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MetroAccess vehicle carjacked

5:45 p.m. Update: D.C. police have the suspect in custody, authorities said.

Original post: One person is dead and two people were injured Friday after a shooting in Northwest Washington.

The shooting, which appears to be a domestic incident, occurred in the 500 block of Madison Street NW.

After the shooting, the suspect carjacked a MetroAccess sedan carrying an adult female passenger in the 500 block of Shepherd Street NW before releasing her unharmed nearby but keeping the car, said police spokesman Officer Hugh Carew.

A helicopter has been called in to help with the search which began after the carjacking at 4 p.m. while the MetroAccess driver was outside of the sedan.

Police Chief Cathy Lanier says the MetroAccess vehicle is a two-tone, white-over-black 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis. The vehicle has 3910 on the back bumper, and has a D.C. license plate C71 165.

Metro referred all queries to D.C. police.

-- Clarence Williams and Mary Pat Flaherty

5:15 p.m. Update: District police are searching for a suspect who carjacked a MetroAccess sedan carrying an adult female passenger in the 500 block of Shepherd Street NW before releasing her unharmed nearby but keeping the car, said police spokesman Officer Hugh Carew.

A helicopter has been called in to help with the search which began after the carjacking at 4 p.m. while the MetroAccess driver was outside of the sedan described as a Mercury Grand Marquis.

Additional details about the passenger, driver and suspect were not immediately available, Carew said.

-- Mary Pat Flaherty

Original post: Metro officials are obtaining details on a report of a carjacking involving a MetroAccess vehicle with a passenger inside.

Police confirmed the incident and say the vehicle is a sedan, a Mercury Grand Marquis.

The news was first reported by TBD.

MetroAccess, a service that transports disabled passengers, is operated by a contractor for Metro, California-based MV Transportation.

-- Ann Scott Tyson and Mary Pat Flaherty


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By Michael Bolden  | October 29, 2010; 4:54 PM ET
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