Police Pursuit of Liquor Store Robbers Ends in Shooting

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014  |  Updated 11:25 PM EDT
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News4's Jackie Bensen is live from Northeast DC where police caught up with several suspects wanted for robbing a Prince George's County liquor store.

Jackie Bensen

News4's Jackie Bensen is live from Northeast DC where police caught up with several suspects wanted for robbing a Prince George's County liquor store.

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What began as an armed robbery of a Maryland liquor store ended in a shooting in Northeast D.C. Wednesday nigiht.

Prince George's County Police officers pursued at least two suspects just before 6 p.m. following an armed robbery of a liquor store along Walter's Lane in Forestville.

The suspects led the police on a 5-mile chase all the way to 57th and Clay streets NE in Washington, where their minivan crashed into a pole.

At least one officer pursued the men on foot as they ran toward a nearby wooded area and at least one gunshot was fired, injuring one of the suspects. No word yet on where that gunshot originated.

Two suspects have been arrested and one of them has been hospitalized.

No officers were injured in the incident. The officer involved in the shooting is a 6-year veteran of the department and is on routine administrative leave pending an internal investigation.

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