Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department's Sixth District announce an arrest has been made and a vehicle is sought in reference to an Armed Carjacking (Gun) offense that occurred on Monday, July 17, 2023, in the 2300 block of R Street, Southeast.
At approximately 6:38 am, the suspects, who were in a vehicle, approached the victim, who was near his vehicle, at the listed location. One of the suspects exited the vehicle, brandished a handgun, and demanded the victim’s vehicle. The victim then produced his own firearm and shot the suspect. The suspects’ vehicle then fled the scene. The victim rendered aid to the suspect until Sixth District members arrived on the scene. The suspect was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Both handguns were recovered on the scene.
Detectives’ investigation revealed that the victim had a valid conceal carry permit in Washington, DC, and that his firearm was registered.
As a result of the detectives’ investigation, the suspect was placed under arrest. This case remains under investigation.
On Monday, July 17, 2023, 27-year-old Marcus Lavelle Thompson, of Southeast, DC, was arrested and charged with Armed Carjacking (Gun), Carrying a Pistol without a License, Possession of Unregistered Ammunition, and Possession of a Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device.
The suspect’s vehicle, described as a dark GMC SUV, was captured by nearby surveillance cameras and can be seen in the photos below:
Anyone who can identify this vehicle or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department's TEXT TIP LINE at 50411. The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $10,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a violent crime committed in the District of Columbia.