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DC Police Union – Daily News Clips – October 17th, 2016

Summary

Saul Flores, 36, of Northeast, was shot and killed at about 2 a.m. Saturday near the Brightwood Park neighborhood. Another man, who was not identified, suffered life-threatening injuries. No suspect information is available. • Mark Donte James George, 23, is charged with assaulting a police officer and possession of an unlicensed firearm after he brandished a gun and was shot by an undercover police officer late Friday. • A woman was tazed while being robbed late Sunday night near Cleveland Park. The victim released her purse and the suspect entered the passenger seat of a white Chevy sedan with unknown Florida tags driven by another suspect.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: Two men shot, one fatally, in Northwest D.C., police say “A shooting early Saturday in Northwest killed one man and injured another, District police said. Saul Flores, 36, of Northeast, was shot about 2 a.m. in the 600 block of Kennedy Street NW, police said. Police, responding to a call of shots fired, said Flores was found dead at the scene. Another man, who was not identified, suffered life-threatening injuries.”

Washington Post: Police identify man shot by officer after chase “A man who was shot by an undercover D.C. police officer after authorities said he brandished a gun late Friday has been identified as a 23-year-old man who is now being charged with assaulting a police officer and possession of an unlicensed firearm. The suspect — Mark Donte James George — remained hospitalized Monday morning. He is expected to make an initial appearance in D.C. Superior Court when he is released from care.”

Fox5DC: Northwest DC diner robbed for second time in last month, police say “A northwest D.C. diner was robbed for the second time in less than a month, police say. Officers responded to a call for an armed robbery around 3:45 a.m. Monday at the Steak ‘n Egg Kitchen on the 4700 block of Wisconsin Avenue. Detectives say the suspects are described as two black men - one wearing green camouflage and the other wearing a black hooded sweatshirt. The men robbed the business of an undisclosed amount of money. Investigators say the diner was also robbed by armed suspects on September 27th of this year. It is not clear if the two robberies are connected.”

WUSA9: Man injured after opening suspicious package in Northwest D.C. “A man is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries after he opened a backpack and had a reaction to what was inside. It is unclear at this time if the man was an official or a bystander. Police were called to the 400 block of 19th Street in Northwest D.C. for a suspicious package near the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and U.S. Department of Interior Museum. Officials said all tests for hazardous material were negative. They are clearing the scene to reopen C Street and Virginia Avenue Northwest.”

WJLA: Woman robbed, thrown to the ground and tased in Northwest D.C. “Andreina Cavallotti wanted to share what happened to her Friday night to warn other women. She was on Macomb St. in NW Washington, D.C. after 11:30. ‘I had my phone and I was getting ready to make a call when all of a sudden this man just jumped out at me and tasered me,’ said Cavallotti. Cavallotti says the suspect kept screaming at her to hand over her purse. She had scrapes and bruises but she wasn’t comfortable showing us. The police report says they are looking for a white Chevrolet four door sedan. Cavallotti saw the suspect jump into the passenger side. He got away with $2,000 in cash.”

Police Updates

WUSA9: Police, community march together in Southeast D.C. “In Southeast D.C. on Saturday, a group of children caused a stir as they backed-up traffic along Southern Avenue. It was all in an effort to prove that police and their communities can have positive relationships. ‘Because they want to make me safe and the whole world safe,’ said 7-year-old Sanryah. Her mother called her daughter and several other Malcolm X Elementary students ‘leaders.’ ‘You’re leading by example. You’re giving an opportunity for others to become a part of it,’ said Sanryah’s mother, Geneva Heyward. On Saturday, the elementary school drumline and cheerleaders turned heads as they marched from the Southern Avenue Metro Station to Oxon Run Park. The students shook pom-pom’s and drummed down Southern Avenue with members of the D.C.’s, Metro Transit and Prince George’s County Police Departments.”

Mayor and City Council

WUSA9: DC Council panel to consider ban on powdered alcohol “Lawmakers in the nation’s capital are considering a ban on alcohol in powdered form that can be added to drinks. More than half the states in the country have already banned powdered alcohol, a product that was introduced in 2014 under the name ‘Palcohol.’ A D.C. Council committee will hold a hearing Monday on the proposed ban, which was introduced last year.”

WAMU: With Second Amendment challenge, D.C. moving to lift its ban on stun guns “Faced with a lawsuit that attorneys for the city concede they likely can’t win, the D.C. Council on Monday will start considering a bill that would do away the existing ban on stun guns, which use high voltage to immobilize a possible attacker. The bill, which faces its first public hearing before the Council’s Committee on the Judiciary, would allow residents to purchase and carry stun guns. It comes in the wake of an August lawsuit filed on behalf of three D.C. residents who want to carry stun guns for self-defense. The lawsuit says the ban on stun guns — which D.C. defines as ‘destructive devices’ — violates the Second Amendment.”

Public Safety

Washington Post: Eight pedestrians died on Washington-area roads in a single month “Eight pedestrians were fatally struck by vehicles in the Washington region in August, part of a growing number of deadly incidents authorities reported nationally. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the number of pedestrians killed jumped 9.5 percent between 2014 and 2015, the highest number since 1996.”

Washington Post: Man killed in crash between bus, car, named by police “The automobile passenger killed in the crash Wednesday night between the car and a Metro bus was identified Friday by D.C. police as Tyre Donnell Bailey, 19, of Suitland, Md. Police said the car and the bus were in a collision at Suitland Parkway and Stanton Road in Southeast Washington. The driver and three bus passengers suffered minor injuries, police said. The driver of the car was taken to a hospital in critical but stable condition, they said.”

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Posted October 17 2016 at 11:44 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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