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DC Police Union – Daily News Clips – November 1st, 2016

Summary

A 27-year-old man was fatally shot in a drive-by shooting at around 5:10 p.m. Monday in Congress Heights. Police are searching for a small four-door silver car that may have been a Honda Civic or Nissan Sentra. • A man was found shot in the face Monday night near Grant Park. A police report says that 17 gunshots were reported in the area. The victim was taken to an area hospital. • Two people were shot and wounded early Tuesday near Howard University. Police said the shootings occurred about 2:45 a.m. near the Pleasant Plains neighborhood a block from the university’s Greene Memorial Stadium. Police described the victims as two adult males who suffered what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries. No suspect information is available. • A group of four male and four female juveniles, some wearing masks, beat a man and stole his cellphone Monday night in front of a hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue in the West End neighborhood.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: 1 killed, 3 injured in shootings across District “A series of shootings in the District stretching into early Tuesday left three people injured and one dead, according to D.C. police. The shootings occurred in Southeast, Northeast and Northwest Washington. The fatal shooting occurred about 5:10 p.m. Monday in a parking lot in back of an apartment building in Congress Heights. Police said they found the male victim in the 1600 block of Savannah Street SE and he was pronounced at Prince George’s County Hospital Center in Maryland. About 9:45 p.m., police said a man was found shot in the face in the 300 block of 53rd Street NE, near Grant Park. A police report says that 17 gunshots were reported in the area.”

WJLA: Police: Man dead after drive-by shooting in Southeast D.C. “Just as children all over one D.C. neighborhood were heading out to trick or treat, police say a man was shot and killed in a drive-by. It happened around 5:15 p.m. Monday in the 1600 block of Savannah Street SE in the Villages of Parklands apartments. ANC Commissioner Paul Trantham tells ABC7 the victim was a 27-year-old man who had parked his black four-door Mercedes in a nearby Giant Parking lot. Police say they found the victim lying in a parking lot of the apartment complex about a half block away. Monday night police said they were searching for a small four-door silver car that may have been a Honda Civic or Nissan Sentra.”

Washington Post: 8 youths beat, rob man in front of D.C. hotel “A group of eight juveniles, some wearing masks, beat a man and stole his cellphone Monday night in front of a hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue in the District’s West End neighborhood. The attack occurred about 7:25 p.m. in the 2400 block of Pennsylvania Avenue NW, near the Melrose Georgetown Hotel at Washington Circle. Police said the victim was walking west on Pennsylvania Avenue talking on his phone when he was punched by a young male and knocked to the ground. A police report says he was kicked and punched by his assailants — four male and four female juveniles. He told police all the males were wearing masks.”

Washington Post: Family loses home and two pets in D.C. fire “A fire displaced a family of five and killed two cats inside their Northwest Washington rowhouse, D.C. fire and emergency services officials said. Firefighters were called to the two-story home in the 5000 block of Illinois Avenue NW about 1 p.m., said Vito Maggiolo, a fire department spokesman. All the residents escaped without injury, but two family pets did not. The Red Cross was notified to help two adults and three children who cannot reenter the home due to fire damage, officials said. The cause of the fire is under investigation.”

NBC Washington: Woman says she was sexually assaulted at Halloween party at Georgetown mansion “A woman said she was sexually assaulted at a Halloween party with an exclusive guest list at a mansion in Georgetown, according to police documents obtained by News4. Two other women told officers they tried to help. News4’s Jackie Bensen said neighbors reported seeing several police cruisers and an ambulance outside the house.”

Public Safety

Washington Post: Man rescued from Potomac River in Georgetown “District authorities pulled a man from the Potomac River in Georgetown Monday afternoon, officials said. D.C. police, fire and emergency services were called to the area of Wisconsin Avenue and K Street NW about 1:40 p.m. for a report of a person in the water. Rescuers pulled the man out of the river and were evaluating him at the scene. It was not immediately clear if the man fell or jumped in, police said.”

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Posted November 01 2016 at 11:10 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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