MPD in Pursuit of Gunman Following Brazen Attack on Officers!
Investigators from the Metropolitan Police Department are looking into a shooting that happened in Southeast on Friday night involving an officer.
The incident occurred in Southeast, in the 3400 block of 13th Place. According to the officers, they arrived on the scene at 9:35 p.m.
In a video posted during the early hours of Saturday morning on social media, Acting Chief Pamela Smith said, “Our officers began canvassing the rear of the apartment building, and as they were canvassing the parking lot, a male suspect wearing a white T-shirt, black bottoms, [with] long hair roughly around shoulder length began firing at our officers.”
“As our officers began to return fire, the suspect retreated into the building,” she added.
There were no reported injuries.
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The 3400 block of 13th Place at Congress Street, Southeast, has seen road barriers as a result of the event. Additionally closed, according to officials, are the 3300 and 3500 blocks of 13th Street, Southeast, which run between Savannah Street and Mississippi Avenue, Southeast.
“It is times like these that are very frustrating for our officers. We are very fortunate that none of our officers were injured tonight,” Smith said.
Additionally, bus service along Congress and 13th streets has been rerouted after notification to Metro officials.
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In accordance with MPD policy, the involved MPD members have been placed on administrative leave. Reviewing body-worn camera footage from this event is ongoing.
The suspect is visible in the images below, which were taken by a nearby public safety camera: