Motorist Kills Passenger, Self Near Quantico
A man stepped out of his car on the outskirts of Quantico Marine Corps Base yesterday, shot his female passenger and then fired at a Marine officer who was driving by before turning the gun on himself, Prince William County police said.
The victim and the gunman were taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital, where they were pronounced dead. The gunman was identified as Marvin C. Garcia, 21, of Alexandria, but the woman's identity was not released.
The gunman had fired several shots through the windshield of the Marine officer's vehicle, but the officer was not injured in the incident, which took place on Joplin Road about 9:45 a.m.
6 Seniors Charged in High School Rampage
Six Churchill High School seniors have been charged with breaking into the school in late May and causing an estimated $18,000 in damage, covering walls, floors, lockers and pictures with athletic field paint and smashing a trophy case.
Jon Bennett, Dean Comuntzis, Henry Gudelsky, Joshua Hedaya, Ian Parra and Rod Roudi, all 18, turned themselves in to police last week and have been charged with second-degree burglary, malicious destruction of property and theft in the May 28 incident.
"It was a senior prank gone crazed," said Assistant Principal Laura Hennessy. "Everyone was shocked. They're not the kind of kids I would have expected to do something like this."
The six had been at a party and were drinking when they allegedly broke into the school with keys that a student had borrowed from a teacher, said Detective Gary Eager of the Montgomery County police.
The six, all of whom are college-bound, were not allowed to march in graduation ceremonies or to attend the prom, but they will receive their high school diplomas, Hennessy said.
Phony Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charges
Paul C. Kurtz, the former Washington impresario and restaurant operator who was charged last year with illegally passing himself off as a lawyer, has pleaded guilty to four of 48 counts of fraud and misuse of a credit card, federal officials say.
Kurtz, 57, of Bethesda, who was briefly a co-owner of the legendary Cellar Door nightclub before it shut down in 1982, was charged last year by federal authorities in New York City with numerous instances of acting as a lawyer, even though he was not.
Kurtz was accused of representing "clients" in 14 federal criminal cases, five cases before the Immigration and Naturalization Service and even a case in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.
Kurtz, who served two sentences in federal prison in the 1980s on unrelated fraud charges, entered his plea last week in federal court in the Southern District of New York, according to the U.S. attorney there, Mary Jo White. He faces up to 10 years in prison on the credit card count and five years each on the others. Sentencing is Sept. 24.
Man Shot, Killed in Southeast Washington
A 23-year-old man died yesterday after he was shot several times in the 4800 block of Benning Road SE, police said.
Frank I. Odom, of the 4400 block of Falls Terrace SE, was taken to D.C. General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 4:21 a.m. Detectives had made no arrests as of late yesterday.
Police Probe Shooting Death in Northeast
A Northeast Washington man was found shot to death early Saturday in front of 330 Rhode Island Ave. NE, police said yesterday.
Police said Cornell Rogers, 31, of the 4200 block of Lane Place NE, died of gunshot wounds. Detectives have asked for anyone with information to call Crime Solvers at 202-727-4505.