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Daily News Clips - March 13, 2018

Summary

A man was shot and killed Saturday night in Southeast Washington, the D.C. police said. Police said Davon Barnes, 28, of Southeast was found at around 10 p.m. in the 2000 block of Savannah Terrace. He had been shot at least twice, police said. • A 70-year old man who was found dead in January was the victim of a homicide, D.C. police said last week. They said an autopsy determined on Friday that Willie Sawyer, 70, died in a homicide as the result of a blunt force injury. He was found unconscious about 3:30 a.m. Jan. 25, inside premises in the 5000 block of Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue, NE. It was not clear who caused his injury, or why.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: Man is shot and killed in Southeast, D.C. police say “A man was shot and killed Saturday night in Southeast Washington, the D.C. police said. Police said Davon Barnes, 28, of Southeast was found at around 10 p.m. in the 2000 block of Savannah Terrace. He had been shot at least twice, police said.”

Washington Post: Man, 70, died in homicide, D.C. officials rule. “A 70-year old man who was found dead in January was the victim of a homicide, D.C. police said last week. They said an autopsy determined on Friday that Willie Sawyer, 70, died in a homicide as the result of a blunt force injury. He was found unconscious about 3:30 a.m. Jan. 25, inside premises in the 5000 block of Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue, NE. It was not clear who caused his injury, or why.”

Washington Post: Robber on bicycle strikes four times this year, police say “Scenes of Washington life include pedestrians on the streets with headphones, or cell phones or perhaps a purse. The city’s streets are also home to bicycles and bike riders. And every now and then the pedestrians and the bicyclists do not mix well. In an example of this, a teenager was arrested Wednesday and charged in four incidents in which a robber on a bicycle rode up to someone in a busy Washington neighborhood, grabbed something and rode away on the same bicycle.”

Fox5DC: Secret Service: Suspicious package in area of Lafayette Square near White House deemed safe “A suspicious package reported in the area of Pennsylvania Avenue and Lafayette Square nearby the White House has been “deemed safe,” the Secret Service says. Pedestrian and vehicle traffic was impacted in the area as the White House North Fence Line was closed during the investigation. Also, H Street, NW, between 15th and 17th Streets and Pennsylvania Avenue between 15th and 17th Streets were also shut down. D.C. police say they were assisting the Secret Service with the incident.”

NBC Washington: Fire Truck That Hit Driver Previously Hit Police Car “Is something wrong with Engine 26? The fire truck that hit a car in D.C. on Friday, killing 32-year-old DeAngelo Green, hit and wounded a police officer in 2015.”

Fox5DC: Witness claims DC fire truck involved in deadly crash went through red light “A deadly crash involving a D.C. fire truck and another vehicle remains under investigation as new questions are being raised about the incident. Officials said last week that the fire truck had the right of way at the intersection of Rhode Island Avenue and 12th Street in Northeast D.C., but an eyewitness claims the fire truck went through a red light as it was responding to a call.”

Public Safety Updates

NBC Washington: DC-Area Schools Brace for Student Walkouts Over Gun Violence “As schools around the country brace for student walkouts following the deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida, principals and superintendents are scrambling to perform a delicate balancing act: how to let thousands of students exercise their First Amendment rights while not disrupting school and not pulling administrators into the raging debate over gun control.”

Fox5DC: Memorial for children killed by gun violence displays 7000 pairs of shoes outside US Capitol “Thousands of empty pairs of shoes representing children killed by gun violence are being lined up outside of the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday as part of a memorial display. The ‘Monument For Our Kids’ memorial will include 7000 pairs of shoes, said Avaaz, the organization behind the event. Each pair will represent a child who has been killed by gun violence in the U.S. since the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: White wants public airing of scandal that cost the schools chancellor his job “D.C. Council Member Robert C. White Jr. (D-At Large) called on the council’s education committee to hold a hearing on former schools chancellor Antwan Wilson’s resignation, pressuring the committee’s chairman, who backed down last week from convening what could be a contentious public airing. The council needs to “hold government officials accountable in a public forum” White said Monday, adding that his constituents want to understand Mayor Muriel E. Bowser’s involvement in the scandal that prompted her to oust the chancellor.”

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Posted March 13 2018 at 9:56 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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