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Oct 3, 201304:49 PM

Cheat Sheet: October 3, 2013

Shots fired near Capitol

A female driving a black sedan rammed a barricade near the White House today, stemming a chase that ended 16 blocks away. As a result, the woman (whose name has not been disclosed) was shot as she got out of her car, and the U.S. Capitol went on brief lockdown. The woman is believed to be dead, but a child with her was not injured. She had hit a squad car on Pennsylvania Avenue one block from the Capitol, injuring an officer, but she kept driving until she reached Maryland Avenue and 2nd Street NE near the Hart Senate Building, where the shooting occurred. It is thought that the confrontation was an isolated incident and not part of a larger threat. (Source)

Tropical Storm Karen gains strength

Tropical Storm Karen has strengthened a little and is moving toward the north-northwest near 12 mph. A turn toward the north and a decrease in forward speed are expected during the next 48 hours. The center of Karen is expected to approach the coast within the hurricane watch area on Saturday. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 65 mph with higher gusts, and with some additional strengthening, Karen is expected to be at or near hurricane strength on Friday. (Source)

One man shot; one held by victims in home invasion

A suspect was shot during a home invasion Wednesday night, and a second was held by residents until police arrived on Long Point Boulevard in Portsmouth. One of several residents inside the home pulled out a gun and fired after four armed, masked people entered shortly before 11 p.m. When officers arrived, they found a 29-year-old man who had been shot in the back. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition but is expected to recover. The other two suspects escaped, and the residents were unharmed. The 26-year-old suspect who was held by residents was charged with several felonies, including robbery, use of a firearm in a felony, breaking and entering and conspiracy to commit a felony. The suspect in the hospital also faces numerous charges. (Source)

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