Police in Prince George’s Co. shot and killed a suspect, A family of 5 shot in a murder-suicide in Silver Spring,

Police in Prince George’s Co. shot & killed a suspect…

This morning’s shooting in Temple Hills by a Prince George’s Police Officer was fatal. The suspect was reportedly breaking into vehicles in the 3300 block of Huntley Square Drive when officers were called to the scene. 

The suspect ran from officers when they arrived. At one point one of the officers came in contact with the suspect and he ordered the suspect to come out and surrender. The man did not comply there was a struggle between the two. Another officer tried to use his taser but it didn’t work on him.  At some point the man pulled out a gun and he fought to keep him from shooting him. The officer said the weapon went off and the officer returned fired hitting and killing the suspect.  The officer was not injured.

A family of 5 shot in a murder-suicide in Silver Spring…

Montgomery County Police are still looking for clues to the overnight shooting of a family of five. The murder-suicide has claimed two victims. A 57-year-old and his 48-year-old wife are dead. Their three children who were also shot remain in critical condition.

Police say they were called to the home on Amberly Drive in Silver Spring just after midnight. Once there all five victims were found on the second floor of the home. One of the surviving victims is 22 years old and the other two children are young children. It is unclear what prompted the bloodshed. A weapon investigators believed was used in the shootings was removed from the scene. The victims have not been identified.

DC Leaders hold hearings to possible overturn Initiative 77

The controversial voter-approved Initiative 77 is the topic of hearing this morning in the District. At 11 this morning city leaders began a hearing into whether or not to overturn the bill. Initiative 77 which was approved in June during the primary allows the government to increase tipped workers pay to $15 an hour by 2025.

There are some concern since the bill was approved by voters about the long-term effects on workers and business owners alike. As it stands now tipped workers by $3.33 an hour plus tips. Hundreds for and against the controversial measure have signed up to testify during today’s hearing.

North Carolina braces for historic flooding by Florence…

Forecasters have downgraded Florence to a Tropical Depression but they warn that the danger for Carolina’s is far from over. North Carolina is now bracing for catastrophic flooding because of the heavy rain expected because of Florence. The region is already saturated from the rainfall from when the storm first hit last week.

Officials have the death toll at 17 the most recent victim was a baby in a trailer home that a tree fell on. There have been over 1,000 water rescues and over a half a million residents without power this morning. The White House says the President is monitoring the storm closely and that he will tour the region as soon as FEMA says that it is safe to do so will not affect rescue and recovery efforts.

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