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DC Police Union – Daily News Clips – October 24th, 2016

Summary

Hamza McCrae, 56, was found fatally shot Sunday morning in a home near Anacostia. No suspect information is available at this time. • Master Matthew Thomas, 30, of Southeast, was charged with first-degree murder while armed in the shooting of Chijoke Agbakahi between 16th Street Heights and Brightwood Park neighborhoods. Agbakahi died at a hospital on Aug. 10. • A man was assaulted and set on fire late Saturday night by two men who robbed him near Columbia Heights. Police said the victim did not seek medical attention and threw his burnt jacket in the trash. No suspect information is available at this time. • Two teenagers were arrested for assaulting a victim south of Grant Circle on October 12.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: Man fatally shot in Southeast Washington “A 56-year-old man was found fatally shot Sunday morning in Southeast Washington, D.C. police said. They said Hamza McCrae was found about 1:15 a.m. in a house in the 1900 block of 19th Place. He had been shot at least twice, police said.”

WTOP: Man set on fire in Northwest DC “A man was assaulted and set on fire late Saturday night by two men asking for his money in Northwest D.C., a police report said. According to the report, the man had left an alley where he had been drinking with his friends at 14th Street and Otis Place Northwest around 11 p.m. Saturday. The victim told D.C. police that on his way home, he was then approached by two men who asked him for cash. When he responded that he didn’t have any, the two men began hitting him, causing him to fall face down to the ground. While he was down, they set him on fire. Police said the victim did not seek medical attention and threw his burnt jacket in the trash. Hours later, a concerned bystander saw the victim walking around 14th Street and Spring Road Northwest and called D.C. Fire and EMS.”

Washington post: D.C. police charge man in Georgia Avenue shooting “D.C. police have arrested a man in the Aug. 5 fatal shooting of a 59-year-old on Georgia Avenue in Northwest Washington. Master Matthew Thomas, 30, of Southeast, was charged with first-degree murder while armed. He was arrested Thursday. Police said Thomas is charged with shooting Chijoke Agbakahi. He died at a hospital on Aug. 10. The shooting occurred about 6:40 p.m. in the 5100 block of Georgia Avenue NW, between the neighborhoods of 16th Street Heights and Brightwood Park. Police did not release a home address for the victim.”

Washington Post: Police arrests suspects in 16 burglaries in Northwest, Northeast Washington “D.C. police say they have arrested four men in connection with 16 burglaries in September and October in Northeast and Northwest Washington. Authorities did not say if all four men were working together in one burglary spree of if some of the cases are separate from others. Police did say that not all men allegedly participated in all the break-ins. Two men were each charged with 11 counts of burglary, a third man in seven burglaries and the fourth in five burglaries, according to a police statement.”

WUSA9: Teens arrested for assaulting victim with weapon in DC “Two teenagers were arrested for assaulting a victim in Northwest D.C. on October 12, Metropolitan police said. The assault happened in the 300 block of Rock Creek Church Road in Northwest, D.C. Police said the victim was walking eastbound in the direction of Rock Creek Road when three males approached him and started talking to him. One of the teenagers hit the victim in the back of his head with a big chain. The victim fell to the ground. Another teenager started kicking and hitting the victim, police said.”

Washington Post: D.C. police arrest several youngsters in street robberies “Several children, some as young as 12 years old, have been arrested in connection with recent street robberies and attempted robberies throughout the District, according to D.C. police. The information was included in a compilation of recent arrests in robberies that police distribute each week. Authorities said there 21 robbery arrests made between Oct. 15 and Oct. 19 in the city. The 12-year-old boy was arrested along with a 13-year-old on Oct. 19 when police said they tried to steal a woman’s purse in the 600 block of Ellen Wilson Place in Southeast. The attack occurred shortly before 6 p.m., and they fled without getting anything.”

WUSA9: Man arrested for hitting victim on head with gun in DC “A 23-year-old man from Forestville was arrested for an assault with a gun that happened on October 14, Metropolitan police said. The assault happened at 1200 Simms Place in Northeast, D.C., police said. Authorities said the victim was approached from behind by the suspect who hit him in the back of the head with a gun. The victim fled the scene and was then later taken to to the hospital for his injuries. Police arrested Ashton Brogdon, 23, of Forrestville, Md. on Friday. He is being charged with assault with dangerous weapon.”

Public Safety

WUSA9: Car crashes into building in NW, DC “A driver has been transported after a car crashed into a building in Northwest, D.C. late Saturday night, DC Fire and EMS said. The crash happened in the 1500 block of V St. in Northwest, D.C., according to officials. DC Fire and EMS said the driver had to be transported.”

WTOP: Firefighter injured in Northwest DC fire “A firefighter was injured Sunday morning as crews battled a fire in the Columbia Heights neighborhood in Northwest D.C., officials said. Firefighters were called to the 1300 block of Park Road at around 3:30 a.m. Investigators said the fire started in a basement restaurant, El Riconcito, inside a three-story rowhouse. ‘We were able to get to it and extinguish [the fire] before it spread to the upper floor,’ said Vito Maggiolo, a spokesman for D.C. Fire and EMS.”

WJLA: Gas leak shuts down busy street in NW DC for several hours, Washington Gas reports “A gas leak has shut down a major portion of a street in Northwest DC during the early morning rush hour. The southbound lanes of Foxhall Road are currently shut down between Nebraska Avenue and Klingle Street, while crews make emergency repairs to a gas leak, according to Washington Gas. One lane is still getting by. The gas main break occurred at Foxhall Road and at Lowell Street.”

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Posted October 24 2016 at 12:37 PM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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