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DISTRICT BRIEFING

-- Martin Weil

NORTHWEST

Man Found Slain on Second Street

A man was fatally shot late Monday in the 2200 block of Second Street NW, D.C. police said yesterday. Oscar W. Powell, 34, of the 5300 block of North Capitol Street was found about 10:20 p.m. with multiple gunshot wounds, police said. Authorities urged anyone with information to call detectives at 202-727-9099.

SUPERIOR COURT

Capitol Heights Man Guilty of Assault on Prostitute

A Capitol Heights man was convicted Monday in D.C. Superior Court of sexually assaulting a prostitute at gunpoint.

A jury found Colin L. Hatch, 23, guilty of pulling out a .45-caliber handgun and forcing the prostitute to have sex after he picked her up in downtown Washington. According to prosecutors, on Nov. 17, 2007, Hatch pointed the handgun at the prostitute's head and told her that he would not pay her for sex. The victim later saw Hatch riding around the area and contacted the police. Hatch will be sentenced Sept. 26.

-- Keith L. Alexander


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