Suspected Shoplifter Shot And Killed In Seat Pleasant, DC Council Approved “Hidden Figures Way”

Suspected shoplifter shot and killed in Seat Pleasant…

Police are still looking into Wednesday’s fatal shooting of a suspect shoplifter. The incident happened around 2:30 in the afternoon at the Discount Mart in the 400 block of Eastern Avenue.

The store manager who had a proper license to carry a weapon and the suspected shoplifter has not been identified. Investigators are reviewing security tape to see if the shooting was justified.

DC Council approved “Hidden Figures Way”…

The DC City Council voted yesterday and approved a bill to rename a street in front of NASA’s Headquarters Hidden Figures Way.

The street is in honor of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson. They are the three African American scientists and mathematicians who made historic contributions to space travel in the 1900s.

The women were immortalized in the hit movie “Hidden Figures”. The council will review the bill and a final vote will be made in the next two weeks before going to the Mayor for her signature.

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