Police shot and killed two suspects while responding to a home invasion Sunday night in northeast Washington.
Police Shoot, Kill Home Invasion Suspects
Two burglary suspects are dead after a police shoot-out at a home where several Catholic University students live. The violence started when police responded to a home invasion on Irving Street in northeast Washington last night. (Published Monday, Feb 14, 2011)
Updated at 8:37 PM EST on Monday, Feb 14, 2011
D.C. Police responded to a burglary in progress in the 1000 block of Irving Street NE at about 10:30 p.m. The suspects entered the home wearing masks.
Eight Catholic University students were in the house at the time, including six who live there. One of them hid in a closet and called police, who quickly reached the scene.
Commander Lamar D. Greene said the suspects fired at police while they went out the back door. Police had the home surrounded and fired back at the suspects.
Akeem Cayo, 21, and Davon Sealy, 19, were taken to the hospital before they were pronounced dead. A third suspect, 21-year-old Stefan Fields, is in police custody.
Police said they would investigate to see if the three suspects are linked to other crimes in the area.
Police believe it was not a random crime and that the house was targeted, Chief Cathy Lanier said Monday.
None of the Catholic University students was hurt.