5 People Arrested After Firing Upon DC Police Officers in Attempt to Evade Arrest

Photo: fox5dc.com

Photo: fox5dc.com

Washington, D.C. police arrested 5 people early Tuesday after they fired upon officers responding to a call of shots-fired.

The officers were responding to a call of gunfire reported from the city's ShotSpotter system. The system recognizes the sound of gunfire and alerts officers to the location of where the gunfire came.

When officers arrived, 5 people inside of an SUV opened fire, prompting officers to return fire. None of the officers were injured.

The individuals then barricaded themselves in the vehicle, refusing to come out. After about 30 minutes of negotiations, the suspects surrendered and were taken into custody. 

Authorities don't believe the incident was linked to a deliberate and targeted attempt to attack police officers.


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