The victim suffered minor injuries during a celebratory time in the city — the National Cherry Blossom Festival.
The robbery was the first reported violent crime on the National Mall in years. A robbery involving a gun occurred 2 1/2 years ago, but only minor cases involving property have been reported until Monday afternoon’s assault, police said.
DYRS official injured in shooting
Jeff McInnis, chief of the Detained Services Administration at the D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services, is recovering from a gunshot wound sustained during a suspected robbery more than a week ago, DYRS said in a memo to staff employees.
The memo from interim DYRS Director Neil Stanley said Mr. McInnis was shot in the arm and that the Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the matter.
“In spite of this difficult situation, Jeffs injuries are not life threatening and he is recuperating at home with the support of his family and loved ones,” the memo said.
No suspects in the McInnis shooting have yet been identified.
— Jeffrey Anderson
County proposes Metro station names
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday recommended eight Dulles rail extension station names to be sent for approval by Metro’s Board of Directors.
Fairfax County officials say the proposed names for the stations are Tysons-McLean, Tysons I & II, Tysons Central, Tysons-Spring Hill Rd., Reston-Wiehle Ave., Reston Town Center, Herndon-Reston West, and Herndon-Dulles East.
The 23-mile line will connect Tysons and Washington Dulles International Airport to areas inside the Capital Beltway.