Monday, June 18, 2007


2 Killed in Separate Shootings

Two District men were fatally shot in separate incidents over the weekend.

The first shooting occurred about 11:30 p.m. Saturday in the 800 block of Southern Avenue SE. Police said the body of Roland Brooks, 26, of the 3500 block of Sixth Street SE was found with a gunshot wound. Brooks was pronounced dead at the scene.

The second incident occurred about 12:30 a.m. yesterday. Police received reports of gunfire in the 3500 block of 22nd Street SE and found Michael Williams, 18, with a gunshot wound to the head. Williams, of the 2800 block of Myrtle Avenue NE, was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead shortly afterward.

-- Candace Rondeaux


Webb Says Gun Aide Had Is His

Sen. James Webb (D-Va.) said he owns the gun that an aide was arrested for carrying into the U.S. Capitol complex in March.

"It's my gun," Webb told the Richmond Times-Dispatch last week.

Webb previously had refused to say whether the gun was his. The Washington Post reported at the time of the incident that the aide, Phillip Thompson, told authorities that the weapon belonged to Webb.

Thompson was arrested on an illegal handgun charge when he carried the loaded pistol and two other loaded magazines in a briefcase into the Russell Senate Office Building. A federal prosecutor later dropped the charge.

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