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Posted at 3:35 PM ET, 09/13/2010

Armored car guard shot in SE D.C.

By Washington Post editors

This post has been updated.

An armored car guard was shot in the face Monday by a would-be robber outside a Popeyes fast-food restaurant in Southeast Washington, authorities said.

The incident occurred at mid-afternoon in the 600 block of Malcolm X Boulevard. A police spokesman said the assailant apparently fled with no money. A fire department spokesman said the wounded guard's partner drove him to a hospital in the armored car.

The victim's condition could not be immediately determined.

-- Paul Duggan

3:35 p.m.
Metropolitan Police officers are searching for a gunman who shot an armored car guard in Southeast D.C., WUSA 9 reports.

Police said the armored car was making a delivery and pickup at a Popeye's restaurant when a guard was fired upon.

The guard reportedly got back into the armored car and was taken to the United Medical Center on Southern Avenue.

Police have not said whether any money was taken.

By Washington Post editors  | September 13, 2010; 3:35 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC  
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Did the guard drop the fried chicken before the other guards could get it?

Posted by: cibor | September 13, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Check the police officers. No others are authorized to have a gun outside their homes in DC.

Posted by: tbailsh | September 13, 2010 7:46 PM | Report abuse

Another upsetting issue about this story is that the students from local schools were being dismissed at the very time of this incident. No teachers or students were notified prior to dismissal (at my school anyway) that any violent crime had occurred, nor that there was a gunmen at large just one block from where I teach YOUNG children. This is absolutely intolerable. If this were to occur in NW or NOVA, schools would have been on lockdown and teachers would have been informed!

Posted by: sedcteacher | September 13, 2010 9:27 PM | Report abuse

I am sure that I can speek for the Frederick group that our thoughts and prayers go out to to the guard, his family, friends and co-workers.

Posted by: silverstar282 | September 13, 2010 10:12 PM | Report abuse

Looks like a gray voter tried to celebrate too early by trying to get a wellfare payment from the armored truck.

Posted by: WhatBubble | September 13, 2010 10:18 PM | Report abuse

These guys don't get paid enough to put their lives on the line for someone elses money.

Posted by: jckdoors | September 14, 2010 8:52 AM | Report abuse

Thank and praise God that no children or teachers where hurt in this shooting. Stanton Elementary School is right next door to Popeyes.

I swear these criminals are really getting more blazing everyday in the daylight hours.

I say this one needs to be extremely alert and attentative when they walk into any type of establishment because you never know when something may pop off.

Posted by: msruby36 | September 14, 2010 10:37 AM | Report abuse

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