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Daily News Clips - July 14, 2017

Summary

A 16-year-old has been arrested in the killing last week of a man who had years earlier escaped the District’s violent streets through a work program and had become a construction engineer, D.C. police said on Thursday • Authorities have released video of a shooting in which a 1-year-old boy was struck by a stray bullet in Northeast D.C. on Monday.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: D.C. police arrest 16-year-old in killing of man who had turned life around “A 16-year-old has been arrested in the killing last week of a man who had years earlier escaped the District’s violent streets through a work program and had become a construction engineer, D.C. police said on Thursday. Lamont McDonald of Southeast has been charged as an adult with second-degree murder while armed, police said in a statement. He was arrested on a warrant on Wednesday.”

NBC Washington: 13-Year-Old Boy Missing from Northwest Washington “D.C. Police are looking for a 13-year-old boy who went missing Wednesday. Jesus Alexander Melgares is Hispanic and has a light brown complexion with brown eyes and black hair. He’s 5 feet, 4 inches tall and weighs 115 pounds. He was last seen in the 600 block of Longfellow Street, NW, on Wednesday. He was wearing gray shorts and gray sneakers.”

Fox5DC: Video shows Northeast DC shootout that injured 1-year-old ” Authorities have released video of a shooting in which a 1-year-old boy was struck by a stray bullet in Northeast D.C. on Monday.”

Public Safety Update

NBC Washington: 18-Mile Women’s March to Cause Major DC, Virginia Road Closures “Marchers plan to walk from the headquarters of the National Rifle Association to the Department of Justice in Washington Friday to protest the NRA’s response to the Philando Castile trial verdict. That could mean road closures through Northern Virginia and D.C.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: D.C. schools chancellor bans preferential enrollment for public officials’ children “Current and former government officials will be barred from receiving special treatment for their children in the District’s notoriously competitive school-enrollment process under a policy adopted by Schools Chancellor Antwan Wilson.”

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Posted July 14 2017 at 10:03 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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