D.C. officer fires shots at suspect
A D.C. police officer fired his gun at a woman who twice nearly ran into him with a vehicle on Georgia Avenue early Sunday morning, authorities said.
The incident started just before 3:20 a.m., when a vehicle traveling north on Georgia Avenue swerved toward an officer who was completing a call for service in the 6900 block of the road, police said. The 44-year-old officer, who has been on the police force for five years and is assigned to the 4th District, jumped out of the way, then got in his own cruiser and gave chase, authorities said.
In the 7000 block of Georgia Avenue, police said, the suspect stopped at a traffic light, and the officer got out of his cruiser and approached, police said. Police said the suspect ignored the officer’s “verbal compliance commands” and instead drove at him again. The officer fired at the suspect, police said, but no one was hit.
The suspect was finally arrested in the 9100 block of Georgia Avenue, after she had crossed into Montgomery County, police said. He is being held there as a fugitive from justice, and police did not release his name.
The officer suffered minor injuries, and he has been placed on routine, paid administrative leave, police said. They declined to release his name.
— Matt Zapotosky
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