D.C. officer injured in pursuit
A D.C. police officer suffered a dislocated ankle Thursday evening in Oxon Hill while apprehending four teenagers after officers followed an SUV into Prince George's County, officials said.
Vice officers were patrolling near Southern Avenue and Wheeler Road in the District about 6:30 p.m., when they spotted a Dodge Durango speeding and driving erratically, said Capt. Byron Hope, of the 7th police district.
The officers were in an unmarked cruiser and could not stop the vehicle. But they followed the car into Prince George’s County to get a license-plate number, Hope said.
The SUV lost control in the 4600 block of Wheeler Road in Oxon Hill and went down a ravine, Hope said. Four teenage boys bailed out of the vehicle, but the D.C. officers apprehended them. In the process, a D.C. officer slipped and dislocated an ankle.
Upon further investigation, D.C. police learned the Dodge had been stolen, Hope said. The teens were placed in the custody of Prince George’s County police.
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