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The Blotter: Fiery crash kills one, injures police officer; police arrest illegal immigrant wanted for kidnapping, attempted murder; former Northwest D.C. man pleads guilty to embezzlement

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1 dead, police officer injured after fiery crash

One person is dead after a fiery crash, officials said, and a Prince George's County police officer who tried to rescue the victim was injured.

About 12:40 p.m. Monday, police were called to a crash at Martin Luther King Highway at Whitfield Chapel Road. One vehicle had crashed and burst into flames, police said.

Police tried to get the victim out of the car, and one officer sustained injuries in the process. The officer was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police spokesman Cpl. Clinton Copeland said.

The vehicle's occupant was pronounced dead at the scene. Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Illegal immigrant captured in kidnapping, attempted murder

An illegal immigrant who is wanted in El Salvador for kidnapping and attempted murder has been arrested outside his Manassas home, authorities said.

Melvin Noe Sanchez-Izaguirre, 34, was apprehended Friday by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. He will remain in ICE custody pending removal proceedings and a final order by an immigration judge, according to ICE officials.

ICE had caught Sanchez in 2012, but officers removed him to Honduras at the time because they did not know about another citizenship he had in El Salvador, and the warrant there.

ICE officers determined that Sanchez was back in the United States, living in Manassas.

Man pleads to embezzling from D.C. law firm

A former Northwest D.C. man pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $730,000 from a Washington law firm.

William B. McNichols, 48, agreed to pay restitution and faces a maximum of 20 years in prison.

Prosecutors said McNichols, now of Connecticut, was the finance and business manager at Trister, Ross, Schadler & Gold. McNichols gave himself excess salary payments and issued himself unauthorized checks to pay personal credit card bills.

- Naomi Jagoda & Scott McCabe

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