According to multiple media reports this morning, one person was killed and another seriously injured in a shoot-out with Metro Police in a botched robbery attempt near Catholic University last night. Neither person has been identified by police.
In a message on the Fifth District Listserve Commander Lamar Greene wrote:
On February 13, 2011 at approximately 2230 hours Fifth District units were dispatched to the 1000 block of Irving street ne for masked subjects entering a home, burglary in the first degree. Officers arrived almost immediately and confirmed a home invasion, officers surrounded the home when suddenly the suspects began to exit the house from the rear while firing weapons at the officers, the officers while in fear for their lives returned fire striking the suspects. Two of the suspects were transported to area hospitals, another suspect was taken into custody as well. All three suspects will be examined in relation to other crimes in the area.
A round-up of early morning coverage of the case follows the jump.
wusa9.com | Feb 14, 2011
According to an email from 5th District Commander Lamar Greene, officers from the DC Police were sent to the 1000 block of Irving Street in Northeast around 10:30 Sunday night after masked subjects were reportedly seen entering a home. Police arrived on the scene quickly and confirmed there was a home invasion in progress.
MyFoxDC | Feb 14, 2011
D.C. police say one burglary suspect has died and another has been injured after a shoot-out with officers.
NBC Washington | Feb 14, 2011
Commander Lamar D. Greene said the suspects fired at police while they went out the back door. Police had the home surrounded and fired back at the suspects.
Washington Post: Post Now | Feb 14, 2011
Police were sent to the 1000 block of Irving Street NE shortly before 11 p.m. to investigate a possible burglary. Channel 4 said three suspected burglars ran from the rear of the residence, and allegedly opened fire on police, who shot back.
tbd.com | Feb 14, 2011
One suspect is dead, another in grave condition and one other suspect is in police custody after what appears to be a botched burglary in Northeast overnight, police said.