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DC Officer at Scene of Stopped Stolen Car Struck by Unrelated Stolen Car

The officer who was struck was performing traffic control

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A police officer doing traffic control at the scene of a stopped stolen car was struck by an unrelated stolen car in Northeast D.C. Friday evening, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.

A D.C. Housing Authority officer driving east on Benning Road NE toward Minnesota Avenue NE before 6 p.m. noticed a stolen car for which a lookout alert had been broadcast earlier in the evening, police said.

When the Housing Authority officer attempted to stop the stolen vehicle, the driver of the stolen vehicle rammed the officer's car, police said.

The officer was not injured, and the two people in the stolen car were taken in to custody, police said.

D.C. police went to the scene to investigate, which is when the D.C. officer performing traffic control was struck by another stolen car speeding past the scene, police said.

She suffered serious injuries and was taken to a hospital.

The stolen car that struck the officer fled the scene but was found in the 4200 block of Hayes Street NE, police said.

One person from that car was arrested: Dionte Rogers, of Northeast D.C. Police say he's charged with assault on a police officer, leaving after colliding, unauthorized use of a vehicle and counterfeit tags.

Court records obtained by NBC4 show Rogers was already wanted by D.C. police. There was a warrant out for his arrest after he allegedly failed to appear at a probation hearing related to a robbery.

Police are looking for another possible occupant of that car.

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