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DC Police release surveillance video that may be connected to Eastern Market assault

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D.C. Police have just released surveillance video that may be related to a robbery and assault of a young husband and father from Capitol Hill on August 18.

TC Maslin was found unconscious on the front porch of a home near Eastern Market. Right now, that father of a 21-month-old boy is fighting for his life.

Police say Maslin was severely beaten walking home after a night at a Nationals game and a late night snack with friends on Pennsylvania Avenue at the Tune Inn Restaurant.

Police say Maslin was found on a porch of a home along the 700 block of North Carolina Drive in Southeast D.C.

On Tuesday, police released surveillance video shot shortly after the attack. Investigators need help identifying the car and the three people inside it. Police say they were attempting to use Maslin's credit card at the Exxon gas station on Pennsylvania Avenue right after the assault.

For the first time, Maslin's wife, Abby, is speaking out.

"This will happen again if we don't find out who's responsible here, whether it's one person or a group of people," said Abby Maslin. "So it is crucial, it's absolutely critical that people watch the video and that we figure out who is responsible for this."

It has been 10 days since the attack and Abby Maslin says he is starting to improve, responding to messages written on a whiteboard. On Monday night, he was able to give a thumbs up.

On Tuesday night, dozens of Capitol Hill residents gathered for a public safety meeting to hear from D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier and other officials about the violent crime against TC Maslin and a robbery crime spike citywide.

Lanier told the crowd there is no piece of information that is too small when it comes to the gas station surveillance video.

Lanier also pointed to what she described as a bigger problem when it comes to street crimes. She said cell phones are stolen in about 40 percent of the recent robberies and are able to be sold and used again. But starting in October, the FCC will require cell phone companies to disable phones that are reported stolen and Lanier is credited with spearheading that effort.


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