- The Washington Times - Saturday, January 20, 2007

MARYLAND

BURTONSVILLE

Teenager charged in police shooting

Montgomery County police yesterday charged a teenager in a shooting that killed a drug suspect and wounded a police detective.

Police say David Lee Cao, 17, of Burtonsville, faces attempted-murder, first-degree assault and handgun charges, as well as distribution of a dangerous substance.

The teen is being held at the Montgomery County Detention Center.

Police said Detective D.H. Oaks was sitting in an undercover vehicle at a park-and-ride lot when two teens approached him. Police said that during an attempted drug purchase, one of the teens got out of the car, drew a gun and shot the officer.

The assailant, identified as Marquies Dajour Timberlake, 16, of Burtonsville, was shot by another officer. He was taken to a hospital and later died.

Detective Oaks was treated and released from the hospital.

OXON HILL

Bridge construction to close Beltway

The Outer Loop of the Capital Beltway will be closed tonight as workers continue to dismantle sections of the old Woodrow Wilson Bridge.

Outer Loop lanes of Interstate 95 will be closed from 10 p.m. to as late as 5 a.m. tomorrow.

The closure affects all northbound lanes on the Maryland side of the bridge, while workers demolish the old Maryland Route 210 overpass. Transportation officials encourage drivers to find other routes. They say detours will be posted.

BALTIMORE

Thousands of students yet to be vaccinated

Maryland education officials say about 12,000 children are in danger of being turned away from school this week because they still haven’t gotten required vaccinations.

About half of those students are in Baltimore.

State regulations that were made final in 2005 require students through the ninth grade to be immunized against hepatitis B and chicken pox.

Greg Reed, program manager for the state health department’s Center for Immunization, says the regulation specifies that administrators have to send children home.

A Jan. 1 deadline passed with at least 25,000 students still needing to get their shots. But many school systems kept students in class for two more weeks because those who had an appointment for the shots could be exempted.

VIRGINIA

ARLINGTON

Falling limb kills tree trimmer

Arlington County police say a tree trimmer was killed Friday in the Dominion Hills neighborhood when a limb fell 70 feet after breaking from a tree during high winds and struck him.

Police say a seven-member crew of workers from Tyson’s Tree Service was trimming six large trees at about 10:15 a.m. behind a house at 1020 N. Montana St. Workers said a strong gust of wind blew and they heard a loud cracking sound.

A worker from Vienna was struck on the head when a branch broke from a tree that was not being trimmed. The man, who has not been identified, died at the scene.

From wire dispatches and staff reports

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