Deputy Marshal Fires Gun at Wanted Fugitive Who Crashed, Struck Him: Marshals Office

The suspect was shot and is in critical condition, officials said.

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U.S. Marshals were trying to take a wanted fugitive into custody in D.C. Thursday, when the suspect took off in his car and crashed several times before hitting a deputy with the car in Southeast, authorities say.

Marshals tried to arrest the fugitive near Minnesota Avenue and White Place in Anacostia about 11:35 a.m. when he fled and struck the deputy with his car, the U.S. Marshals Service said.

The deputy Marshal landed on the vehicle's hood and fired his weapon because he was in fear of his life, U.S. Marshal for D.C. Superior Court Robert Dixon told News4.

D.C. Fire and EMS said the suspect was shot and taken to a hospital with critical injuries. Two people were transported with minor injuries from the crashes.

The Marshal was also taken to a hospital. He is stable, officials told News4.

Stay with News4 for updates to this developing story.

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