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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.

Man lies to Metro officials about slipping on banana peel at station

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A man reported to Metro officials that he had to go to the hospital after he slipped on a banana peel and fell.

Maurice Owens reported the incident on August 8 at the Potomac Avenue Metro Station located at 700 14th Street, SE. In an interview Owens said he needs $15,000 to settle his claim. He alleged that he slipped from the banana peel since nobody had cleaned it up before he entered the elevator. 

After reviewing surveillance video, officials saw that the elevator was empty before Owens entered the elevator. He then drops the banana peel, steps on it as he exits the elevator, and falls to the ground.  

Owens has now been charged with 'Felony 2nd Degree Fraud'. 

Police: Man shot by officer after he threatened police

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A police officer shot and killed a man during a homicide investigation, officials said. 

The incident happened on Monday around 4:45 p.m. at the 4900 block of G Street, SE. A Sixth District police officer was conducting an investigation on a recent homicide. When the officer approached Robert Brown, 26 in the home, he ran away. Brown then showed his handgun outside. After the police officer asked him to drop his weapon, he did not comply. The officer then shot him multiple times, officials said. 

Brown was pronounced dead after being taken to the hospital, police said. 

Annual Ward 8 turkey giveaway

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Crowds of people lined up Tuesday to get their free turkey from a D.C. councilmember.

Counclimember Marion Barry's annual Ward 8 Turkey giveaway took place between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. Tuesday at the Union Temple Baptist Church.

Over 2,000 turkeys were distributed to Ward 8 families on a first-come, first-serve basis.

"The Ward 8 community is a family, and family takes pride in helping each other," said Barry.  "I wish I could help families in need around the City.  We all have a responsibility to lend a helping hand to others who are in need, and I'm committed to helping my constituents in every way possible."

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