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Montgomery County police identify officer involved in fatal shooting at bank

Officer involved in fatal shooting ID’d

Montgomery County police identified the officer who fatally shot a 54-year-old man reportedly armed with a knife inside a bank in Silver Spring. The officer, Michael Damskey, has been with the department for less than a year, police said.

Shortly before noon Tuesday, Damskey and another officer responded to a trespassing call at the Capital One Bank branch in the 8700 block of Arliss Street. Inside, they found Donovan Bayton acting erratically. “Bayton failed to respond to officers’ instructions and displayed a knife which threatened the safety of bank employees, citizens within the bank and the officers,” police said in a statement. “A shot was fired after the officers’ initial attempts to de-escalate the situation were unsuccessful.”

Police said they recovered two knives at the scene. Damskey and the other officer have been placed on paid administrative leave pending the results of an investigation, as is standard procedure, police said.

— Dan Morse

Hospital worker pleads guilty to rape

A hospital worker in Arlington County pleaded guilty Wednesday to raping a patient in the emergency department at Virginia Hospital Center.

A 37-year-old woman was out drinking with a friend in Arlington on the night of Jan. 12, Commonwealth’s Attorney Theo Stamos said in circuit court. Leaving the bar, she fell down from intoxication, and medics were called to take her to the emergency room. Though her memory is spotty, Stamos said, the victim remembered getting a CT scan and then discovering “someone was having sexual intercourse with her.”

The technician, Roy Anthony Jones, 30, of the District, is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 24.

— Rachel Weiner

Old Dominion Boat Club agrees to move

Members of Alexandria’s Old Dominion Boat Club, whose headquarters has anchored King Street at the Potomac River since the 1920s, gave final approval to sell their property and adjoining parking lot to the city for $5 million and rebuild in the nearby Beachcombers building.

The city has long sought to move at least the parking lot to make the river more accessible to visitors and residents who come down King Stree tas well as create continuous public access to the river in Old Town.

— Patricia Sullivan


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