Bicyclist dies after crash in D.C.; Victim of fatal shooting identified

May 18, 2013
THE DISTRICT
Bicyclist dies after Thursday crash

A bicyclist who was struck by a car in the U Street NW corridor Thursday has died, District police said Saturday.

Police said Andre Brands, 50, was riding south on 11th Street NW about 10 a.m. when he entered the intersection with U Street and was struck.

— Maria Glod

Victim of fatal shooting identified

The man fatally shot Thursday in Southeast Washington was identified by police Saturday as Charles Garris, 28, of Southwest.

He was found in an apartment in the 1200 block of Talbert Street SE, police said.

— Michael Alison Chandler

MARYLAND
Pedestrian struck
in Montgomery dies

A woman walking on the raised median of a busy road in Montgomery County was killed last week when a collision knocked a vehicle onto the curb, county police said.

Police said Mary Josephine Fish, 52, of Beltsville was hit Thursday on the median of Veirs Mill Road near Georgia Avenue in Wheaton.

She died of her injuries Friday at a hospital, they said.

Police said a car and a van were going south on Veirs Mill about 9 a.m. when the driver of the car made a lane change from the middle to the left just before the intersection with Georgia.

The car hit a van that was in the left lane, and the impact knocked the van over the curb and onto the median, where the woman was struck, police said.

— Martin Weil

VIRGINIA
Arson suspects found competent for trial

Two people suspected of setting a string of fires on Virginia’s Eastern Shore have been found competent to stand trial.

The conclusion followed a court-ordered psychological evaluation of Charles R. Smith II and Tonya Bundick, authorities said.

— Associated Press

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