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DC Police Union – Daily News Clips – October 25th, 2016

Summary

Andre Becton, 24, of Suitland, Md., was arrested and charged with fatally shooting Darnell Peoples, 35, of District Heights, Md., in Congress Heights on Sept. 15. • James Rousseau, 22, of Southwest, was charged with assault and intent to kill gun for allegedly shooting and robbing a man in Eckington on Sept. 11. • D.C. police are investigating the shooting of an ice cream truck driver near the Buena Vista neighborhood at around 6:15 p.m. Monday. The victim was transported to the hospital in critical condition. No suspect information is available at this time.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: Police arrest man in fatal shooting in Southeast Washington “D.C. police have arrested a suspect in the shooting death of a man last month in Southeast Washington, according to a statement from the department. Andre Becton, 24, of Suitland, Md., was charged with second-degree murder while armed. He was arrested Friday; police announced the apprehension on Monday. Police said Becton is charged with fatally shooting Darnell Peoples, 35, of District Heights, Md., in the 600 block of Mellon Street SE on Sept. 15. Police said he was shot several times and died at an area hospital. Authorities did not describe a motive.”

WUSA9: Man shoots, robs victim playing basketball in NE, DC “Police arrested a 22-year-old man who allegedly shot and robbed a man who was playing basketball in Northeast, D.C. The assault happened on September 11 in the 100 block of T Street in Northeast, D.C., Metropolitan police said. Authorities said the victim was playing basketball when the suspect approached him and pulled out a gun. The victim tried to run away, however was shot in the neck. The suspect, identified as 22-year-old James Rousseau of SW, D.C. then stole the victim’s wallet and cell phone. Rousseau was arrested on Thursday and is being charged with assault and intent to kill gun. He was additionally charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and robbery while armed.”

Fox5DC: Ice cream truck driver shot in DC “D.C. police are investigating the shooting of an ice cream truck driver in Southeast D.C. Monday evening. Police said they received a call about the shooting in the 2200 block of Alabama Avenue at around 6:15 p.m. According to police sources, the victim was shot seven times—at least three times in the stomach and twice in the arm. As he was being shot at, the driver continued to drive away from a residential street to a small strip mall on Alabama Avenue. The victim was transported to the hospital in critical condition.”

Washington Post: Fire breaks out at D.C.’s biggest homeless shelter in Southeast Washington “At least 31 families remained displaced Monday from the District’s largest homeless shelter after a suspected arson fire broke out at the facility in Southeast Washington over the weekend, city officials said. The fire started Saturday night on the building’s sixth floor, which is not being used to house residents. It was quickly brought under control, and no one was injured, city officials said.”

Public Safety

WAMU: Metro identifies systemic problems with electrical system upkeep “Metro has identified dozens of problems and issued 32 recommendations to address long-running concerns with its traction power system — a major source of track fires. The report by the transit authority’s safety department was compiled after more than two dozen track fires and arcing incidents occurred in a two-month span, including an intense fire that consumed several power cables on March 14 near McPherson Square. Two days later, general manager Paul Wiedefeld ordered a 24-hour shutdown of the entire rail system for emergency inspections of third rail power cables and connections.“

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Posted October 25 2016 at 10:35 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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