Monday, April 13, 2009

US Park Police Officer Involved Shooting

On Monday April 13, 2009 at about 12:15pm, United States Park Police Officers were investigating a vehicle involved in a crime. This vehicle, with one occupant, the driver, failed to stop for the officers. A short vehicle pursuit, about two blocks, took place. The vehicle struck a fixed object on K Street at 2nd Street NE.

The officers attempted to apprehend the driver. These two officers were on foot after this crash. When they approached the suspect, the suspect drove forward and struck one officer with his car. The two officers fired their weapons. The suspect vehicle left the scene and stopped about a block away on 2nd Street south of K Street NE.

The suspect was apprehended.

The suspect was transported to Washington Hospital Center with what appears to be NON life threatening gunshot injuries.

The struck officer was transported to a local hospital with NON life threatening injuries.