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Daily News Clips - August 11, 2017

Summary

A 17-year-old girl and a man were shot in Northeast D.C. Thursday afternoon, but police say they were not the intended targets. The shooting took place at around 3:30 p.m. at Saratoga Avenue and Montana Avenue. • Newly released video shows a woman running with a child in her arms as a shootout rages in Southeast D.C. DC police released the video on Thursday of the incident that happened in the 3600 block of 22nd Street, SE the evening of July 31 in hopes that releasing the video would help them identify the suspects. VIDEO

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Crime Updates

Fox5DC: Teen girl, man shot in Northeast DC “A 17-year-old girl and a man were shot in Northeast D.C. Thursday afternoon, but police say they were not the intended targets. The shooting took place at around 3:30 p.m. at Saratoga Avenue and Montana Avenue. The female victim was taken to the hospital in critical condition while the other victim is expected to recover.”

Fox5DC: Newsham: Police make 1 arrest after teen girl, man shot in Northeast “D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham said an arrest has been made in a Thursday afternoon shooting of a 17-year-old girl and a man in Northeast D.C. He said police are still looking for several other suspects.”

Fox5DC: Woman flees from DC shootout with child in arms “Dramatic video shows a woman running for her life with a child in her arms as a shootout rages in Southeast D.C. DC police released the video on Thursday of the incident that happened in the 3600 block of 22nd Street, SE the evening of July 31. Detectives hoped that releasing the video would help them identify the suspects.”

Washington Post: Police arrest three suspects in Southeast Washington taxi robberies “Two young men have been arrested and charged with robbing taxi drivers in June and July in Southeast Washington, according to authorities. Police said that the two were accompanied twice by a 16-year-old high school student who, in one holdup, was armed with a knife. Police said they are also seeking others who might have been involved.”

Public Safety Updates

Washington Post: Firefighters describe critically injured colleague as humble future leader “Conscientious. Humble. Will be a great leader. These are some of the words colleagues used to describe Dane Smothers Jr., the 28-year-old D.C. firefighter who was severely injured the night of Aug. 3 while responding to his first fire. Officials said he stepped out of Engine 3 and was hit by a firetruck at a rowhouse blaze on Capitol Hill.”

Fox5DC: After baby was delivered stillborn, DC woman blames United Medical Center for poor care “After D.C.‘s Department of Health shut down the obstetrics ward at United Medical Center in Southeast D.C., a District woman said her baby was delivered stillborn and she is blaming the hospital for her poor care.”

Fox5DC: Police Chief Calls on DC Officer Who Shot, Killed Terrence Sterling to Resign “D.C.‘s police chief is calling for one of his officers to step down after federal prosecutors decided not to charge the officer who shot and killed an unarmed black motorcyclist. D.C. Police Officer Brian Trainer shot 31-year-old Terrence Sterling in northwest Washington Sept. 11, 2016.”

Police News

Washington Post: Seat Pleasant police chief is injured in motorcycle crash “Seat Pleasant Police Chief Devan Martin was hospitalized Thursday night after he was thrown from a city police motorcycle after a collision with a car in Seat Pleasant, Prince George’s County police said. The accident happened near the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Highway and Glen Willow Drive about 8:20 p.m., county police officials said.

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Posted August 11 2017 at 9:49 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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