Two men injured in separate shootings
Two men were shot and injured in separate shootings Monday afternoon in the District.
The first shooting occurred around 1:40 p.m. at the intersection of 19th and H streets in Northeast, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. Several people were seen fighting in the area before one man was shot, police said. The victim’s injuries were not considered life-threatening.
The second shooting was reported around 4:25 p.m. in the 1000 block of Mount Olivet Road in Northeast.
Police said an adult male was injured. Fire officials reported the man was shot multiple times and taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Police did not provide suspect descriptions for either shooting.
Mary Ayers-zander of College Park was sentenced Monday in federal court in the District. As part of her plea agreement, she will also have to pay back the money she stole.
Prosecutors said that from 2007 to 2011, Ayers-zander accessed taxpayer accounts and entered fraudulent changes that resulted in credits. The vast majority of the refunds the individuals were credited with went directly to Ayers-zander’s bank accounts.
In court documents, the men admit to stealing at least $445,000 since 2010. That amount could reach $600,000 as investigators continue to comb through various accounts, Assistant U.S. Attorney Chad Golder said.
Prosecutors began the investigation after getting reports that Haile, a Metro Transit Police officer, routinely pulled up in a Jaguar to a convenience store in Woodbridge with $500 bags of coins to buy lottery tickets. Mcdade worked as a “revenue collection technician” for Metro.
Investigators tracked the pair during their work shifts and observed them deviating from their normal route to hide bags of money in brush underneath an overpass in Alexandria. After leaving work, the men would return to pick up the money.
Asked by U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema, Mcdade said the money would occasionally be gone by the time they went to retrieve it. Mcdade occasionally played the lottery but more often put the money in his bank account or made purchases at home-improvement stores.
Haile admitted that he played the lottery on a massive scale and told Judge Brinkema he is now being treated for gambling addiction. From October through December, Haile spent $28,000 on lottery tickets at a single convenience store.