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Daily News Clips - October 11, 2017

Summary

Two people were killed and another was left injured after a triple shooting in Northwest D.C. The shooting was reported just after midnight Wednesday morning in the 6200 block of 8th Street. Investigators say two men were found dead on the scene from gunshot wounds. The third man who was shot was transported to a nearby hospital. • Police are investigating after a man was shot and killed late Tuesday night in Northeast D.C. The shooting was reported around 11:45 p.m. Tuesday in the 5400 block of Hunt Place. Officers have no suspect or motive at this time.

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Crime Updates

Fox5DC: Triple shooting leaves 2 dead in Northwest DC “Two people were killed and another was left injured after a triple shooting in Northwest D.C. The shooting was reported just after midnight Wednesday morning in the 6200 block of 8th Street. Investigators say two men were found dead on the scene from gunshot wounds. The third man who was shot was transported to a nearby hospital.”

Fox5DC: Shooting leaves man dead in Northeast DC “Police are investigating after a man was shot and killed late Tuesday night in Northeast D.C. The shooting was reported around 11:45 p.m. Tuesday in the 5400 block of Hunt Place. Officers have no suspect or motive at this time.”

NBC Washington: Traffic Stop in Virginia Ends With Pursuit in NW DC “U.S. Park Police pursued a vehicle into northwest Washington and arrested two men who tried to flee from a car running on rims. Police said the chase started Arlington, Virginia, and entered Washington along Rock Creek Park, Northwest, on Tuesday afternoon. At some point, the tires were flattened, and the vehicle was running on its rims when it stopped on Connecticut Avenue, Northwest, and Upton Street, Northwest.”

Washington Post: Prosecutors continue investigation into case of pregnant woman set afire “A District man who prosecutors said doused his pregnant girlfriend with gasoline before setting her on fire will remain in jail as investigators continue gathering evidence. Laquinn Phillips, 34, of Southeast Washington, was charged last month with attempted first- and second-degree murder, arson and assault in connection with a fire that severely injured a Prince George’s County woman and caused her to deliver her child prematurely.”

Washington Post: Benghazi trial completes closed-door testimony from CIA officer and security chief “The trial of the accused mastermind of the September 2012 attacks that killed four Americans at a U.S. special diplomatic mission and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya, heard testimony Tuesday from a CIA support operative and its lead in-country security officer.”

Public Safety Updates

NBC Washington: Wharf set to open on Southwest Waterfront in DC “It’s a renaissance of sorts for the Southwest Waterfront as the Wharf is almost open for business. The massive development, made up of restaurants, condos, a live music venue and much more, is expected to attract thousands of people a day to the waterfront. The Wharf is set to open on Thursday as the Foo Fighters take the stage at The Anthem.”

Fox5DC: DC’s artificial turf field hardness tests reveal standards discrepancy “FOX 5 has obtained records that detail the results of hardness tests of the D.C.‘s 52 artificial turf fields, revealing some fields that tested above industry standards have not been repaired or replaced by District officials. The Department of General Services (DGS) initially refused to release the test results, but the information has been made available as a result of a weeks-long Freedom of Information Act process.”

Mayor and City Council

NBC Washington: DC Fund Would Help Homeless Families Find Homes “An emotional plea from a homeless family to landlords in the district asked the owners to make it easier for families without homes to rent an apartment. Melinda and Ezra Bryant lost all of their possessions when a fire destroyed their home. They are living in a shelter with their two young daughters. They recently stood shoulder to shoulder with D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, asking landlords and other business owners in the city to contribute to a fund that will help them qualify for a lease.”

Washington Post: D.C. Council at odds over changes to landmark paid family leave law “The District’s elected leaders spent the final months of 2016 debating and adopting a law that guaranteed eight weeks of paid leave to new parents who work in the nation’s capital. Now it seems they are preparing to spend the final months of 2017 arguing over how, and whether, that landmark legislation needs to be overhauled.”

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Posted October 11 2017 at 10:02 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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