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One man died and two were critically wounded after a triple shooting late Saturday night in the 2500 block of Elvans Road SE. Police have identified the decedent as 50-year-old Thomas Stalling, but haven’t named a suspect.


  • More trouble for Metro: D.C.’s inspector general has filed a conflict-of-interest complaint against board chair Mortimer L. Downey, for allegedly profiting from Parsons Brickerhoff, an engineering firm. [Post]
  • The Justice Department awarded D.C. $1 million to expand its police body camera program. [City Desk]
  • Janet Hoy has died after a crash at First and H streets NW on Sept. 19. Three others were injured. [WUSA9]
  • The District may have undersold the land upon which an apartment complex in Shaw will be built. [Post]
  • Landmark Music Festival review: “It should have come off like clockwork. It didn’t always.” [Post]


  • Sake Sommeliers: D.C. is finally starting to take sake seriously, in part thanks to Certified Sake Advsiors.
  • Fig & Olive, Part II: A woman has filed the second lawsuit against the D.C. restaurant over salmonella.
  • Hey, Bei Bei: On Friday, first ladies Michelle Obama and Peng Liyuan (of China) announced the name of the National Zoo’s newest panda cub. Bei Bei, which won over Ping Ping, means “precious or treasure.”

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • District inspector general files an ethics complaint against Metro chairman. [Post]
  • Did Muriel Bowser get ripped off on the Florida Ave. Whole Foods deal? [Post]
  • Feds provide $1 million in body camera funding. [City Desk]
  • Post ed board: Wizards practice site deal is “lopsided.” [Post]
  • Post ed board gloomy about Metro. [Post]
  • David Grossorallies against Catholic Church sex abuse scandal. [WAMU]
  • LL reviews a Prince of Petworth diss track. [Arts Desk]

HOUSING COMPLEX, by Freddy Rodriguez

  • Metro will begin skipping the Stadium-Armory station during rush hour starting Tuesday. [Post] 
  • A new homeless shelter in Arlington is set to open this week despite protests. [DCist]
  • Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton wants to rename Rock Creek Park to Rock Creek National Park. [DCist]

ARTS DESK, by Freddy Rodriguez 

  • What happened to the theatre on Lafayette Square? [Post]
  • Meet the trumpeter who plays near NoMa metro station. [Hill Now]
  • Palestinian film and arts festival begins Oct. 1 [Jadaliyya]
YOUNG & Hungry, by Freddy Rodriguez 
  • A guide for Oktoberfest beer. [Washingtonian]
  • Cava Grill continues to grow and will open up locations in Los Angeles. [Eater]
  • Pre-Prohibition brewer will be reopened next year. [Hill Now]