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Man guilty of child abuse
A D.C. jury found a 24-year-old man guilty of first-degree cruelty to a child for beating and nearly killing a 2-year-old boy he was supposed to be watching. Timothy Lloyd, 24, had been caring for the boy while staying at a residence on Tiller Court Southwest, within Bolling Air Force Base.
On Dec. 16, the child was rushed to Children’s National Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.
The boy was unconscious, and described by doctors as being “one step away from death,” prosecutors said. Surgeons removed part of the boy’s skull to save his life. During the trial, the boy’s mother said that he has physically recovered from the many injuries.

SUV driven into river
Rescue crews pulled a woman from the Anacostia River after she drove her sport utility vehicle off a road into the murky waters Thursday. The incident happened about 2 p.m. between the Navy Yard and the South Capitol Street Bridge, said D.C. fire and rescue spokesman Pete Piringer. D.C. police harbor patrol retrieved the woman from the water, and passed her on to paramedics on a fire boat that took her to shore to an awaiting ambulance.
The woman, who appeared to be middle-aged, was taken to a hospital in serious condition. The SUV floated to the middle of the channel and sank.
Dive crews searched to confirm there were no other passengers.

Shots fired at P.G. officer
Prince George’s County police are searching for the men who shot at an officer who had responded to a home invasion. Officers were called to the 4900 block of 56th Avenue around 11:20 a.m. Thursday, said police spokeswoman Cpl. Erica Johnson.
Shortly after noon, police spotted a vehicle matching the description from that incident, and attempted to stop the vehicle. A man fired at the officer, who did not fire back, Johnson said. The officer was not injured.
The men fled into D.C. and the vehicle was recovered near 30th Street and Otis Place NE. – Compiled by Scott McCabe and Emily Babay

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