A 911 operator in the District mistakenly sent an ambulance to the wrong address last weekend, forcing a mother to take her 2-year-old son to the hospital for treatment of an asthma attack.
Alan Etter, spokesman for the D.C. 911 office, said the woman provided the operator with a correct address on Galveston Street SW. The operator typed in “Galveston Place,” about two blocks away. A crew went to Galveston Place, found nothing and returned to their fire station.
Etter said the operator should have stayed on the phone with the woman until the fire department arrived and also should have called her back when the patient was not located.
The child was successfully treated.
— Peter Hermann
Police in Prince George’s County have charged a 30-year-old man in the fatal shooting of a woman on her way to work this month in Capitol Heights.
Christopher Carl Green, of no fixed address, shot and killed Jan Cotto, 51, about 11 p.m. April 6, police said. Cotto was walking near her home in the 200 block of Zelma Avenue.
Detectives said she may have been walking to a Metro station to go to work.
Green and Cotto knew each other, police said.
Green is charged with first- and second-degree murder and other offenses.
— Dana Hedgpeth
Authorities say a Frostburg State University student from Silver Spring drank heavily at an off-campus party before he fell from a sixth-floor dormitory window and was seriously injured.
The Allegany County Combined Criminal Investigation Unit said in a statement Wednesday that no foul play was involved.
Officials say friends escorted 19-year-old Orion Belete of Silver Spring from the party to his dorm room. Officials say surveillance video shows Belete was alone at the time of the fall, and he confirmed that no one else was involved.
Officials say Belete was found unconscious behind Westminster Hall on April 10 and taken to a hospital. He was later flown to a Baltimore hospital, where he is being treated.
— Associated Press
An Alexandria woman pleaded guilty Thursday to involuntary manslaughter in connection with a 2016 fatal collision, officials said.
The woman, Kyeshia Arrington, 25, also pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol in the incident. Her vehicle struck Peter Palm, 62, as he was crossing the road in the 200 block of North Henry Street in Alexandria. Palm died of his injuries a month later.
Arrington’s sentencing is scheduled for July 13. She faces up to 10 years for involuntary manslaughter and one year for driving under the influence.
— Victoria St. Martin