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Daily News Clips - February 12, 2018

Summary

A man was arrested on Capitol Hill on Friday who, according to D.C. police, did not have a home but did have a gun. Police said they later charged him in two Capitol Hill burglaries. In a statement, the police said Lawrence Prince, 28, was arrested in the 200 block of Ninth Street NE, after “he was found to be in possession of a firearm.” They said Prince had “no fixed address.” After investigating, police said, they charged him in connection with a burglary on Jan. 22, in the 300 block of Constitution Avenue NE. • D.C. police are on the lookout for two suspects after a man was shot in Southwest D.C. The victim was found conscious and breathing suffering from several gunshot wounds at the scene, according to police. He was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police say they responded at around 5:44 p.m. Friday to the 3900 block of South Capitol Street for a shooting in front of a liquor store and a carryout restaurant.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: Man carrying pistol on Capitol Hill arrested, charged in two burglaries, police say “A man was arrested on Capitol Hill on Friday who, according to D.C. police, did not have a home but did have a gun. Police said they later charged him in two Capitol Hill burglaries. In a statement, the police said Lawrence Prince, 28, was arrested in the 200 block of Ninth Street NE, after “he was found to be in possession of a firearm.” They said Prince had “no fixed address.” After investigating, police said, they charged him in connection with a burglary on Jan. 22, in the 300 block of Constitution Avenue NE.”

Fox5DC: Police investigating shooting in Southwest DC “D.C. police are on the lookout for two suspects after a man was shot in Southwest D.C. The victim was found conscious and breathing suffering from several gunshot wounds at the scene, according to police. He was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police say they responded at around 5:44 p.m. Friday to the 3900 block of South Capitol Street for a shooting in front of a liquor store and a carryout restaurant.”

Washington Post: D.C. man dies Friday after a shooting a week earlier “A man died Friday after being shot Feb. 2 in Southeast Washington, the D.C. police said. Dalane Yates, 25, of Northeast Washington, was shot about 7:30 p.m. in the 4700 block of Alabama Avenue SE, police said. He was found in a house and taken to a hospital for treatment, police said. Police provided no information about a motive or suspect.”

Fox5DC: Police need help locating missing 13-year-old girl, last seen in Southeast DC Friday “Police need help locating a missing 13-year-old girl, who they say was last seen in Southeast D.C. on Friday night. D.C. police say 13-year-old Kayla Calloway was last seen at the 5000 block of Benning Road at around 9 p.m. on Friday. Police say Kayla five-foot-four-inches tall, 195 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. They say she was last seen wearing a black and white scarf on her head, blue jeans, pink and white New Balance sneakers, and a green coat.”

NBC Washington: Suspect Arrested in Killing of 23-Year-Old Woman “D.C. Police arrested a man and charged him with first degree murder in the shooting death of a woman. Kerrice “KK” Lewis, 23, of Hyattsville, Maryland, was shot multiple times and stuffed in the trunk of her car, which was set on fire in an alley in the 800 block of Adrian Place SE on Dec. 28, 2017. Police arrested 23-year-old Ashton Briscoe, a Northeast, D.C. resident, and charged him with first degree murder while armed.”

NBC Washington: Man Gets 35 Years in Prison for Brutal Killing on DC Metro Train “The man who fatally stabbed and beat a 24-year-old stranger on a Washington, D.C. Metro train in 2015 has been sentenced to 35 years in prison. Jasper Spires received the sentence of prison time plus five years of probation on Friday afternoon for the murder that stunned the city. A plea deal allowed him to avoid a life sentence. Spires killed Kevin Sutherland on board a Red Line Metro train on July 4, 2015, stabbing him dozens of times after trying to steal his phone.”

Public Safety Updates

Fox5DC: DC police help stranded man with autism get home to NY “A 24-year-old man with autism from New York who was stranded in D.C. is now home safely, after D.C. police officers came to his aid and kindly helped him get home. Police say the man, who was from New York City, had taken a bus to D.C. and got lost. They say officers who located the man found out he was unable to buy a ticket to get back home to New York.”

Mayor and City Council

NBC Washington: DC Has Highest Maternal Mortality Rate in US; Council Wants to Learn Why “Amid the highest maternal mortality rate in the country, the D.C. Council gave preliminary approval Tuesday to the creation of a committee that studies the causes of pregnancy-related deaths and works to prevent them. The rate at which women die of pregnancy-related causes is higher in Washington, D.C. than in any state in the country, federal data shows.”

Washington Post: Business proposals to overhaul D.C. paid family leave law are dead — for now “D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (D) this week announced he was dropping efforts to overhaul the city’s paid family leave law in a more business-friendly fashion, ending some of the uncertainty over a new government program that is among the most generous in the country. During his first debate with progressive challenger Ed Lazere on Tuesday, Mendelson surprised other lawmakers and advocates on both sides of the issue when he said he would not move forward with bills designed to amend the program.”

Police News

Washington Post: ‘Please help. My husband shot the police’: Two Ohio officers killed after 911 hang-up call “Two police officers from Westerville, Ohio, were fatally shot Saturday in the line of duty while responding to a potential domestic violence call, officials said. Shortly after noon Saturday, police dispatched officers to an apartment complex after receiving a 911 call from someone who hung up, authorities said. “As they went into the apartment, they were immediately met with gunfire and both officers were shot,” an emotional Westerville Police Chief Joe Morbitzer said at a news conference.” We at the DC Police Union express our deepest condolences to families and friends of the fallen officers. Donations can be made at the following link: https://www.gofundme.com/foplodge9helpfund

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Posted February 12 2018 at 9:54 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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