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DC Police Union – Daily News Clips – December 13th, 2016

Summary

Saeve Evans, 30, was charged Saturday with second-degree murder while armed for the shooting death of Breyona McMillian, 16, in the Potomac Gardens apartment complex last month. According to an arrest affidavit filed in court Monday, Evans apparently was aiming at a black Nissan that had sped into a courtyard. • Police are searching for several people involved in an armed carjacking of a woman unloading her groceries Sunday evening in the Chevy Chase neighborhood. The victim said the suspects were wearing masks that covered the bottom half of their faces and believes they were between 15 and 19 years old. Police are on the lookout for a blue 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe with DC tag EN1190. • Daniel Scott, 36, pleaded guilty in the fatal stabbing of James Michael Neal, 54, outside a 7-Eleven store in the Navy Yard neighborhood on Nov. 21, 2015. Prosecutors said Scott stabbed Neal after an altercation between himself and a female panhandler, who was a companion of Neal’s at the time.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: Alleged shooter of 16-year-old may have fired ‘out of paranoia,’ witness tells police “The man charged with killing a 16-year-old girl in the Potomac Gardens apartment complex last month apparently was aiming at a black Nissan that had sped into a courtyard, according to an arrest affidavit filed in court Monday. But the new details revealed in the killing of Breyona McMillian on Nov. 25, the day after Thanksgiving, do not say why the suspect allegedly opened fire at least 15 times about 11:40 a.m. in a parking lot inside the complex in the 1200 block of I Street SE, near the Navy Yard and Capitol Hill. One witness told police, according to the affidavit, that the alleged shooter ‘was high and started shooting out of paranoia.’”

Washington Post: Man wounded in shooting as he helps drop off child at D.C. elementary school “A man who had just helped drop a child off at an elementary school was shot outside the building in Northeast Washington on Monday morning and then ran inside the school for help, according to D.C. police. Authorities said Monday afternoon that they had obtained a warrant for a suspect but had not yet made an arrest. The shooting — described by police as resulting from a domestic dispute — occurred about 9:45 a.m. outside Harmony D.C. Public Charter School — School for Excellence, in the 100 block of T Street NE, in Eckington.”

Fox5DC: DC woman unloading groceries carjacked at gunpoint by group of masked suspects “D.C. police are searching for several people involved in an armed carjacking of a woman unloading her groceries Sunday evening. It happened at around 6:20 p.m. in the 5600 block of Western Avenue in the Chevy Chase neighborhood of Northwest D.C. The victim told FOX 5 that she was unloading the groceries behind her house when a group of five young men approached her. One of the suspects pointed a handgun at the victim and demanded the key to her car. She handed it over to them and the suspects took off in the vehicle. The victim said the suspects were wearing masks that covered the bottom half of their faces and believes they were between 15 and 19 years old.”

NBC Washington: Comet Ping Pong case moved to Federal Court “The case against the man charged with firing an assault rifle in a Washington pizza parlor is moving to federal court. Edgar Maddison Welch, 28, appeared in court Tuesday. During the hearing, the prosecutor dismissed the local charges against Welch. He is now charged pursuant to a federal arrest warrant. It’s not clear whether Welch will appear in federal court Tuesday. Police and prosecutors say that on Dec. 4, Welch went into the restaurant and fired an AR-15 rifle multiple times inside. No one was hurt.”

Washington Post: D.C. man pleads guilty to murder after stabbing man in face with butcher knife “A District man pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree murder after stabbing another man in the face last year with a butcher knife. Daniel Scott, 36, pleaded guilty in the fatal stabbing of James Michael Neal, 54, outside a 7-Eleven convenience store in the 1100 block of South Capitol Street SW on Nov. 21, 2015. Prosecutors said Scott stabbed Neal after an altercation between himself and a female panhandler who was a companion of Neal’s at the time. Prosecutors said that after an argument between Scott and the woman, Scott followed the two, then pulled out a butcher knife and lunged at Neal, stabbing him once in the face before fleeing.”

Mayor and City Council

WTOP: Grosso - D.C. should take over bus operations from Metro, make all rides free “Perhaps the most progressive member of the D.C. Council is now promoting the idea of taking over intracity bus operations, and investing enough money in the program to ensure bus rides are ‘free for all riders.’ The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s proposed rail service cuts will drive D.C. residents to the bus, Councilman David Grosso, I-At large, wrote in a piece published by Greater Greater Washington. While WMATA operates the Metrobus system, the bus routes that never leave the District, Grosso wrote, could just as easily be managed by the city’s Department of Transportation, not unlike the Circulator system.”

Public Safety

Washington Post: Student, 2 adults fall ill at Catholic school in Northwest Washington “Two adults and one child from St. Augustine Catholic School in Northwest Washington were treated at a hospital Tuesday after feeling ill, according to the D.C. fire department. A spokesman for the fire department, Vito Maggiolo, said the investigation is centered on a gas line in the school cafeteria. But he said firefighters took readings and found nothing abnormal. He said gas to the building was being shut off as a precaution.”

WTOP: DC Hilton evacuated after laundry room fire “A small fire at the Capital Hilton in D.C. sent guests out into the streets Tuesday morning. Fire crews were called to the hotel at 1001 16th Street about 5 a.m. after the fire in the laundry room activated the sprinkler system. No injuries have been reported. Guests have returned to their rooms. Investigators will determine the exact cause of the blaze.”

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Posted December 13 2016 at 10:35 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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