DC Crime Summary – June 10th – 16th
There were two homicides and several incidents of violent crime in the District this past week. • Antonio Leach, 23, died after he was shot Sunday afternoon in the Benning Ridge neighborhood. No suspect information is available at this time. • Devonte Crawford, 20, was shot and killed in an apartment near the Columbia Heights Metro station on Monday evening. DC Police are searching for a man who is about 20-25 years old and was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans. • Kenneth Adams, 18, was arrested in connection with the first-degree murder of Dante Kinard, 21, in the Carver / Langston neighborhood this past February. • Following the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, which left 49 dead and over 50 injured, DC Police have increased security and reassigned officers around the District.
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Fox5DC: DC police officers buy new bicycle for 12-year-old boy after old one unable to be fixed “A couple of D.C. police officers went above and beyond the call of duty this week as a 12-year-old boy needed some help fixing his bike. But they did much more than that and it is an experience this young teenager will never forget.”
Fox5DC: Police: DC officer assaulted near Columbia Heights Metro station “D.C. police said an officer was assaulted near the Columbia Heights Metro station Wednesday afternoon. The incident happened in the 1400 block of Irving Street in Northwest D.C. at around 3:50 p.m.”
WJLA: Police: 23-year-old man dies after Southeast Washington shooting “A 23-year-old man has died after being shot in the 4400 block of F Street, SE Sunday afternoon, according to D.C. police. Police say around 12 p.m. they received reports for "sound of gunshots" and upon arrival located 23-year-old Antonio Leach of Southeast Washington with gunshot wounds. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.”
Washington Post: Man fatally shot in Northwest Washington’s Columbia Heights area “A man was shot and killed Tuesday inside a residence in Northwest Washington’s Columbia Heights neighborhood, according to D.C. police. The shooting occurred about 6:30 a.m. in the 2900 block of 14th Street NW.”
WJLA: 4 D.C. shootings in 8 hours leave 1 dead, 4 wounded “Five people were shot in four separate incidents in D.C. between 10:45 p.m. Monday and 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, police say. Police say a man died after being shot inside a residence in the 2900 block of 14th Street NW about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday in Columbia Heights. He was later identified as Devonte Crawford, 20, of Northwest D.C.”
Washington Post: D.C. man arrested in February homicide “On Wednesday, members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 18-year-old Kenneth Adams of Northeast in Kinard’s killing, pursuant to an arrest warrant charging him with first-degree murder while armed, police said.”
NBC Washington: Getaway Driver in Quadruple Shooting Arrested, Police Say “The man accused of driving the getaway car after a quadruple shooting in Northwest Washington has been arrested, police announced Thursday. Kevin Cole, 26, has been charged with assault with intent to kill, D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said during a news conference Thursday.”
WUSA9: 3 overnight shootings reported in DC “Three shootings were reported late Sunday night in the D.C. metro area, Metropolitan police said. The first shooting happened around 10:24 p.m. in the 400 block of Mississippi Ave. in Southeast, D.C., police said. Two women were shot and have minor graze wounds from the gunshots, authorities said.”
Washington Post: Two shot on basketball court in Columbia Heights; young man stabbed near GWU “Two people were shot and critically wounded on a basketball court Tuesday evening in Columbia Heights, and in a separate incident, a 22-year-old man was stabbed early Wednesday after leaving a party near the campus of George Washington University, according to D.C. police.”
WUSA9: Man stabbed in face in NW, DC “A man was stabbed in the face in Northwest, D.C. early Friday morning, Metropolitan police said. The stabbing happened around 4:13 a.m. in the 2200 block of Sherman Ave. in Northwest, D.C. The victim told police this was an attempted robbery.”
Washington Post: Residents frustrated over troubled D.C. intersection where 4 were shot “On Wednesday afternoon, a man wearing a black mask and faded jeans shot and wounded four men in front of the liquor store, littering the corner with bullet casings and staining New York Avenue with the blood of fleeing victims.”
Washington Post: Three people robbed at gunpoint on Capitol Hill about an hour apart “Three people were robbed at gunpoint on Capitol Hill streets in two holdups about an hour apart late Thursday night. Police said two female victims were confronted in the 600 block of Massachusetts Avenue NE at about 10:30 p.m. by a teenager with a gun who robbed them.”
Washington Post: D.C. police say at least 27 arrested in dirt bike crackdown “D.C. police said they have arrested at least 27 people for operating illegal dirt bikes in the District since a crackdown began in early April. In addition, police said they have seized more than 30 of the off-road vehicles.”
Public Safety News
NBC Washington: DC Reacts to Orlando Mass Shooting “As word of the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, spread, leaders and organizations throughout the D.C. area offered their condolences and messages of hope.”
NBC Washington: DC Launches Loan Program to Help Property Owners Boost Tenant Safety “When property owners do not have money to make repairs to their rental properties, tenants can be forced to live in dangerous conditions, D.C. officials said Friday as they announced the creation of a loan program.”
NBC Washington: Appeals Court Suspends DC Gun Law Ruling “A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said this week that they would move quickly to review the law that requires residents to show "good reason" to obtain a license to carry a firearm in public, The Washington Post reported.”
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