Security guards fired

at man, police say

Two security guards shot at a man Monday at an apartment complex in the Washington Highlands neighborhood of Southeast, a D.C. police spokesman said.

About two hours later, a man walked into a hospital with a graze wound. Police said they are trying to determine whether that man was the person at the apartment complex.

The incident occurred about 9:15 p.m. in the 800 block of Barnaby Street SE. Police did not say why the guards fired. The guards were put on administrative leave.

The guards known as special police officers are licensed by the D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, in conjunction with police.

Police declined to identify the guards. A spokesman for the regulatory affairs office, Jonathan Khul, said he needed their names to say where they were assigned or which entity employed them.

— Peter Hermann

Shooting at apartment

leaves SE man dead

A man was fatally shot Monday night near the Barry Farm neighborhood in Southeast, D.C. police said.

Devin Dwayne Smith, 20, of Southeast died at a hospital after the shooting in the 2400 block of Elvans Road, police said.

— Peter Hermann

Council aide loses job

after gun incident

A D.C. Council member announced the dismissal of an aide who was charged over the weekend with firing a gun outside a pop-up marijuana market in Northeast.

“DaVon Fuller’s employment with our office has been terminated,” Brianne K. Nadeau (D-Ward 1) said in a tweet.

Fuller was arrested Saturday and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon in connection with an Aug. 3 incident, authorities said. No injuries were reported. Fuller’s attorney said he fired in self-defense during an attempted robbery.

— Peter Hermann

Police make arrest

in killing of Md. man

D.C. police said they have arrested a suspect in a fatal Aug. 3 shooting of a Maryland man this month in the 1500 block of North Capitol Street NE.

They said Meisha Hines, 23, of Northeast was charged with first-degree murder while armed.

Police identified the victim as Wendell Youngblood, 46, of Baltimore.

— Peter Hermann


Va. man pleads guilty

in license scheme

A Virginia man faces up to 15 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to collecting cash from undocumented immigrants to help them obtain fraudulent driver’s licenses, according to federal prosecutors.

Warner Antonio Portillo, 34, pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiracy to produce and transfer Maryland driver’s licenses without legal authority, according to a statement from the office of the U.S. attorney in Maryland.

From July 2015 to March 2016, Portillo conspired with two Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration employees to help those who paid him between $800 and $5,000 obtain phony licenses, federal prosecutors said.

Those who paid Portillo were undocumented immigrants or others who were unable to obtain driver’s licenses legally, prosecutors said.

Portillo drove applicants to the licensing agency in Largo and directed them to the two employees involved in the scheme.

Those employees then produced the licenses using fraudulent documentation and received $500 and $1,000 in bribes for each of the approximately 276 fraudulent licenses issued, prosecutors said.

An attorney for Portillo could not be reached.

— Lynh Bui