Police shoot liquor store robbery suspects after chase into D.C.

Police chase

Prince George’s County police are investigating a police-involved shooting after officers chased robbery suspects into Washington.

At about 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, police officers responding to a report of an armed robbery at a liquor store in the 3300 of Walters Lane in Forestville spotted the suspect vehicle driving away.

The suspects in the vehicle, a minivan, refused to stop and led patrol officers into the District of Columbia. The minivan lost control and struck an utility pole on Clay Place near 57th Street in Northeast Washington. At least two suspects jumped out of the vehicle and ran.

Police said the officers confronted the suspects, and a Prince George’s County police officer fired his weapon. The armed suspect was struck by the gunfire, however, it’s unclear if the suspect shot himself or was struck by the officer, police said.

A second suspect was arrested by the Metropolitan Police Department, and awaiting extradition to Prince George’s County.  A handgun and money believed to be from the robbery were recovered on the scene of the crash, police said.

The involved patrol officer is a six-year veteran of the Prince George’s County Police Department.  He is on routine administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
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