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Carjacking Suspect, Prince George's Officers Exchange Gunfire in Southeast DC: Police

No injuries have been reported

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Courtesy Prince George's County Police

Prince George's County police exchanged gunfire with a carjacking suspect early Thursday in Washington, D.C., police say. No injuries have been reported.

Prince George's officers initially responded to a call about a carjacking. At some point, the car was seen near Pennsylvania Avenue and Walters Lane in Forestville, Maryland, police say.

Police then pursued the suspect, who drove into the District and crashed the vehicle on 36th Place SE near Alabama Avenue, police say.

Officers approached the crashed car. According to a Prince George's County police spokesperson, "the suspect allegedly shot at officers."

The suspect tried to run away. Then, "another alleged shot rang out" and officers returned fire, the spokesperson said.

The suspect was arrested with the assistance of D.C. police and a helicopter crew, police say.

The crash site is less than one mile from the D.C.-Maryland border street Southern Avenue. A school, a library and homes surround the intersection.

Prince George's County Police initially reported a "departmental shooting."

News4 has contacted both Prince George's and D.C. police and is working to learn more details.

Prince George's County police officers have traveled into the District before. In May, Prince George's County was one of several jurisdictions searching for a carjacking suspect in Southeast D.C.

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