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Armed Kidnapping in Southeast; Officer Shot while Investigating

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Armed Kidnapping in Southeast; Officer Shot while InvestigatingAt approximately 5 am, on Saturday, December 10, 2005, a 26-year-old female was allegedly abducted at gunpoint from southeast Washington by a subject identified as 34-year-old Derrick Arthur. A subsequent investigation indicated that the alleged suspect and abducted woman were possibly at the Days Inn Motel, located at 2700 New York Avenue, NE.

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Shortly after 12 noon, on Sunday, December 11, 2005, Metropolitan Police confronted the suspect, who reportedly managed to enter his car and allegedly attempted to strike officers with the vehicle.  It was at this time that officers were forced to fire at the suspect, who crashed his vehicle into a fence before fleeing into the National Arboretum.  It is unclear at this time if the suspect had a weapon, but it was at this time that 38-year-old Detective Tomas Rosenborg, a 16-year-veteran with the department's Superintendent of Detectives Division, received a gunshot wound to the lower torso.  He was taken to an area hospital and admitted in good condition. The shooting is being investigated by members of the department's Office of Professional Responsibility, Force Investigations Team. A search of the National Arboretum was conducted, with negative results.


A warrant charging Kidnapping While Armed was issued for Derrick Arthur.  He is described as a 34-year-old black male, approximately 6' tall, 165 pounds, with a medium complexion.  He was last seen wearing a black jacket and blue trousers. He is considered armed and dangerous.  Anyone with information as to his whereabouts or sees him should take no direct action but call police at (202) 727-9099.