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Three struck by car near NW bus stop

Two adults and a child standing near a bus stop in Northwest Washington were struck by a vehicle that was driven onto a sidewalk, according to D.C. police and Metro officials.

At least one of the victims was in serious condition at a hospital; officials said the child was hospitalized with a foot injury.

According to authorities, a Metrobus was at a stop when a vehicle heading north on Georgia Avenue near Butternut Street NW came up on the sidewalk and struck the pedestrians.

The vehicle then reentered the road and hit a vehicle before coming to a stop, said Dan Stessel, a Metro spokesman. Stessel could not say whether the pedestrians who were struck were waiting to board the bus. The incident is under investigation, officials said.

— Peter Hermann

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Arrest in 2012 stabbing death of shop manager

D.C. police on Tuesday arrested a suspect in the July 2012 stabbing death of a taxi repair shop manager killed during a robbery of the shop, a block from Nationals Park in Southwest Washington.

Darryl Matthews, 29, of Southwest was charged with second-degree murder while armed in the July 19 attack. He could be arraigned in D.C. Superior Court on Wednesday.

Hayes Osei Dennis, 60, of Fort Washington was killed during a robbery of the Gold Star Cab shop on Q Street SW.

Dennis was closing the shop to head home to dinner with his wife and brother-in-law, who was to fly back to his native Ghana the next day. The shop’s owner said that a man with a knife confronted Dennis, stole $20 and stabbed him.

— Peter Hermann

MARYLAND

Man charged in roommate’s beating death

Prince George’s County police have charged a 62-year-old man with beating to death his roommate in Capitol Heights after an argument over rent money, authorities said.

Luke Osei-Kwame was charged last week with first-degree murder and related counts in the slaying of 59-year-old Anthony Taylor, authorities said. Police said Osei-Kwame attacked Taylor with a wooden club on March 18 after the two men got into an argument. The two shared a home in the 1100 block of Adeline Way, where the fight occurred, police said.

Police said Taylor died of his injuries March 20; Osei-Kwame was charged that day.

— Matt Zapotosky

Man wanted in 2010 slaying is arrested

A fugitive wanted in connection with a 2010slaying in Montgomery County was arrested in Knoxville, Tenn., authorities said Tuesday. Tyshon Jones was apprehended Sunday on charges of assault and disorderly conduct, according to Montgomery County police. He was being held in Tennessee on Tuesday.

Montgomery police said Jones shot Julian Kelly, 27, in the 14000 block of Castle Boulevard on Aug. 21, 2010. Police earlier had arrested three others who they said were also involved in assaulting Kelly, officials said.

— Dan Morse

WSSC repairing new water main leak

Utility crews have located a leak in a pipeline connected to a water main that exploded last week in Chevy Chase.

The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission said Monday that the new leak was reported Monday afternoon in a wooded area near the 3200 block of Coquelin Terrace in Chevy Chase, about a mile from the site of last week’s massive break.

Crews isolated a portion of the 54-inch pipe and shut it down Monday night without causing service interruptions.

On Tuesday, workers found the source of the leak; a contractor will make the repairs, WSSC spokesman I.J. Hudson said.

— Luz Lazo

VIRGINIA

Death on cruise ship called suspicious

The woman who died aboard a cruise ship that originated in Baltimore was 64 years old and from Virginia, the FBI said Tuesday, as the agency continued to investigate her death as “suspicious.”

The passenger, from Midlothian, Va., was found dead in her cabin aboard Royal Caribbean’s Enchantment of the Seas on Sunday. She was on a six-night, seven-day Bahamas cruise that left Baltimore on March 18, the FBI said.

The woman was unresponsive when her husband discovered her on Sunday, and FBI officials think the death occurred off the coast of North Carolina, Wolf said.

— Baltimore Sun

 
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