Man Injured After D.C. Shooting, Chase Into Downtown Silver Spring

U.S. Park Police say a man was injured early Wednesday after an officer shot at him and chased him from Northwest Washington, D.C., before crashing in downtown Silver Spring.

“On Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at approximately 1:30 a.m., a United States Park Police (USPP) Officer was involved in a shooting in the 200 block of Missouri Avenue NW,” said USPP Public Information Officer Sgt. Roselyn Norment in an email to the Source. “The officer reported a male with a firearm in the vehicle at that location.

“The suspect vehicle fled the scene with USPP officers in pursuit. The vehicle crashed into multiple vehicles at the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Colesville Road. The suspect was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

“This incident is currently under investigation, no additional information is available at this time but will be provided as it becomes available.

“Consistent with USPP policy the involved officer will be placed on administrative leave pending the investigation.”

Photo: Tony Hisgett from Birmingham, UK, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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