Man Suspected of Shooting on Board Bus in Southeast D.C.

Police now have a suspect in a shooting on board a MetroBus that injured a man in Southeast D.C.

Bijon Lamont Brown is suspected of firing about 10:30 p.m. Friday, August 21 on board a bus on the 2400 block of Elvans Road SE, Metro Transit Police said Wednesday afternoon.

He should be considered armed and dangerous, MTPD said, warning against approaching Brown.

The gunfire hit a man riding the bus, who Metro previously said was believed to be an unintended target. The victim ran from the bus and was rushed to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Metro created a temporary detour on the W8 bus line after the shooting, cutting service to Elvans Road after 7 p.m. for seven days. The detour was cancelled a day later, when Mayor Muriel Bowser indicated she had not known service on the Garfield-Anacostia Loop Line line would be cut.

"It sends a message that we have to have some conversations with Metro,"Bowser said. "No part of our city can be abandoned by the public transit agency."

Anyone with information on Brown's whereabouts is asked to call MTPD at 202-962-2121 and reference case #2015-44036. Tips also can be sent via text message to MyMTPD (696873).

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