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My God this is crazy. Thanks to Lisa for sending from NBC Washington:

“The shots fired before 4 p.m. near the intersection of Hawaii Avenue and Varnum Street in Northeast D.C. did not hit the officers but did strike a police vehicle, police said.

The officers called for backup and police arrested a man in possession of a gun.”

Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Fourth District announced an arrest has been made in reference to an Assault with Intent to Kill (Gun) and Assault on a Police Officer Offense that occurred on Thursday, December 12, 2019, in the 300 block of Hawaii Avenue, Northeast.

At approximately 3:47 pm, uniformed reserve officers of the Fourth District were entering a marked police cruiser at the listed location. The suspect brandished a firearm and discharged it in the direction of the officers, striking their vehicle. The suspect fled the scene, but was apprehended by responding officers. No officers were injured. A firearm was recovered and can be seen in the photo above.

On Thursday, December 12, 2019, 25 year-old Delvin Pollard, of Northeast, DC, was arrested and charged with Assault with Intent to Kill, Assault on a Police Officer, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

“These two Reserve Officers demonstrated a tremendous amount of courage and restraint during a very dangerous situation by putting the safety of the community before their own,” stated Chief Peter Newsham. “Their heroic actions and the swift response from the Fourth District officers allowed us to take this person into custody in a safe and respectful way.”

The Metropolitan Police Department would like to thank our federal partners, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for their assistance with this investigation.”

“Chief Newsham provides updates in reference to the shots fired at officers in the 300 block of Hawaii Ave,NE”:

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