At approximately 5:10 am on Saturday, May 21, 2011 officers responded to the 700 block of Crittenden Street, NE, after receiving a radio assignment for a male armed with a gun. Upon arrival, they encountered an armed suspect on a porch of a residence. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>
Officers approached the suspect and ordered him to drop his weapon. The suspect refused and gunfire was exchanged. A Metropolitan Police officer was struck multiple times. The suspect fled the scene and was later located under a porch in the 700 block of Crittenden Street, NE. A firearm was recovered at the same location.
The suspect was positively identified and subsequently placed under arrest for Assault with Intent to Kill While Armed. The officer was transported to a local hospital and listed in stable condition. The suspect was treated and released for a minor injury.
The suspect in this case is a 15 year old male juvenile. Therefore, his name is being withheld at this time.