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Investigation ongoing in Southeast DC

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Another investigation is ongoing tonight involving a DC Police officer.

Sources tell WUSA9 that the incident involved an officer and possible relations with a teenage girl. The Source says the two were found together last night at the officer's apartment in Southeast DC. 

Stay tuned for more updates. 

Officer released from hospital after shooting in Northeast DC

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- D.C. Police say an officer who was shot in the Trinidad neighborhood Tuesday night but has since been released from the hospital.

The shooting happened in the 1300 block of Queen Street, Northeast around 9:10 p.m. Tuesday.

Police say that one officer and one suspect were shot. Both were transported to the hospital. The suspect was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

The suspect has been identified as 19-year-old Darius Jamal Murphy from DC.  

DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier said that officers with MPD's Gun Recovery Unit were in the residential area when gunfire broke out with an adult male suspect.

"I don't know the initial circumstances around the contact," said Lanier.

Multiple shots were fired, some witnesses said they heard about a dozen during the exchange. The officer and suspect both suffered gunshot wounds.

"It all happened in the street," described Lanier.

Family of Navy Yard shooting victim files lawsuit

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The Florida family of a woman slain during the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard is the first to file a lawsuit against the government and defense contractors, alleging that officials ignored red flags about the killer's deteriorating mental health.

The suit on behalf of the family of Mary DeLorenzo Knight was filed Tuesday morning in federal court in Tampa. The lawsuit named the Navy, the Department of Veterans Affairs and two defense contractors as defendants. It's seeking at least $37.5 million in damages.

"We're all just torn apart," said Patricia DeLorenzo, the sister of the victim. "We just want to get through this."

Mary DeLorenzo Knight was one of 12 people killed by Aaron Alexis on Sept. 16 before he was killed in a shootout with police.

Man arrested for fatal DC shooting

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- D.C. police have arrested a man for a fatal shooting in Southeast.

Charles Wennen Young, 22, of Forestville, Maryland has been charged for the shooting death of 21-year-old Rokeida Spriggs.

It happened on Friday, November 22 in the 4900 Block of G Street, Southeast.

Police say they found Spriggs was transported to a local hospital with a gunshot wound where she was pronounced dead.

Police: 2 DC shootings just blocks & minutes apart

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- D.C. police are investigating two separate shootings that happened within blocks of each other.

The first shooting happened in the 1200 block of Barnaby Terrace in Southeast. 

Police say an adult male was shot in the chest. The victim is in stable condition, officials said.

The second shooting happened in the 1300 block of Southern Avenue, Southeast. 

Police say an adult female was shot in the leg and she is reported to be in stable condition. Officers are looking for a white sports car with two occupants.

Investigators are also looking into the possibility that the shootings could be related because they happened blocks and minutes apart.

A season to remember

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) --"I remember it like it was yesterday," said Mike Anderson looking around the empty football stadium at Howard University.  

It's the first time he has been back on the field at Willie Greene Stadium since the 1993 Turkey Bowl. 

"We knew we were just destined to be here on Thanksgiving Day again that was just Anacostia tradition," said Anderson.

It was a tradition of domination.  In a 10-year stretch between 1988 and 1997, the Indians played in nine city championships. 1993 began like so many others, with the focus on football, but it would quickly become like none other.  

"My gunshot wound was so close to my heart as you can see it was only 5 inches from my heart so it would've blown my whole heart out," said Robert Smith.

Smith was one of three Anacostia football players shot before the season even began.

Mayor Gray: Taxpayers won't pay for roof over Nats Park

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Mayor Gray says D.C. taxpayers will not pay for a retractable roof over Nationals Park, reports the Washington Post.

The Post reports that Washington Nationals owner Theodore N. Lerner pitched the idea to the mayor in a private meeting in July 2013.

The roof would cost $300 million. The park, which opened in 2008, cost taxpayers over $600 million.

According to the Post, the District owns the ballpark, and the Nationals pays $5.5 million a year for rent.

Read the full story here.