D.C. Police Officer Struck by a Car During Arrest Attempt
LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC/AP)– A D.C. police officer was struck by a stolen vehicle Saturday night, and a second officer on the scene fired his gun and hit a teenager inside the car.
The officer is the second District cop to be hit by a car in less than a week.
Police had been pursuing the vehicle and the officer was approaching it on foot while it was stuck in traffic on Route 295 in Northeast. At that point, the driver of the vehicle veered toward him, authorities say.
The officer was able to jump over a nearby guardrail and, as a result, was only grazed by the car. He suffered just a minor injury to his shoulder. A second officer opened fire.
The car drove off but stopped less than a mile away and police took the teenagers — one female and two males — into custody. One of the teens had a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. The suspect has been treated and is now back in police custody.
Three people were also arrested in the case of the D.C. officer who was struck earlier in the week.
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