Police Officer Involved In Deadly Shooting Hires Lawyer, 3-Month-Old Dies Following Crash In Waldorf

Police Officer Involved In Deadly Shooting Hires Lawyer

Washington, DC – A DC police officer who shot and killed a man this week in Northeast has hired a lawyer to represent him. Police Chief Peter Newsham is revealing more details surrounding Wednesday night’s shooting on 15th Street, NE that left 24-year-old D’Quan Young dead. Newsham says the police officer, who was off duty, was attending a cookout in the neighborhood when the gunfire broke out. The officer used his department-issued weapon and has since been placed on administrative leave. Chief Newsham says the department is sending condolences to the victim’s family, regardless of the circumstances. He’s also urging members of the public to come forward with any video they may have of the shootout.

3-Month-Old Dies Following Crash In Waldorf

Waldorf, MD – A three-month-old is dead following a crash caused by a suspected drunk driver in Charles County. The accident happened in the area of U.S. 301 and Pierce Road in Waldorf Monday afternoon. Investigators say 49-year-old Michael Ford slammed into the back of the car the boy was in. They say he then failed a field sobriety test. The three-month-old was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Maryland State Police say the boy died yesterday afternoon. The investigation is ongoing and officials are considering whether to file charges.

Trump Still Has Confidence In Embattled EPA Chief

Washington, DC – President Trump is standing by EPA chief Scott Pruitt as he faces allegations of unethical conduct. Trump said he’s still confident in Pruitt today during a White House photo-op. Pruitt was in the room with Trump for a meeting with auto company CEOs. Pruitt is under the microscope for numerous alleged ethical lapses, including high travel expenses. He has also been criticized for authorizing more than 40-thousand dollars for a soundproof telephone booth in his office.

Henrietta Lacks Portrait To Hang In Smithsonian

Baltimore, MD – A portrait of Henrietta Lacks will soon hang in the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. The “Baltimore Sun” reports the painting will be installed next week. Lacks, who died of cervical cancer at Johns Hopkins University, had cancerous cells removed from her body without her consent. The research that followed led to the successful treatment of thousands of patients.

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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