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MPD Officer Involved Shooting: 5200 Block of Georgia Avenue, Northwest

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Fourth District and agents from the Internal Affairs Division are investigating a shooting incident that occurred in the 5200 block of Georgia Avenue, Northwest on Saturday, July 23, 2016.

At approximately 7:48 pm, an off-duty MPD officer overheard the sound of multiple gunshots in the 5200 block of Georgia Avenue in close proximity to him. The officer responded to investigate and observed a subject entering a white vehicle. The officer identified himself as MPD and gave verbal commands that the subject ignored. The subject produced a weapon and pointed it in the direction of the officer, causing the officer to fire his service weapon. The subject fled the scene in the white vehicle along with several other individuals.

A short time later, two individuals, suffering from non-life threatening gunshot wounds were dropped off by a white vehicle at an area hospital. After further investigation, one of the individuals, 21-year old Curtis Fowler of Southwest, DC was arrested for an Assault on a Police Officer while Armed offense. At this time, it is unknown if the individuals were struck by gunfire from the officer or during the initial shooting.

The Metropolitan Police Department is currently seeking the public’s assistance in locating the vehicle and the driver of the vehicle used in this incident. The vehicle is described as a white, four door sedan, possibly a Kia or Toyota. The vehicle is believed to have been struck by gunfire and possibly has broken or missing glass. The driver is described as a black female with a dark complexion and short dreadlocks.  

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a shooting committed in the District of Columbia.