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DC Police Union – Daily News Clips – December 12th, 2016

Summary

Grant Copeland Dosunmu, 21, of Northwest, was found shot to death Sunday night in a silver Jaguar in the Hawthorne neighborhood. The victim had been shot in the upper back and was pronounced dead at the scene. It is not clear where the shooting occurred. No suspect information is available at this time. • A man was shot Monday morning in the Eckington neighborhood and then ran into the Harmony Public Charter school nearby. The condition of the man and the status of the suspect are not known at this time. • A man was shot in the arm early Monday during a dispute between a driver and a pedestrian in the Franklin Square area. A police report says the victim was standing near a parked car when another vehicle sped by and clipped him with a mirror. The man told police he turned to confront the driver, and was shot once in the right arm. • Two men were shot near the Buena Vista neighborhood Saturday evening. One victim was shot in the leg and the other was shot in the face. Both were conscious and breathing and were taken to an area hospital. No suspect information is available at this time.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: Man found fatally shot in silver Jaguar in Northwest Washington neighborhood “A man found shot to death Sunday night in a secluded Northwest Washington neighborhood was in a silver Jaguar in front of a ranch-style house on the western edge of Rock Creek Park, according to a D.C. police report. He had been shot in the upper back and was pronounced dead at the scene, in the 6900 block of 32nd Street NW, police said. Police identified him as Grant Copeland Dosunmu, 21, of Northwest. District housing records show that he lived two streets away. The shooting was reported about 9:15 p.m. when a man returning to his home on 32nd Street noticed the parked Jaguar with the driver’s side window shattered and called police.”

Fox5DC: Man dead after shooting in northwest DC “A man is dead after a shooting in a quiet northwest D.C. neighborhood. The shooting happened in the 6900 block of 32nd Street around 9:15 p.m. Sunday. Police have identified the victim as 21-year-old Grant Dosunmu of northwest D.C. Officers were still investigating early Monday morning. No suspect information or motives have been released by police.”

WJLA: Man runs into school after being shot in Northeast D.C. “A man was shot Monday morning in Northeast D.C. and then ran into a school, police say. The shooting took place in the unit block of T Street NE. The man then ran into the Harmony Public Charter school. Police have not said what condition the man is in or if the shooter is still in the area.”

Washington Post: Man shot during traffic dispute in downtown Washington “A man was shot in the arm early Monday during a dispute between a driver and a pedestrian in the Franklin Square area of downtown Washington, according to D.C. police. The shooting occurred about 2:20 a.m. in the 1100 block of 13th Street NW, between L Street and Massachusetts Avenue in Northwest. A police report says the victim was standing near a parked car when another vehicle sped by and clipped him with a mirror. The man told police he turned to confront the driver, and was shot once in the right arm. Police said the gunman may have been in a group of people in two cars. Authorities were looking for an Audi and a dark Dodge Challenger, both with Maryland license plates.”

WUSA9: Two men shot in Southeast D.C. “Two men were shot in Southeast D.C. Saturday evening, Metropolitan Police said. It happened at the intersection of Suitland and Alabama Avenues around 7 p.m. One victim was shot in the leg and the other was shot in the face. Both were conscious and breathing and were taken to an area hospital. There is no lookout information at this time, police said.”

Washington Post: D.C. police charge man with murder in fatal shooting of teen at Potomac Gardens “A man identified by authorities as a person of interest in the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old girl last month in Southeast Washington was charged Saturday with her murder, D.C. police said. Saeve Evans, 30, surrendered to police four days after Breyona McMillian was shot Nov. 25, the day after Thanksgiving, outside her family’s apartment in the Potomac Gardens housing complex near the Navy Yard and Capitol Hill. At the time, police charged Evans with being a felon in possession of a handgun after authorities said he appeared on surveillance video shooting a gun near where Breyona was struck about 11:40 a.m. in a courtyard off the 1200 block of I Street SE. Evans, of Southeast Washington, was convicted of receiving stolen property, a felony, in 2006.”

Washington Post: D.C. man sentenced to more than 42 years for 2014 fatal shooting, robbery “Two years ago, Gregory Allen Green walked up to Derrick Eugene Williams outside his Southeast Washington home and shot him once in the head, federal prosecutors say. Then as Williams lay on the ground, Green rummaged through the 35-year-old’s pockets for money or loose change. A week after the March 29, 2014, slaying, Green, 28, was arrested, though he insisted he was not involved in the shooting. Last year, prosecutors took the case to trial, but a D.C. Superior Court jury failed to reach a verdict, and the judge declared a mistrial. Green was put on trial again in October. This time the jury convicted him of first-degree felony murder while armed and robbery while armed. On Friday, Judge Milton C. Lee sentenced Green to 42½ years in prison for the murder, more than 12 years above the District’s mandatory minimum sentence.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: Is the D.C. mayor losing control of her city? “Mayor Muriel E. Bowser is struggling to stand up to an aggressively liberal D.C. Council, which in the past six weeks alone has legalized assisted suicide in the nation’s capital and guaranteed new parents two months of paid time off. A moderate Democrat whose roots are in the middle-class African American neighborhoods of Northeast Washington, Bowser increasingly finds herself at odds with a council infused with the leftist tendencies of the District’s millennial newcomers. The outcome could determine whether the city focuses on the national priorities of the political left — such as social-welfare programs and business regulation — or Bowser’s more conventional urban agenda of schools, crime and homelessness.”

Public Safety

WUSA9: Metro rail cars separate on Red Line while passengers on board “Two rail cars separated Monday on Metro’s Red Line, officials said. The incident happened near the Twinbrook platform. Metro officials said that all passengers offloaded and are okay. They said the train was then taken to the yard.”

NBC Washington: Carbon monoxide at DC home sickens 3, another evaluated “Three people were taken to the hospital after being exposed to carbon monoxide in their home on Sunday, according to the D.C. Fire and EMS Department. Firefighters and medics were called to the 5000 block of 5th St. NW and found four people inside a home that had high levels of carbon monoxide. Three people were taken to the hospital, and one other was evaluated. Investigators said there was a defective furnace inside the home, and the home did not contain a CO detector. Crews are venting the building. Those injured have not been identified.”

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Posted December 12 2016 at 10:43 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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