Three Police-Involved Shootings In the DMV In 24-hours

There have been three police-involved shootings in the last 24-hours. The most recent happened in Alexandria, Virginia this morning.

Officers responding to a call of a burglary in progress showed up at an apartment building at 301 North Beauregard Street. Once there they notice a suspect armed with two weapons. The two exchanged fire and the suspect was hit.

The unidentified man was rushed to the hospital where at last check he was listed in stable condition. The state police will now take over the investigation.

In the District of Columbia police officers shot a man who was randomly shooting at 51st and “F” Streets in Southeast. The suspect has been identified as 32-year-old Dennis Byrd of Southeast. His injuries are not said to be serious. The officers involved have been placed on administrative leave.

Then in Laurel police there fired at a man suspected of selling drugs. There was a brief chase before the vehicle the man was in slammed into a minivan while trying to elude police. Three officers responded to the scene and opened fire.

Investigator’s know who they are looking for. He has been identified as 20-year-old Alpha Mansaray and he was able to escape capture. Police say he should be considered armed and dangerous.

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