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“The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating two incidents overnight that resulted in members discharging firearms at suspects.
On Thursday, October 8, 2015, at approximately 9:30 pm, in the area of 7th Street and Mississippi Avenue, SE, MPD members were pursuing a male suspect armed with a gun. The suspect fired at MPD officers. One officer returned fire. No injuries were reported to the involved members, the suspect made good his escape. Two illegal firearms were recovered from the scene.
On Friday, October 9, 2015, at approximately 12:45 am, an officer was conducting a traffic stop in the 3000 block of Bladensburg Road, NE, when a male driver pointed a loaded handgun towards the officer. In defense of his life, the officer fired at the suspect, who then fled in the vehicle before crashing a few blocks away and fleeing on foot. A suspect later appeared at a local hospital with a gunshot wound to his arm. The suspect was arrested and is being held as a fugitive, pending charges in the District of Columbia for assault on a police officer. An illegal handgun was recovered from the scene.
Both incidents remain under investigation.
Additional information will be released as it becomes available.”