Bicyclist hit in June dies of injuries

A bicyclist has died after being struck last month in the District by a vehicle that left the scene, D.C. police said.

Burgess Johnson, 53, of Southeast Washington, died Sunday of injuries suffered in the June 30 crash at 29th and Erie streets SE, police said.

They said Johnson went through a stop sign as he tried to turn onto Erie. He was struck by a vehicle whose driver checked on him and then left, police said.

Martin Weil

2 firefighters hurt while battling blaze

Two firefighters were injured while fighting a blaze at rowhouses in Northwest.

The two-alarm fire broke out about 1 a.m. Tuesday in the 200 block of Morgan Street NW near New York Avenue NW. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Dana Hedgpeth

Police: Babysitter left children unattended

A 30-year-old woman is on the run after she left a 2-year-old boy and a baby whom she was babysitting unattended outside their apartment in Dumfries, Va., police say.

Police in Prince William County said Amanda Sue Allen of Burbank Lane in Woodbridge is wanted on charges of felony child neglect. Just after noon Saturday in the 3500 block of Briarwood Drive, police officers investigated a report of child neglect. They found the boy and an 11-month-old girl unattended outside their apartment, police said. Officers found the babysitter asleep inside the children’s home.

At some point, Allen allegedly climbed out of a bedroom window and left the area, authorities said. The children were released into the custody of a family member.

Dana Hedgpeth

County will donate to support residents

Prince William County will donate $30,000 to support the legal efforts of residents fighting against a proposed Dominion Energy transmission route in the Haymarket area.

The residents are trying to persuade the Virginia State Corporation Commission, which regulates utilities, to reverse its decision last month to allow Dominion to build a six-mile transmission route along Carver Road to support a new computer data center complex.

Dominion officials have said that the extra capacity is also needed to address the increasing demand for power in the area.

Residents want the state to order Dominion to build a route along Interstate 66 with the lines partially buried — an option estimated to cost $167 million. The Carver Road route would cost about $62 million.

Antonio Olivo

Man found in pond, authorities say

The body of a Virginia man was found Monday night in a pond in Fairfax County, county police said.

The man was identified as Pedro Ramirez Matom, 28, of Centreville. Police said an autopsy would be conducted.

Martin Weil and

Justin Wm. Moyer

Sketch of slain man released to the public

Authorities are trying to identify a man who was found slain in a Riverdale roadway.

The man, Hispanic and 35 to 40 years old, was found shortly after 4 a.m. Sunday in the 6200 block of 60th Avenue.

A sketch showed that the man had facial hair and a mole on his chin. Police said there are no distinguishing marks or tattoos on his body.

Lynh Bui