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DC’s Brightwood Park sees 2 shootings in less than 24 hours

Police have been busy in the Brightwood Park area of Northwest D.C. this weekend, investigating a pair of shootings in close proximity to each other that have left one person dead. The first shooting occurred just after midnight Saturday, near the corner of 9th and Jefferson streets, northwest. Police say a man was shot multiple […]

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DC man arrested for 8 robberies across Northeast

A D.C. man was arrested Thursday for several robberies and an assault that took place over the course of several months across Northeast. D.C. police said 18-year-old Rondale Edwards, of Northeast, D.C., was charged with eight counts of robbery, including one in which Edwards and several others assaulted and robbed a victim before fleeing the […]

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Teen arrested in fatal shooting near Columbia Heights school

An arrest has been made in connection with the shooting of a man near a D.C. elementary school in late February. D.C. police said a 15-year-old was taken into custody on Thursday in connection with the shooting death of 23-year-old Jamal Kwame Crump in the 1300 block of Monroe Street, NW on Feb. 27 — […]

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Exclusive: Police chief blasts DC bar staff, drunken manager after deadly shooting

D.C. police are placing partial blame for a recent shooting on a nearby bar, and the police chief is asking city officials to yank its liquor license. In a letter to the director of the city’s Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration, D.C. police Chief Peter Newsham said that the Safari Restaurant and Lounge at 43rd Street […]

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Police arrest DC man in H Street restaurant shooting, assault

D.C. police have arrested one of three suspects after a shooting and assault was captured on surveillance video inside a busy restaurant on H Street Northeast. Delonte Wesley Rouse, 26, of Southeast D.C., was arrested and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, police said Thursday. They are still searching for the other two suspects: […]

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Man shot, killed near elementary school in Columbia Heights

A man was shot to death in D.C.’s Columbia Heights neighborhood Wednesday afternoon, just blocks from an elementary school where students’ dismissal was delayed while police searched for suspects. “It appears it was a targeted shooting. Looks like there were three suspects in the case — three males of similar age, probably in their late […]

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Surveillance video captures shooting inside crowded H Street restaurant

WASHINGTON — D.C. police are searching for two men and a woman suspected in a shooting inside an H Street restaurant last month, and they have released surveillance video that shows the chaotic moment the shots were fired. The shooting happened inside the Quara Ethiopian Restaurant on H Street shortly after midnight on Jan. 27. […]

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Changes in weather change how DC police search for missing kids

WASHINGTON — There are 17 kids missing in D.C. right now, and that number can change minute-to-minute, the D.C. police say. And when the weather is about to turn cold, as it’s supposed to this week, the urgency of finding them goes up. “One of the things we look at is, the last time they […]

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‘The bulletproof vest without the vest’: Ex-cons, former gang members forge peace in DC neighborhoods

WASHINGTON — Walking some of D.C.’s most dangerous streets, a yellow T-shirt-clad team of ex-convicts and former gang members are being paid to root out and mediate problems in neighborhoods before they escalate. These so-called “violence interrupters” are part of a budding program out of Attorney General Karl Racine’s office called Cure the Streets. Cotey […]

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DC police chief addresses rising murder rate, residents’ complaints

WASHINGTON — For roughly five hours on Thursday, a D.C. Council committee heard complaints, allegations and anecdotes from city residents unhappy with the police department, ranging from leadership to the rank and file on the streets. Their common thread was doubt about how committed the department is to transparency, especially after several recently implemented initiatives. Then, […]

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DC’s crime lab’s drastic turnaround is noticeable in the courtroom

WASHINGTON — Years ago, the state of D.C.’s crime lab was so atrocious it lost its accreditation and closed temporarily. Now, its closure rate is above the national average and it’s making a difference in how quickly crimes are solved, city leaders said. While D.C. struggles with a high rate of killings, the violent crimes which […]

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DC plans to survey residents as it increases police on bike and on foot

WASHINGTON — For years, D.C. police had trouble keeping officers. Now, the department is operating nearly at full force, and the city is starting a new program asking residents to weigh in on how officers are doing. “Three years ago, we were losing police officers by the dozen every week, almost. We worked hard to […]

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DC leader calls deadly violence an ’emergency’ as patrols increase

WASHINGTON — As the deadly start to the year in D.C. continues, the police say there aren’t any more shootings than the last few years, but that the circumstances around them are harder to survive. Of the 18 killings in D.C. so far this year, most have happened in Council member Trayon White’s Ward 8, […]

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Woman arrested in connection with attempted Georgetown kidnapping

WASHINGTON — A woman has been arrested in connection with the attempted kidnapping of a 6-year-old girl in front of her home Tuesday in Georgetown. D.C. police said Suzanne Purdy, 37, faces a kidnapping charge after allegedly attempting to grab the girl on Jan. 15 from outside her home in the 2800 block of Dumbarton Street […]

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Woman held in attempted kidnapping of young girl in Georgetown

WASHINGTON — A woman is in custody and being questioned in the attempted kidnapping of a 6-year-old girl in front of the child’s Georgetown home. D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham said the woman is under arrest on a separate charge and is expected to be charged in connection with the incident, which happened late Tuesday […]

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DC police seek to ID woman in Northwest kidnap attempt

WASHINGTON — D.C. police are seeking to identify a woman in connection with a failed kidnapping attempt in Northwest. Authorities say the woman — described as white, between 30 and 40 years old, 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-8 and sporting a blonde mohawk — grabbed a child and attempted to lure them away from the 2800 block […]

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2 dead after early morning shooting in Southwest DC

WASHINGTON — Two people are dead after an early morning shooting in Southwest D.C. on Sunday. The shooting happened around 1:15 a.m. on Forrester Street in the Bellevue neighborhood. According to D.C. Police, when officers arrived on the scene, they found a man and woman on the street suffering from serious injuries. They were taken […]

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Mayor: No change in tactics despite killings up 600 percent in DC

WASHINGTON — It has been a violent start to the year in D.C., which has averaged one killing a day since the new year.  Homicides are up 600 percent over this time last year (with seven killings to date as opposed to one) and city leadership says it’s sticking to the police tactics in place. Damon […]

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