MPD Officer Stabbed, Suspect Fatally Shot | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

MPD Officer Stabbed, Suspect Fatally Shot

Play associated audio
A man has been fatally shot, after stabbing a D.C. police officer in Northeast.
Armando Trull
A man has been fatally shot, after stabbing a D.C. police officer in Northeast.

A police officer in the District is in the hospital and a suspect was shot and killed in a fatal altercation Friday morning near the 3500 block of 17th Street NE in the District's Brookland neighborhood.

The incident happened shortly after 7 a.m. Friday. Police were responding to a domestic dispute involving a grandson assaulting his grandfather at the home when the suspect was attacked, says Police Chief Cathy Lanier.

"When the officers approached the house, the suspect came up from behind and attacked the officers with a knife," says Lanier. "One of the officers received multiple lacerations from the suspect, then turned and discharged his weapon."

The suspect succumbed to his wounds. Both the officer and the original victim were transported to the hospital.

Police say the officer's injuries are not life-threatening.

"The last thing any police officer wants to do is use deadly force," says Lanier. "It's very upsetting for every officer because it's something that we don't want to do, and everybody understands just how traumatic it is for the officer."

WAMU 88.5

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, April 21, 2015

You can immerse yourself in the life and music of Gustav Mahler or hear what students from highly-respected music conservatories have to offer.
NPR

When Danish Cows See Fresh Spring Pasture, They Jump For Joy

Thousands of spectators gather every April to see ecstatic cows return to fields on organic farms around Denmark. The organic industry says the event has helped fuel demand for organic foods.
WAMU 88.5

Slate Of Criminal Justice Reforms In Maryland Await Gov. Hogan's Signature

Maryland lawmakers passed a handful of bills this week aimed at getting non-violent criminals out of prisons and back in the workforce.

NPR

What Can #NOLASCHOOLS Teach Us?

Michel Martin is hosting a conversation about education in New Orleans, ten years after Hurricane Katrina sparked a transformation of public schools there. Add your voice at #NOLASCHOOLS.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.