The scene on H Street once things cooled off a bit
You'd have been hard pressed to miss all the action on H Street last night. There were a ton of MPD cruisers out and police tape for blocks surrounding the 1100 block of H Street. We heard early reports that it was a domestic kidnapping, and then that it was related to the Census shooting. Both would turn out to be true. I'll leave the full narration to MPD's press release that appears below.
The best I can tell: the female victim is ok, one MPD officer was shot in the leg, two MPD officers were injured when the suspect struck their vehicle, the Census guard is dead, and the suspect was shot in the head but still alive last I heard.
I arrived home shortly before everything went crazy and by the time I sat down & checked my phone elements of the story were already appearing in my mentions. At first I just saw several questions about large number of MPD cruisers in the area. In response to an inquiry someone forwarded this tweet from a Fox 5 reporter.
Source says pursuit with armed kidnapper ended with officers shooting suspect in 1100 block of H street NE.From there on the story unfolded rapidly. Luckily, there were no civilian injuries on H Street.
— Paul Wagner (@Fox5Wagner) April 10, 2015
This marks the first time we've asked customers to hit the floor.Businesses did their best to make sure customers were safe.
— The Daily Rider (@TheDailyRiderDC) April 10, 2015
We'll be here for a while. At least there's beer. #hstreetne pic.twitter.com/MTJLS55F2M
— Jady Tron (@Jadytron) April 10, 2015
Video immediately following the shooting on 11th and #HStreetNE pic.twitter.com/SRJYG5KxCiAnd here's video from Mike Clarke who was ON IT! Crazy scene shot from above.
— Mike Clarke (@MediaMikeDC) April 10, 2015
Well, I sure picked the wrong night to be out on H. Some kind of event and police have the whole street shut downSome visitors to the H Street Corridor were more than a little caught off guard.
— Ben Harris (@BenHarris_1) April 10, 2015
Police activity on Hst @capitolhill_dc #HstreetNE pic.twitter.com/3lOuVBmQPH
— Ivar the Terrible (@Ivarterrible) April 9, 2015
@mcombal @FrozenTropics @HStGreatSt police shooting on h street pic.twitter.com/2HKmnrFipM
— jon snow (@jonksnow) April 10, 2015
Quite a scene on H St. Injured officers will be ok. Suspect involved in multiple shootings during chase; in custody. pic.twitter.com/G4Wy9R3bhCHere's some additional coverage:
— Charles Allen (@CharlesAllenW6) April 10, 2015
Video report from ABC 7
Here's the press release from MPD:
MPD Investigating a Police Involved Shooting: 1100 block of H Street, NE
The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a police involved shooting that occurred in the 1100 block of H Street, NE. Preliminary information indicates that on April 9, 2015, at approximately 5:30 pm, officers from the Fifth District responded to a call for an armed kidnapping in the 1900 block of 3rd Street, NE.
The suspect fled with the kidnapping victim, an adult female, in a green Honda Accord, and approximately 30 minutes later, appeared at the offices of the United States Census Bureau, in Suitland, Maryland. At that time, a guard at the facility was shot by someone inside of the green Accord. At approximately 7:35 pm, Seventh District officers observed the green Accord in the Woodland Terrace area and began to pursue. The driver of the green Accord shot at officers in the 2700 block of Bruce Place, SE, and the pursuit continued to the intersection of 1200 block 3rd Street, NE where the suspect again fired at pursuing officers.
The pursuit continued into the 1100 block of H Street, NE where officers attempted to block the vehicle’s path, resulting in a crash. Following the crash, the suspect and a police sergeant were wounded by apparent gunfire. Both injured parties were transported to area hospitals for treatment. The female kidnapping victim was located safely.
The investigation remains ongoing. 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.