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Person of interest sought in fatal DC shooting

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- D.C. police need your help identifying and locating a person of interest in connection with a fatal shooting.

William Deon Howard, 23, was killed on October 26 in the 3000 block of Stanton Road. 

At approximately 11:14 p.m., police found Howard and an adult female victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds, officials said.

Howard was pronounced dead on the scene. The adult female victim was transported to a local hospital where she was admitted in stable condition.

If you recognize the person in these photos, call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department's TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.

Italo Ceramica Opens First US Showroom in Rockville-Grand Opening Event This Thursday

Italo Ceramica Opens First US Showroom in Rockville-Grand Opening Event This Thursday

Italo Ceramica's Grand Opening Event, which is open to the public, is Thursday, November 14 from 6-9 p.m.

Pedestrian hit & killed in SE DC crash

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Police are investigating a fatal crash in Southeast, D.C. involving a pedestrian and several cars.

MPD Lieutenant Ronald Wilkins says that a white van struck approximately six vehicles between Southern Avenue and the 4400 block of Benning Road.  

The driver ultimately came to a crashing stop at 44th and Benning, a few blocks after hitting a woman. But not before causing about eight blocks of destruction just after 6:00 p.m., a busy time of day for the area.

Police identified the driver as 52-year-old Woodrow Johnson of Capitol Heights, Md.

"It looked crazy when I saw it. My light was green and his was red," said Kevin Miller, who was in his car when a white van came barreling through the intersection at Benning and East Capitol.

Johnson also hit and killed a female pedestrian who was crossing the street. 

Doctor at DC Jail sentenced for sexually assaulting inmate

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A former doctor at the D.C. Jail was sentenced Friday for sexually assaulting an inmate, officials said.

Lewis Jackson, 37, was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of second-degree sexual abuse in January, officials said.

According to officials, Jackson was working at the D.C. Jail as a medical doctor when he sexually assaulted an inmate who was seeking medical care. The victim reported the incident immediately.

Jackson also pled guilty in November 2012 for sexually abusing three inmates at a federal penitentiary in Atlanta where he had worked as a doctor, officials said. 

He has been sentenced to 25 months in prison for those crimes.

After serving his five-year sentence, Jackson will be placed on 10 years of supervised release. He also must register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

Calling All Citizen Scientists: Help Track DC Bunnies

WASHINGTON (WUSA9)--  Ever wanted to be a "Citizen Scientist?" Now's your chance to help out wildlife biologists here in the District.

The District Department of the Environment is asking all residents of the District to assist in counting the number of Eastern Cottontail Rabbits. On Wednesday, the DDOE sent out a letter to Advisory Neighborhood Commissions (ANC) members to ask for help in tracking the numbers of these bunnies.

The purpose of the tracking is to help biologists figure out the numbers of the Cottontail's density, abundance and distribution throughout the District.

US Capitol Police defend pulling Tactical Team from Navy Yard

WASHINGTON (AP) - A new report says a specially trained tactical Capitol Police squad was recalled from the scene of the Washington Navy Yard rampage in part because of concerns about possible threats to the U.S. Capitol.

That is according to a two-page document released Friday by a panel investigating the police agency's response to the Sept. 16 shooting. The report says the four-person unit wasn't even able to make it to the scene because of traffic.

The investigation was launched days after the shooting amid reports that a Capitol Police supervisor told a tactical response team to stand down rather than respond to the Navy Yard shooting.

The gunman, Aaron Alexis, a former Navy reservist and government contractor, killed 12 people inside the building where he worked before dying in a police shootout.

DC Mayor thinks Synder should change Redskins name

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- DC Mayor Vincent Gray says if he were still on the DC Council he would have voted for the resolution denouncing the name of Washington's NFL team.

But Gray on Wednesday would not describe the name as "racist" as others have done.

He refused to say if it would be a deal breaker should team owner Dan Synder ever decide to move the team back into the District into a new stadium on the federally owned site of RFK stadium.