D.C. police say they are searching for two suspects who allegedly assaulted a special police officer at a 7-Eleven store in Southeast.
One of the suspects allegedly stomped on the officer’s Lexus and brandished a gun at the victim before fleeing, according to police documents.
The special police officer tried to kick a group of people out of the store in the 3000 block of Naylor Road SE Friday about 10 p.m. Friday. The officer argued with the group, police said.
Two people began to punch and kick the officer as they left the store, police said.
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The suspects then kicked the officer’s vehicle. One allegedly climbed on top and began to stomp.
After the vehicle was damaged, one of the suspects returned to the door of the 7-Eleven and pointed a handgun at the officer, police said.
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The suspects fled the scene. Police ask anyone who recognizes them to contact the Metropolitan Police Department.
Special police officers are hired to provide security and protection at a specific location.
Police didn't immediately give details on the extent of the officer's injuries.
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