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DC Crime Summary - September 1st - 7th 2017

DC Crime Summary - September 1st - 7th 2017

There were two homicides and several violent crimes this week in the district. A teen was fatally shot in a triple shooting Saturday night aimed at a D.C. home. D.C. police said they think that someone in the group was targeted, but they’re not sure who, or whether the intended target was among those injured. • Police are investigating the death of a man inside the Columbia Heights Metro station in Northwest D.C. Fire officials say the victim was found bleeding from the head early Tuesday morning at the bottom of an escalator. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. A medical examiner will determine the cause and manner of death. Two men were found shot in Northeast D.C. near the D.C.-Maryland border Friday night. D.C. police say the shooting took place in the 5900 block of Eads Street at around 10:11 p.m. The victims were eventually found several blocks away in the 400 block of Eastern Avenue. A girl stabbed a boy at a school in Washington, D.C., Tuesday afternoon, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. The 12-year-old daughter of a diplomat stabbed the 13-year-old boy twice in the shoulder with scissors in Georgetown at the British International School of Washington at 2001 Wisconsin Ave NW just before 1 p.m., police said. D.C. police have arrested a 22-year-old who, police say, threatened taxicab drivers with a knife, demanding money and other valuables. On Wednesday, police arrested and charged Thomas Maynard Parker, of the District, with three counts of armed robbery (Knife). All three incidents occurred in the Sixth Police District.

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Washington Post: Teen fatally shot day after 19th birthday amid gunfire aimed at D.C. home “D.C. police said they think that someone in the group was targeted, but they’re not sure who, or whether the intended target was among those injured. What is clear is another D.C. family is grieving the death of a loved one, this time a young woman who had planned Sunday to start her first post-high school job, working for FedEx.”

NBC Washington: Death Investigation Underway in Columbia Heights “Police are investigating the death of a man inside the Columbia Heights Metro station in Northwest D.C. Fire officials say the victim was found bleeding from the head early Tuesday morning at the bottom of an escalator. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. A medical examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.”

Fox5DC: 2 people hospitalized after shooting in Northeast D.C. “Two men were found shot in Northeast D.C. near the D.C.-Maryland border Fridaynight. D.C. police say the shooting took place in the 5900 block of Eads Street at around 10:11 p.m. The victims were eventually found several blocks away in the 400 block of Eastern Avenue.”

Fox5DC: Man shot outside Friendship Collegiate Academy Public Charter School in Northeast DC “D.C. police say a shooting occurred Fridayafternoon outside Friendship Collegiate Academy Public Charter School in Northeast D.C. Police say a man was found shot inside a white car that was in front of the school in the 4000 block of Minnesota Avenue. His injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening and he was conscious and breathing at the scene.”

Washington Post: Teenager wounded in shooting in Southeast D.C. on Sunday “Police said that officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 2700 block of Pomeroy Road SE at 3:23 p.m., and found a teenage victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim, who was not identified, said he was playing basketball when he heard gunshots and ran. He told officers he discovered afterward, as he was sitting outside a residence on Pomeroy Road, that he had been shot. He was taken by ambulance to a local hospital and is expected to survive.”

Washington Post: Stabbing Saturday night in Adams Morgan “A stabbing was reported Saturday night in the heart of the Adams Morgan neighborhood in Northwest Washington. Police said they were investigating the incident in two places, about a half mile apart. One was in the 2500 block of Ontario Road. The other was in the 2100 block of 18th Street NW.”

NBC Washington: Daughter of Diplomat Stabs Boy at British International School of Washington “A girl stabbed a boy at a school in Washington, D.C., Tuesday afternoon, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. The 12-year-old daughter of a diplomat stabbed the 13-year-old boy twice in the shoulder with scissors in Georgetown at the British International School of Washington at 2001 Wisconsin Ave. NW just before 1 p.m., police said.”

Washington Post: Police arrest 22-year-old in armed robberies of taxicab drivers “D.C. police have arrested a 22-year-old who, police say, threatened taxicab drivers with a knife, demanding money and other valuables. On Wednesday, police arrested and charged Thomas Maynard Parker, of the District, with three counts of armed robbery (Knife). All three incidents occurred in the Sixth Police District.”

Public Safety Updates

Washington Post: D.C. police identify victim in Harvard Street shooting “A man who was fatally shot Wednesday night in Northwest Washington’s Columbia Heights neighborhood has been identified as a 42-year-old man from Northeast, according to D.C. police. Mark Lewis was pronounced dead at the scene in the 1400 block of Harvard Street NW. The shooting occurred about 9:40 p.m., and officers found his body after responding to calls reporting gunshots.”

NBC Washington: Hundreds Protest in D.C. Streets Over DACA “Undocumented immigrants will lose legal protections if Congress doesn’t intervene after President Trump’s DACA decision.”

Fox5DC: New hospital to be built in DC to replace United Medical Center “D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that a new hospital east of the Anacostia River is scheduled to be built on the St. Elizabeths campus, which will replace United Medical Center in Southeast D.C.”

Washington Post: Attorneys general from 15 states, D.C. sue to save DACA “A group of attorneys general from 15 states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit Wednesday to stop the administration from winding down the DACA program, which granted a reprieve from deportation to undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children.”

Washington Post: D.C. officer will not face charges in fatal Christmas Day shooting of assailant “Federal prosecutors will not file charges against a D.C. police officer involved in the Christmas Day fatal shooting of a Northeast man after they determined the man was armed with a knife during an argument with his girlfriend.”

Fox5DC: Traveling memorial honoring fallen post-9/11 military service members unveiled in DC “A ceremony held at the Lincoln Memorial remembered those who died while serving our country since 9/11. The Remembering Our Fallen National Memorial, which consists of several 10-foot-tall “Tribute Towers” featuring military and personal photos of fallen service members, was unveiled and placed between the Lincoln Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool.”
NBC Washington: DC Needs $20 Million Worth of Street Signs “Terry Lynch, executive director the Downtown Cluster of Congregations, says emergency responders may be delayed, tourists may become lost and visitors may leave D.C. with a bad impression—all because of signage problems.”

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Posted September 08 2017 at 5:53 PM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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