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DC Crime Summary - January 5th - 11th 2018

DC Crime Summary - January 5th - 11th 2018

There were two homicides and several violent crimes this week in the District. • A 19-year-old man was shot and killed in Southeast D.C., police said, marking the first fatal shooting of the year. Police responded to the 2400 block of Skyland Place about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday after reports of gunshot sounds. Officers found the victim, Paris Brown, unconscious and suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Fire and EMS officials found no signs consistent with life, police said. A D.C. teenager shot more than a year ago died of his injuries Friday, becoming the city’s first homicide victim of 2018. James Colter was shot multiple times and found unconscious behind a Northeast Washington home on Dec. 9, 2016. After suffering from his injuries for more than a year, Colter, who turned 17 since he was shot, died Friday. The next day, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled his death a homicide. D.C. police say a shooting took place outside of George Washington University Hospital Tuesday night. According to police, a man was shot at around 7:47 p.m. in the 900 block of 23rd Street in Northwest D.C. After being wounded, the victim walked into the hospital and was conscious and breathing. • Two men face up to life in prison when they are sentenced in April for trafficking teenage prostitutes across the D.C. area. Ivan Williams, 28, and Dennis Davis, 26, were found guilty by a jury in Alexandria federal court Wednesday evening. Prosecutors said the men used the proceeds from prostitution to fund their dreams of rap stardom. Police are asking for help finding a 2-year-old boy they say was last seen with his father on Tuesday in Southeast, D.C. Officers say Emir Sheffield was reported missing after he was last observed in the 2400 block of Alabama Avenue with his biological father, Sherrod Twitty. He was reported missing the following day. Emir is described as a black male with a light complexion. He is 3-foot tall, weighs 25 pounds, and has black braids and brown eyes. He was wearing a red shirt, blue pants, tan boots, a tan jacket and a red hat when he was last seen.

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NBC Washington: 19-Year-Old Killed in DC’s 1st Fatal Shooting of 2018 “A 19-year-old man was shot and killed in Southeast D.C., police said, marking the first fatal shooting of the year. Police responded to the 2400 block of Skyland Place about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday after reports of gunshot sounds. Officers found the victim, Paris Brown, unconscious and suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Fire and EMS officials found no signs consistent with life, police said.”

Fox5DC: Man shot outside of George Washington University Hospital “D.C. police say a shooting took place outside of George Washington University Hospital Tuesday night. According to police, a man was shot at around 7:47 p.m. in the 900 block of 23rd Street in Northwest D.C. After being wounded, the victim walked into the hospital and was conscious and breathing.”
Washington Post: 17-year-old is the first D.C. homicide victim of 2018 “A D.C. teenager shot more than a year ago died of his injuries Friday, becoming the city’s first homicide victim of 2018. James Colter was shot multiple times and found unconscious behind a Northeast Washington home on Dec. 9, 2016. After suffering from his injuries for more than a year, Colter, who turned 17 since he was shot, died Friday. The next day, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled his death a homicide.”

Washington Post: Two face life in prison for sex trafficking teenage girls “Two men face up to life in prison when they are sentenced in April for trafficking teenage prostitutes across the D.C. area. Ivan Williams, 28, and Dennis Davis, 26, were found guilty by a jury in Alexandria federal court Wednesdayevening. Prosecutors said the men used the proceeds from prostitution to fund their dreams of rap stardom.”

Fox5DC: 2-year-old boy missing after last seen in DC with father “Police are asking for help finding a 2-year-old boy they say was last seen with his father on Tuesday in Southeast, D.C. Officers say Emir Sheffield was reported missing after he was last observed in the 2400 block of Alabama Avenue with his biological father, Sherrod Twitty. He was reported missing the following day. Emir is described as a black male with a light complexion. He is 3-foot tall, weighs 25 pounds, and has black braids and brown eyes. He was wearing a red shirt, blue pants, tan boots, a tan jacket and a red hat when he was last seen.”

Washington Post: Former D.C. charter school teacher arrested on child sex abuse charges “A 33-year-old former teacher at a D.C. charter school has been arrested and charged with first-degree child sexual abuse after being extradited from Great Britain, D.C. police said Saturday. Police said Robert Leach, who lived in Silver Spring, had fled the country after the abuse allegations were made in 2014. After he was found in England, he was extradited and charged Friday, police said.”

NBC Washington: Virginia Man Arrested After Arranging to Pick Up 9 Pounds of Marijuana Sent to Southwest D.C.: Police “A Virginia man arranged to pick up 9 pounds of marijuana delivered to an address in Washington, D.C., but it had already been handed over to police, according to a police report. A FedEx box of eight vacuum-sealed packages of marijuana arrived at a community art space in southwest D.C. Friday, according to the police report. It was addressed to a community farm that operates out of the location, but no one there was expecting the marijuana, so it was handed over to police.”

NBC Washington: Suspect in Stolen Police Car Arrested After Short Chase in DC “One person is in police custody after stealing a police cruiser and leading officers on a short chase in Southeast Washington Wednesday morning. The suspect stole the police cruiser from the 600 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE about 1 a.m., police say. Officers pursued the suspect for a short distance before the suspect crashed two miles away on the 600 block of F Street SE. Police have not released the suspect’s name but say the person was arrested at the scene.”

Fox5DC: 81-year-old DC man reported missing found dead inside vehicle at Westfield Wheaton Mall “Police have confirmed that a body found inside a vehicle at Westfield Wheaton Mall was an 81-year-old man reported missing from Washington D.C. Police say the body of Delmar Mosley was discovered at around 11 a.m. Wednesday in the mall’s parking lot. Montgomery County police say the death does not appear to be suspicious. A source tells FOX 5’s Matt Ackland that exposure to the weather may be a factor in Mosley’s death.”

Public Safety Updates

Washington Post: Passenger killed when driver passes out at the wheel “D.C. police said a man who lost consciousness while driving crashed, killing a passenger whom he was driving to a doctor’s appointment. Police said Margret Johnson, 69, died Saturday due to injuries she suffered in the Dec. 24 crash. A 75-year-old man, whom police did not name, was taking Johnson from her home in Oxon Hill, Md., to a doctor’s appointment on the morning of Christmas Eve, police spokeswoman Rachel Reid said. The man suffered a medical emergency and lost consciousness.”

Fox5DC: Fire sinks at least 2 vessels at DC marina “Two vessels sank Monday morning at a marina in Southwest D.C.after fire broke out onboard. The fire was reported around 6 a.m. at the James Creek Marina near 2nd & V Street. Officials say fuel from the vessels caught fire and foam was being used to extinguish the flames. No injuries were reported and a cause is still being investigated.”

Fox5D: Woman hospitalized after jumping from DC apartment window to escape fire “A woman is in critical condition after jumping from her apartment window to escape a fire that broke out overnight in the District. The fire was reported in the 100 block of Wayne Place in the Southeast. Investigators say the woman jumped before they arrived on the scene. The fire appeared to have started on the second floor of the three-story apartment.”

Fox5DC: Police investigating why 2 teen cousins reported missing in DC ended up in New Jersey with 4 men “wo teenage cousins from Washington D.C. were reported missing last week, but are home safe thanks to two New Jersey police officers. The two girls, ages 11 and 17, were both reported missing on Jan. 5. On the following day, officers in Haddon Heights, New Jersey spotted a disabled U-Haul van with Arizona plates on the side of the road. After checking things out, they discovered there was no furniture or personal possessions inside the vehicle.At a nearby restaurant, the officers located the missing girls along with four men who were arrested.”

Fox5DC: DC ranks 2nd worst for bed bugs, report says “The District nearly topped the list of the worst cities in the U.S. for bed bugs. The list released by pest-control service Orkin ranked Washington D.C. as the second worst bed bug city. Baltimore took the top honor while Chicago, Los Angeles and Columbus, Ohio rounded out the top five. Orkin said the list was based on data from where it performed the most bed bug treatments from Dec. 1, 2016 to Nov. 30, 2017.”

NBC Washington: Immigration Agents Questioned Staff at 7-Eleven Stores in DC, Maryland “Workers and managers at 7-Eleven stores in D.C. and Maryland were questioned by immigration agents on Wednesday in what officials described as the largest operation against an employer under Donald Trump’s presidency. Three 7-Elevens in D.C. and seven in Maryland were among the 98 franchise locations where U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) served audit notices, the agency confirmed Thursday. ICE said the Maryland locations are in: Baltimore; Frederick; Glen Burnie; Landover; Pasadena; Severna Park and Upper Marlboro. ICE did not release any specific addresses, or information on the locations of the D.C. stores.”

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Posted January 12 2018 at 7:50 PM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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