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D.C. Man Found Dead in SE; Md. Gang Member Gets 4 Years in Shooting; Metro Track Work Means Delays This Weekend

Firefighters stand by with emergency equipment outside a home in the 3000 block of O Street NW in the District where they found a woman dead in a blaze about 4 p.m., fire officials say.
Firefighters stand by with emergency equipment outside a home in the 3000 block of O Street NW in the District where they found a woman dead in a blaze about 4 p.m., fire officials say. (By Bill O'leary -- The Washington Post)
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Saturday, October 3, 2009

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D.C. Man, 18, Is Found Fatally Shot in Southeast

D.C. police are investigating the death of an 18-year-old man who was shot early Friday.

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Police went to the area of 18th and P streets SE at 4:19 a.m. to investigate reported gunshots. They found Eddie R. Blocker, who had been shot several times, in the 1400 block of 18th Street SE.

Blocker, who lived in the 800 block of Kenilworth Avenue NE, was pronounced dead at the scene.

-- Theola Labbé-DeBose

Md. Gang Member, 19, Gets 4 Years in Shooting

A 19-year-old from District Heights was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison for trying to kill a member of a rival gang outside a nightclub last year, Prince George's State's Attorney Glenn F. Ivey said.

Circuit Court Judge Larnzell Martin Jr. sentenced Eric S. Chambers in connection with the Dec. 26 shooting, prosecutors said. Chambers shot Ronald L. Kenney, 19, in the stomach outside the CFE club in Forestville, said prosecutors.

Chambers is a member of the Hilltop Crew, which prosecutors said is a rival of the Walker Mill Crew. Members of the groups got into a fight at the club, according to prosecutors, and a member of the Hilltop Crew called Chambers at home.

Chambers went to the club, authorities said, shooting and wounding Kenney after another fight outside the nightspot.


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