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Man Who Shot at DC Police Also Suspect in Attempted Murder, Sexual Assault, and Arson

Richard Butler III;  Photo: Prince George's County Police

Richard Butler III; Photo: Prince George's County Police

Richard Butler III is a man well-known to authorities. On Wednesday, as Washington, D.C. police officers were patrolling the Southeast division of the city, they recognized him as having outstanding warrants in Prince George's County related to charges of attempted murder, sexual assault, and arson.

When the officers attempted to contact him, he fled on foot and a chase ensued. Butler allegedly pulled out a handgun and fired at the officers during the pursuit.

The officers returned fire; however, no one was injured. Butler was taken into custody and charged with assault on a police officer.

In addition to his most recent charges, Butler is accused of attempting to sexually assault a young woman on March 4 and then throwing an incendiary device into her home, causing a fire.

Days later, he allegedly stabbed his girlfriend multiple times before fleeing the scene. Now, thanks to the good work of the Washington, D.C. police department, he is in custody and off the street.

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DC Cops Make the Best of Winter Storm Jonas

Photo: Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images

Photo: Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images

Police and residents in Washington, D.C. did what they could to make the best of the historic snowfall brought to town by Winter Storm Jonas over the weekend. Snowfall totals reached between 18-24” inside the Capitol Beltway.

Officers began their shifts by doing something they're not used to doing...shoveling their patrol cars out of the snow. 

Later in the day, a video went viral on social media showing police officers and local children engaging in a game of pick-up football and elsewhere in the city an officer serenaded folks by amplifying the soundtrack to the Disney movie Frozen from his patrol vehicle. 

And it literally took an act of congress for children to be able to enjoy sledding down Capitol Hill along the west front of the Capitol building, which several did throughout the day.

Although Jonas brought a great deal of difficulty for many, with thousands in the area losing power and multiple deaths associated to the storm's extreme nature, some folks found a way to make the best of an otherwise harsh weekend.

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DC Police Shoot, Kill, Man Who Charged at Officer With Large Hunting Knife

A Washington, D.C. police officer shot and killed a man after the suspect, who was also described as being high on PCP, charged at him with a large hunting knife. 

The incident occurred on Thursday afternoon after police responded to a call of a man with a knife in Northeast DC. 

When an officer confronted the man and ordered him to drop his weapon, the man charged at the officer.

The officer fired once, striking the suspect. The suspect was taken to a local hospital, where he died of his injuries. 

Police sources told a local news outlet that the suspect, Darick Napper, 34, was high on PCP at the time of the assault and shooting. 

Incidentally, DC police officers were involved in another shooting of an individual under the influence of PCP in the same area last year.

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