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DC Police Union – Daily News Clips – November 29th, 2016

Summary

Babajide Pittman, 31, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder for the shooting death of Anthony Young, 27, of Southeast. Young was shot around 1:45 p.m. Sunday near the Navy Yard neighborhood. • Marquette Tibbs, 24, of Southeast, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder while armed for the fatal shooting of Orlando Donald Silver III, 37, near Anacostia on Sunday.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: D.C. police arrest suspects in two fatal shootings on Sunday “District police have arrested suspects in two fatal shootings that occurred hours apart on Sunday afternoon in the Navy Yard neighborhood and near Anacostia in Southeast. In the first shooting, police said they charged Babajide Pittman, 31, with second-degree murder while armed and assault with a dangerous weapon. The victim, Anthony Young, 27, of Southeast, was shot about 1:45 p.m. during what police described a dispute between two people who knew each other. It occurred in the 600 block of L Street SE, on the street that runs by the Marine Barracks. No further information was divulged. Shortly after 4 p.m., police said Orlando Donald Silver III, 37, of the District, was shot and killed in the 1300 block of Howard Road SE. Police said they charged Marquette Tibbs, 24, of Southeast, with second-degree murder while armed.”

WUSA9: Community raises questions after DC teen’s death “On Monday night, police said they are close to an arrest in the murder of 16-year-old Breyona Mcmillian. Police said the teenager was not the intended target of a drive by shooting the day after Thanksgiving just outside the Potomac Gardens housing complex on I Street, SE. ANC commissioner Daniel Chao is no longer playing nice because his attempts to work up the political ladder and politely address the crime issues in the Capitol Hill neighborhood have gotten them nowhere.”

Police Updates

Fox5DC: Interim DC police chief meets with residents to discuss growing crime concerns in Southeast DC “Just days after a 16-year-old D.C. girl was shot and killed in a Capitol Hill neighborhood on the day after Thanksgiving, her death was one of the topics that came up during a crime meeting held in Southeast D.C. Monday night. Residents expressed their frustration with the violence in their neighborhood as local ANC commissioners called this community meeting to talk with Interim D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham on what needs to be done to quell the violence. This meeting had been scheduled before Friday’s shooting of 16-year-old Breyona McMillian, who was gunned down on I Street outside of the Potomac Gardens housing complex. Police are still looking for her killer and her family and friends do not believe she was the intended target.”

Fox5DC: DC police going after illegal dirt bike, ATV riders, but lack of prosecution is a problem “D.C. police said Monday that they have arrested 36 people for illegal dirt bike riding in the last six months and have destroyed 113 ATVs so far this year. Still, illegal dirt bikes continue to plague city streets and it was evident Sunday evening when a crew of dozens of riders interrupted D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and Interim Police Chief Peter Newsham’s news conference on recent homicides. Video of the incident had people talking on social media, with some asking why police and the mayor can’t do more to stop this. D.C. police have a no-chase policy, so officers are limited with how they can respond.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: D.C. Council to vote on nation’s most generous family leave law: 11 weeks off, up to 90 percent pay “The District may soon require employers to provide 11 weeks of paid family leave for parents to bond with newborn or adopted children and eight weeks to care for an ailing parent or grandparent — among the most generous paid-leave laws in the nation. The proposal, released Monday by D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (D), is expected to draw support from a majority of the council, which has been discussing paid leave for more than a year.”

Public Safety

Washington Post: Vehicle strikes store in NW Washington; two taken to hospital “A car crashed into a store in Northwest Washington on Monday evening, causing two injuries and touching off what was believed to be a gas leak, according to the DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services department. The two injured persons were taken to a hospital after the incident, which occurred around 5 p.m. in the 5200 block of Georgia Avenue NW. The store is in the 16th Street Heights area, and is between Hamilton and Ingraham Streets.

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Posted November 29 2016 at 10:53 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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