LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) – A would-be robber was shot by an off-duty D.C. police officer outside his Temple Hills home in the pre-dawn hours of Sunday morning.

Shortly after 4:15 a.m., patrol officers responded to the 6000 block of Hope Drive. Once on scene, the patrol officers spoke with the homeowner.

The officer told the Prince George’s County authorities that he had just arrived home when he was approached by a female suspect. She was armed with a shotgun and made demands. He shot her and she fled into a nearby car and drove away from the scene.

A short time later, detectives were called to a local D.C. hospital for reports of a walk-in patient suffering gunshot wounds. Detectives linked the patient to the attempted robbery.

She is identified as 26-year-old Ashley Tomika McCrae, of the 3500 block of 6th Street in Southeast D.C.

McCrae’s weapon and the car used in the crime have been recovered. McCrae remains hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. The D.C. police officer was not injured.

McCrae will face charges related to the attempted armed robbery.

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