THE DISTRICT
Police identify man fatally shot in Northeast

A man who was fatally shot Monday in Northeast Washington’s Grant Park neighborhood has been identified as a 51-year-old, according to D.C. police.

Reginald Parks, of Northeast, was struck multiple times and pronounced dead at a hospital shortly after the shooting, which occurred about 10:20 a.m. in the 300 block of 54th Street NE. The shooting occurred near Parks’s home.

No arrests have been made. Two men were seen running from the scene, but police did not have descriptions.

— Peter Hermann

D.C. police officer sticks head in hole to rescue dog

D.C. police officers went beyond their routine duties to rescue a dog, with one officer going as far as sticking his head inside a small hole.

A chihuahua named Max somehow got stuck in a hole near a building along Mount Pleasant Street and Park Road NW in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood — a hole five-feet deep. The officers came upon the scene on Saturday and called for help from a local humane rescue group, according to officials.

But the officers became worried about the dog’s health, so they took matters into their own hands with one lowering the other into the hole as he held on to his feet.

The dog — and the officers — were reported to be safe.

— Dana Hedgpeth

VIRGINIA
Police search for man masquerading as an officer

Prince William County police are searching for a man who pretended to be an officer and pulled over the driver of an SUV in Woodbridge, Va.

Police said the man was driving a white Silverado pickup truck about 10:30 p.m. Sunday when he turned on blue lights and signaled a driver near Prince William County Parkway and Reids Prospect Drive to pull over.

The driver of the SUV said the man told him he was an off-duty police officer. As the two were talking, a Prince William County police officer in a marked cruiser pulled up behind the truck and turned on his emergency lights.

As the officer walked toward the two vehicles, the suspect drove away. The officer followed the man, but when he came upon the pickup there was no one in it.

Police said they found that the Silverado had been stolen Saturday in Fairfax County.

Anyone who has information in the case is asked to call police at 703-792-6500.

— Dana Hedgpeth