undocumented immigrant teen asking to end her pregnancy is entitled to seek an abortion without delay, according to a ruling Tuesday from a federal appeals court in Washington.”

Fox5DC: DC firefighter critically injured makes remarkable recovery, discharged from hospital “In the days after D.C. rookie firefighter Dane Smothers Jr. was critically injured in an accident at the scene of a house fire, there were fears he would not survive. The 28-year-old had numerous broken bones and there were real concerns he would never walk again. But after nearly three months in the hospital, Smothers is not only walking, but he said he wants to go back to work.”

Washington Post: Judge blasts District agency for treatment of defendants with mental illness “A D.C. Superior Court judge Thursday threatened to hold the District agency charged with overseeing mental-health services in contempt for failing to provide a defendant with a court-ordered psychological evaluation.”
Fox5DC: Catharsis on the Mall permit for 45-foot-tall nude statue of woman on National Mall denied “A proposal by the organizers of Catharsis on the Mall to have a 45-foot-tall statue of a naked woman near the Washington Monument for several months has been denied, according to officials. The National Park Service confirmed to FOX 5 it received and denied a portion of the public gathering permit application submitted by Catharsis on the Mall, in particular, the naked statued and a memorial temple.”

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Posted October 27 2017 at 3:00 PM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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