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Search For Suspects Underway After Police Officer Shot In Southeast D.C.

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D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier visited the scene of the officer involved shooting at inbound Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast.
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D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier visited the scene of the officer involved shooting at inbound Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast.

D.C. Police have one man in custody and are searching for two more who reportedly shot and wounded an officer in the early morning hours on Wednesday.

The wild chase and shooting rampage began around 2:45 a.m., when as many as four suspects inside a Nissan Altima with New York plates opened fire on the Suitland Parkway. Police Chief Cathy Lanier says 15 minutes later, the suspects tried to carjack an undercover police officer who was stopped at the intersection of Pennsylvania and Southern avenues in southeast D.C.

“The suspects in the car opened fire on the detective’s car and struck the detective multiple times, the vehicle was struck multiple times," Lanier said. "That continues all the way up Southern Avenue to Bowen Road, where the vehicle, we lose sight of it."

The officer is alive and was airlifted to a nearby hospital. Police have not released the officer's name, but he is out of surgery and is listed in stable condition, according to Lanier.

The chase would ultimately involve D.C., Prince George's and U.S. Park Police. At some point, the suspects ditched the car, but one was caught and the other suspects remain on the loose.

Several streets have been closed as the police search the area, including Southern Avenue between the 3800 block and the 4600 block.

Anyone who saw a vehicle matching the description of the suspects — a burgundy Nissan Altima with New York plates — is urged to contact police. There is a reward for information that leads to an arrest.

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