Manhunt for a cop-shooter


Streets were closed Wednesday morning as police investigate a shooting near Pennsylvania and Southern avenues SE in Washington. (Peter Hermann/The Washington Post)

An off-duty D.C. police detective was shot multiple times early Wednesday morning near the intersection of Pennsylvania and Southern avenues SE, the Post’s Peter Hermann and Victoria St. Martin report. The unidentified detective, Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier said, is in stable condition following surgery; one arrest has been made, but police are searching the District and Prince George’s County seeking several additional suspects. The incident appeared to have been an attempted carjacking, Lanier said, but details remain sketchy. The detective is the first D.C. cop to be shot since last year’s Navy Yard shootout.

In other news:

Michelle (Rhee) Johnson is reportedly ready to step down as chief executive of StudentsFirst (HuffPo)

Minimum-wage report ordered by Vince Gray finds big hike won’t be a game-changer (DofDWAMU-FMHousing Complex)

Don’t expect the higher wage to make housing any more affordable (Housing Complex)

More on the latest campaign finance reports (Loose LipsLoose LipsWAMU-FMAP)

Faith, now 90, talks about her latest mayoral run and her “arts around the clock” platform (Express)

Tattoo artists still hate the city’s revised body art regulations (DofD)

Despite stay of court ruling, Ron Machen is no longer charging gun carry offenses (AP)

Feds pull grant from high-profile Head Start center near Logan Circle (Post)

Why Virginia and Maryland should follow D.C.’s lead and ditch sales tax holidays (Post editorial)

The libertarian case for tiny houses (ReasonHousing Complex)

“Courtesy drivers” or illegal taxicabs? (WJLA-TV)

Ron Linton: The big problem with Uber and Lyft is illegal street hails (Post letter)

AFSCME gives Muriel Bowser its nod (DCist)

More on Bowser’s promised stint as a hotel housekeeper (WRC-TV)

Principal fired for fake credentials had worked in DCPS, charter schools (Post)

New views of proposed McMillan development (UrbanTurf)

“Intrastate” crowdfunding might not appeal to many D.C. startups (WBJ)

Virginia dermatologist who had D.C. office is indicted for fraud (Post)

D.C. Health Link debuts app for small businesses (WBJ)

Capital Bikeshare finally has keys again (City Desk)

Muriel Bowser’s brother Marvin competed in the Gay Games (@MurielBowser)

New M Street NW strip club will feature “house-made small plates” (City Desk)

Mike DeBonis covers local politics and government for The Washington Post. He also writes a blog and a political analysis column that runs on Fridays.
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