Local Digest: Police arrest man in Brightwood Park shooting

March 10
THE DISTRICT
Police arrest a suspectin fatal NW shooting

District police on Monday arrested Corey Saxton, 20, in connection with last week’s shooting of a man who was found dead in the back seat of a car that had crashed on a residential street in Northwest Washington’s Brightwood Park.

Saxton of Northwest was charged with second-degree murder while armed. Police said he was arrested on a warrant about 6:15 a.m. He is charged with killing Roshaine Henry, 24, of no fixed address.

D.C. police released no additional details of the case. Henry was shot in the chest shortly before 8 p.m. on March 5 in the 1200 block of Madison Street NW. Police said Henry was in the back seat of a car whose driver sped away after the shooting, hitting several parked vehicles and overturning the car in the 900 block of Madison Street.

— Peter Hermann

MARYLAND
Information on dual enrollment at schools

Parents in Prince George’s County who are interested in enrolling their children in college-level courses are invited to attend two information sessions this week about the school system’s dual enrollment program.

The sessions are for parents of juniors and seniors who have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 and their principal’s approval. Students also must take a college placement exam to apply.

Under the program, students are enrolled simultaneously in high school and in state university or college courses. The tuition is paid for by the school system.

The meetings will be held Tuesday at Largo High School and Thursday at Oxon Hill High School. Both are scheduled to run from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

— Ovetta Wiggins

HHS inspector to look at health exchange

The inspector general for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services plans to review Maryland’s troubled online health insurance marketplace, according to a Republican congressman who called for an investigation into the tens of millions of dollars the state spent on the system, which has been marred with technical glitches and might soon be replaced or abandoned.

Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) received a letter from the Office of the Inspector General stating that a review of some sort would occur. Since then, aides said that Harris’s staff has been told that a review would begin promptly and would likely cover questions that Harris raised in his original request: how federal money was spent, how contractors were hired, who provided oversight and whether the federal government can recoup any of its money.

Donald White, a spokesman for the Office of the Inspector General, would not comment specifically on the call for a Maryland review. Joshua M. Sharfstein, Maryland’s secretary for health and mental hygiene, said Monday that he also could not comment on the matter.

— Jenna Johnson

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