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Cheat Sheet: September 17, 2013

Gunman and 12 victims killed in shooting at DC Navy Yard

The gunman in yesterday’s shooting has been identified as Aaron, Alexis, 34, who was a former Navy reservist. Alexis killed at least 12 people in a mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard just after 8 a.m. Police officers exchanged fire with Alexis and shot him to death. Officials said Alexis drove a rental car to the base and entered using his access as a contractor and shot an officer and one other person outside the Sea Systems Command headquarters. Inside, he made his way to a floor overlooking an atrium and took aim at employees eating breakfast below. Three weapons were found on Alexis: an AR-15 assault rifle, a shotgun and a semiautomatic pistol. Officials said they were still searching for a motive. (Source)

Man charged in shooting at Jason’s Deli in Virginia Beach

Police have charged Reginald Whidbee Jr., 32, in a shooting Sunday afternoon outside the Jason’s Deli near Pembroke Mall. Police said there was a dispute among several people that continued to the outside patio. During the argument, a man was shot and the person with the gun ran away. Whidbee was charged with malicious wounding, use of a firearm in a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. (Source)

Portsmouth restaurant owner sentenced for cocaine

Eric Brinkley Jr., 29, the owner of Krush—A Southern Bistro, was sentenced today to more than seven years in federal prison for selling more than $600,000 of cocaine. The Booker T. Washington High School alumnus went from washing dishes to running a kitchen in just six years and opened his own restaurant in 2011. Brinkley, also known as “Chef E,” pleaded guilty in May to conspiracy to distribute cocaine. According to court documents, he purchased more than 66 pounds of the drug between 2009 and 2012 with the intention of dealing it on the streets of Portsmouth. (Source)

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