A man died after being shot in the chest in Southeast DC early Friday morning, WUSA reports.
The victim was unconscious when he was taken to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Right now police have no information to release on possible motive or suspects in the fatal shooting.
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In this week’s episode of This American Life, reporter Saul Elbein tells the story of a former Metropolitan Police detective who mistakenly coerced an innocent woman into confessing to a 1994 murder she didn’t commit. Read more
Shots were fired at the U.S. Capitol today at about 2:19 p.m. Breaking news reports indicate that one woman, being called a “suspect,” is dead.
The incident reportedly started when an unidentified woman tried to drive through a barricade at the White House. She had a baby in the back seat of her vehicle. The woman fled the area and ended up at the Capitol, where she tried to drive through another barricade.
Authorities opened fire on the vehicle, killing the woman, authorities say.
The Senate’s Sergeant at Arms, Terrance Gainer, says, “There are reports of injuries.” FBI agents headed to the scene.
CNN quotes Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid as saying there has been “one injury.”
Bob Orr of CBS said a number of sources say U.S. Capitol shooting began with a short car chase. The incident began with traffic pursuit-then driver fled;shots then fired in vicinity of Capitol, according to CBS.
As a warning was sounded, the House abruptly went into recess and lawmakers left the chamber floor. The House had just finished approving legislation aimed at partly lifting the government shutdown by paying National Guard and Reserve members.
People standing outside the Supreme Court across the street from Congress were hurried into the court building by authorities.
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Despite a government shutdown, operations at D.C. Superior Court are proceeding as planned, with all scheduled hearings and trials underway and filings and payments being accepted.
Those on jury duty are expected to report for service. At least one murder trial is expected to be seated this week. Read more
An interfaith prayer service for those affected by the Navy Yard shooting is planned for tonight. Details are below.
THE MAYOR’S INTERFAITH COUNCIL OF WASHINGTON, DC PRESENTS… AN INTERFAITH PRAYER SERVICE IN SUPPORT OF THE FAMILIES AND VICTIMS OF THE NAVY YARD TRAGEDY
WHEN:Wednesday, September 25, 2013
WHERE: Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, 901 3rd Street, NW
TIME: 7:00 p.m.
Please join Mayor Gray and the Mayor’s Interfaith Council for an ecumenical service of prayer and music for healing, hope, justice
Judge Russell Canan sentenced Earl Johnson Tuesday to 14 years and three month in prison for the August 2012 stabbing death of 29-year-old Antoinette Mitchell.
Johnson, 41, pleaded guilty in April to voluntary manslaughter in Mitchell’s death.
A 21-year-old DC man who pleaded guilty in May to participating in a 2009 shooting that killed a 15-year-old bystander was sentenced today to 25 years in prison.
Antonio Barnes was one of three young men who accepted responsibility for Davonta Artis’s death by pleading guilty to manslaughter. Co-defendants Earl Jackson, 20, is expected to be sentenced in September and Sequarn Tibbs, 22, in November.
A press release from the US Attorney’s Office is after the jump.
A shooting in Columbia Heights just before midnight Saturday left one man dead and injured a juvenile, WUSA reports.
In a message on the 3rd District listserv Sunday morning, Jonathan Monk wrote:
Around midnight tonight, 3D footbeat officers heard the sound of gunshots in the 1300 block of Columbia Road, N.W. Shortly thereafter, the officers located two male victims. One victim was transported to the hospital with life threatening injuries and the second victim was transported to the hospital with non life threatening injuries.
Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.
A man was shot and killed early Saturday morning in Southeast DC, WJLA and NBC Washington report.
Police were called to the 1300 block of Savannah St. SE for shots fired around 2:30 a.m. A man was found suffering from several gunshot wounds to the upper body. He was pronounced dead at an area hospital.
The following DC Alert was issued in connection with the case: