NewsShooting in Washington DC: 3 officers were wounded during the intervention

Shooting in Washington DC: 3 officers were wounded during the intervention

MPD Chief of Police Pamela A. Smith provides update on the ongoing critical incident in the 5000 block of Hanna Place SE.
MPD Chief of Police Pamela A. Smith provides update on the ongoing critical incident in the 5000 block of Hanna Place SE.
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10:07 AM EST, February 15, 2024

Police reported that an individual, facing allegations of shooting three Metropolitan Police Department officers in Washington, DC, as they tried to execute an animal cruelty arrest warrant, gave themselves up following a prolonged standoff.

According to CNN, the suspect, 46-year-old Julius James, was arrested and charged with cruelty to animals, the police department said in a Wednesday night news release. Additional charges in connection to the officers’ shooting are pending, police said.

Course of intervention

Police Chief Pamela A. Smith reported at a news conference earlier Wednesday that the situation unfolded as members of the criminal apprehension unit alongside the Humane Rescue Alliance arrived at a residence on the 5000 block of Hanna Place SE, located in the city's southeast, to execute an arrest warrant related to animal cruelty around 7:30 a.m. ET.

While police were outside the home’s door, the suspect fired multiple shots through the door, hitting the three officers (...) The suspect fired "a shot here and there" throughout the day as he remained barricaded in the home - said MPD Chief of Police on a press conference.

According to police, the three officers suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to hospitals. - They were not facing any "serious, critical injuries" and were doing well - said Smith at a press news conference Wednesday evening.

- I won’t say DC crime is out of control (...) We have a group of individuals who do not respect law enforcement and authority. Our officers, again, were where they were supposed to be, doing exactly what they needed to do, and we will continue to do that - said the MPD Chief of Police.

Source: CNN, NBC News

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