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Daily News Clips - February 13, 2018

Summary

Three people were shot Sunday evening in Southeast Washington, in one of at least seven separate shootings reported to police over the weekend. The latest of the shootings was the one in which three people were wounded in the 800 block of Southern Avenue SE about 5:30 p.m. At least one other shooting was reported Sunday and five others on Saturday. No fatalities were reported. In addition, three stabbings were reported to police Saturday. • Two friends who were killed in the District on a single day in December were shot with the same gun and in the same alley in Southeast Washington, according to newly released records and court testimony on Monday. Armani Nico Coles, 27, was found the evening of Dec. 28 after his body was shoved out of a car on a street near the Anacostia Freeway in Capitol Heights, Md. Kerrice Lewis, 23, was found dead an hour later in the trunk of a burning blue Lexus, in an alley about three miles away. She had been shot 15 times.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: Three wounded Sunday evening in one of seven weekend shootings “Three people were shot Sunday evening in Southeast Washington, in one of at least seven separate shootings reported to police over the weekend. The latest of the shootings was the one in which three people were wounded in the 800 block of Southern Avenue SE about 5:30 p.m. At least one other shooting was reported Sunday and five others on Saturday. No fatalities were reported. In addition, three stabbings were reported to police Saturday.”

Washington Post: Police charge suspect in one of three killings that occurred on single day “Two friends who were killed in the District on a single day in December were shot with the same gun and in the same alley in Southeast Washington, according to newly released records and court testimony on Monday. Armani Nico Coles, 27, was found the evening of Dec. 28 after his body was shoved out of a car on a street near the Anacostia Freeway in Capitol Heights, Md. Kerrice Lewis, 23, was found dead an hour later in the trunk of a burning blue Lexus, in an alley about three miles away. She had been shot 15 times.”

Fox5DC: 15-year-old girl missing; last seen Friday in the District “Police are continuing their search for a missing 15-year-old girl last seen Friday morning in the District. Destiny Davis was last seen on February 9 around 7 a.m. in the 2400 block of 18th Street in Southeast, D.C. Investigators say the incident was reported to them on Sunday.”

Fox5DC: Suspicious powder in letter to Trump family “Three people, including the wife of Donald Trump Jr., were reportedly taken to the hospital after opening an envelope containing an unknown white powder. The letter was sent to a Manhattan apartment owned by Vanessa Trump, the president’s daughter-in-law. She reportedly opened a letter about 10 a.m. that was addressed to her husband. Fox News reported that she was taken to the hospital as a precaution and there was no indication anyone suffered injuries. It was unclear who the other two people were who were also take to the hospital.”

Public Safety Updates

Fox5DC: Trump infrastructure proposal cites potential value of selling DC-area airports “President Donald Trump’s long-awaited infrastructure plan calls for giving government agencies the authority to sell off airports, roads and other federal assets. The president is calling for divesting assets when federal agencies can show the sale would “optimize taxpayer value.” The proposal lists Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Dulles International Airport as examples of the types of assets that could meet the criteria. Both are located in Virginia.”

Washington Post: Trump administration budget trims Metro subsidy instead of killing it, as feared “Metro got a little good news Monday when President Trump’s budget proposed to trim the agency’s federal subsidy to $120 million from $150 million rather than eliminate it, as feared. But the White House and the Transportation Department also warned that they want to shrink federal support for Metro, at a time when the region’s top elected officials of both parties are seeking to increase such backing.”

NBC Washington: How Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Could Affect the DC Area “Could the infrastructure plan President Donald Trump announced Monday affect roads and bridges in the D.C. area? News4’s Adam Tuss takes a look.”

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Posted February 13 2018 at 10:00 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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