WASHINGTON (DC News Now) — One man was in custody after a police shooting and a subsequent cruiser crash in Southeast on Thursday evening. One officer is also on administrative leave.
DC News Now partner DC Realtime News first reported the information regarding the events on the 3600 block of 6th St. SE.
Police responded to the area around 8:30 p.m. after several 911 calls about a man waving a gun. Police said the unidentified man approached a car with several people inside it. He then tried to enter it, and those inside got out of the car. That’s when police said the unidentified officer arrived on the scene.
“The officer ordered the suspect to drop the gun numerous times. The suspect did not comply,” said Assistant Chief Wilfredo Manlapz. “The officer discharged his weapon numerous times at the suspect. The suspect got in the car, and there was another discharge of the weapon by the suspect.”
Police said that nobody was injured in the shooting, but the suspect was taken to a nearby hospital for an evaluation after they took him into custody.
A police cruiser later crashed on Alabama Avenue and Hartford Street in Southeast while en route to the shooting investigation, police confirmed.
Five people were injured in the crash. There was no information provided about their current state.