One Dead, Officer Injured in Shooting in Southeast
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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — One person was killed and a police officer was injured during a police-involved shooting in Southeast D.C. on Wednesday afternoon.
D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said three D.C. police officers responded to a carjacking at about 2:15 p.m. in Southwest D.C. The officers were led by the black Pontiac Trans Am to Barnaby Street in Southeast, when a suspect got out of the car and exchanged gunfire with police, Lanier said.
One officer was grazed by a bullet in the head and transported to MedStar Washington Hospital where he is in stable condition. The suspect was transported to Prince George’s Hospital Center where he later died, police said.
A neighbor who was home during the shootout told WNEW’s Kevin Rincon that there were four to five shots fired, but they didn’t know who fired shots first.
Police closed off a two-block section of Barnaby Street to investigate the shooting.
Less than an hour earlier, police said another officer-involved shooting took place in Northeast when an off-duty officer interrupted an armed robbery at 34th Street and Baker Street.
Police said shots were fired at the scene before multiple suspects fled the scene in a green Honda Accord with Maryland tags.
No injuries were reported and the suspects are still at-large, police said.
Police don’t believe the two incidents are related.