Police: Arlington Officers Shoot Suspect Who Drove at Them - NBC4 Washington

Julie Carey and the News4 team covering where you live

Police: Arlington Officers Shoot Suspect Who Drove at Them



    Officers Shoot Suspect Who Drove at Them

    Arlington County officers shot a suspect driving a van who refused to stop and struck them, police say. News4's Jackie Bensen reports. (Published Thursday, May 3, 2018)

    Arlington County, Virginia, police officers shot and injured a driver who struck them while they tried to arrest the passenger in his van, police say.

    About 8:30 p.m., officers were trying to stop the van at 11th Street South and South Edgewood Street, police said. A woman in the passenger seat of the car was wanted for a crime. Police did not say what crime.

    Police spokesperson Ashley Savage said the man driving the car refused to stop and the car hit the officers. It is unclear if the officers were in a police cruiser at the time.

    Two officers were taken to a hospital for their injuries. 

    As the man tried to drive away, the officers fired and shot the man.

    The woman was taken to a hospital for minor injuries not related to the shooting, Savage said.

    No further information was immediately available.

    Stay with News4 and NBCWashington.com for updates to this developing story.

    Watch NBC4 and get the latest news anytime, anywhere. Check here for TV listings.