Shooter Ambushes Two DC Metro Reserve Officers In Parking Lot

Holly Matkin

DC Metro Police Chief Peter Newsham said that the reserve officers were ambushed.

Washington, DC – Two DC Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) reserve officers were ambushed by a gunman as they were parked outside of a convenience store late Thursday afternoon.

The incident occurred at approximately 4 p.m. in the parking lot of the Heights Shopping Center near the intersection of Varnum Street and Hawaii Avenue, WRG reported.

The reserve officers, who were out on patrol at the time, came under fire as they parked in front of the store, MPD Chief Peter Newsham said, according to The Washington Post.

The officers spotted muzzle flashes in the woods nearby, and were able to get to cover and call for backup, The Washington Post reported.

MPD officers from the Fourth District apprehended the shooter, who was still in possession of a firearm at the time of his arrest, Chief Newsham said.

The shooter was carrying a rifle, WUSA reported.

None of the officers fired their weapons during the incident, but bullets did hit their patrol car.

“It looks like he tried to assassinate a couple of our police officers,” Chief Newsham said, according to The Washington Post. “Thankfully the police officers were not struck.”

Investigators found shell casings in the woods, and estimated that the gunman was at least 50 yards from the patrol car when he opened fire.

Chief Newsham said that the reserve officers and the officers who responded to their calls for help are all heroes.

"Their actions today were really heroic," the chief said, according to WUSA. "The actions of the officers who responded to the scene were incredibly heroic. To take this guy into custody, none of our officers had to fire a shot, and we got this guy arrested who it looks like tried to assassinate a couple of our police officers."

The gunman’s identity has not been released.

MPD reserve officers carry duty weapons and are full-trained police officers, but work as unpaid volunteers, WRG reported.

Comments (21)
sturnman22
sturnman22

Why is he still alive?

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IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

damn, I am shocked that any fully trained police officers work in Washington DC as unpaid volunteers... you would think DC was big enough to properly fund a properly staffed police department to not need to have volunteer officers.

glad the two reserve officers were not harmed.

Rdhdkid
Rdhdkid

I'm glad he's an INEPT criminal instead of one of our troops!

JBoH
JBoH

The war continues........

Pacho
Pacho

We have MANY terrorists in home and point to other countries..?

bryantrent
bryantrent

Scary

Bobholly79
Bobholly79

And now the pos attorneys get involved

It’s the fault of the officers, it’s the 2nd amendment, it’s this it’s that

There is a war going on out there

From the terrorists imbedded in our society to the criminals to the left wing politicans, the college professors and administrators

Time to change course!

We need the death penalty

We need term limits

We need a faster criminal justice system There are cameras everywhere

Cut funding to colleges who suppress free speech

Sharonmk
Sharonmk

We need to build more Super Max prisons or execute adults who murder law enforcement officers.

Sgt Rock
Sgt Rock

Fifty yards with a rifle and can only hit the car (thank God), he must be one of the side way shooting groids.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Luckily the shooter was a crappy shot.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

#GCL

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

They have arrested and charged 25yo convicted felon Delvin Pollard with assault with intent to kill, assault on a police officer, and unlawful possession of a firearm. He was still in possession of the rifle when police arrested him.

pixiepup
pixiepup

They r hero’s why? Because they didn’t have to fire a shot.??and he still had the rifle in his hands! He deserved to be shot! Those police that responded were just lucky they weren’t shot.


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