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Shots Fired Close To Columbia Heights Metro Station


This comes to us from MPD:

This morning, a 17 year-old juvenile male attempted to rob a citizen at gunpoint in the 1300 block of Harvard Street, NW.


The suspect tried to snatch the complainant's purse but failed. He then fled the scene on foot. A witness that had observed the attack followed the suspect to the 1400 block of Columbia Road.


The witness observed 2 Special Police Officers walking in the block and alerted them to the armed robbery suspect. The SPOs approached the suspect and ordered him to the ground. Instead, the suspect reached for his waistband.


One of the SPOs drew his weapon and fired at the suspect. The shot did not take effect.


The suspect continued to flee but was apprehended a short distance away at 14th & Irving Streets by the SPOs and an off-duty MPD officer.


Due to the seriousness of the offenses, the suspect is being charged as an adult.


The police department is asking anyone who may have witnessed or has information concerning these events to call (202) 727-9099.


More info on the incident from our reports earlier today:

When I went over to Columbia Heights at around 11 a.m., MPD was not answering any questions about the incident, and had cleared the scene. We did get to speak with a friend of the person who was shot at, who asked to remain anonymous.

Read his whole interview here:

“When he was just walking across the street, a man had pointed him out, saying that he just robbed somebody.  So the security started chasing him, fired a shot at him, then they fired another shot and he laid on the ground, security got over top of him, and the police all came....The security shot at my man…for nothing.  They said he was reaching (for a gun), but he wasn’t reaching for nothing.  Somebody got robbed on (nearby), and they thought it was him.  So they started chasing him, and fired two shots at him."

“They locked him up…and (he didn’t rob anybody), not that I know of....I was mad.  That’s my man and he didn’t even do @%^&, what the @#%^ are you shooting at him for?"