D.C. Cop On Leave After Shooting, Missing Armed Suspect

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington, D.C. Metro Police Department is investigating an officer involved shooting which took place on May 9th. This incident happened on the 1700 Block of H Street in Northeast, D.C.. The MPD Internal Affairs Bureau Force Investigation Team is investigating this shooting.

According to investigators, “At approximately 3:46 pm, uniformed members of the Fifth District were conducting a traffic stop in the 1700 block of Benning Road, Northeast. During the traffic stop, the suspect, a passenger in the vehicle, exited and fled the scene on foot. As the officer was pursuing the suspect into an adjacent alley, the suspect brandished a firearm. The officer voiced numerous commands for the suspect to drop the firearm and the suspect did not comply. The officer discharged their service weapon, which did not strike the suspect. The suspect was placed under arrest by officers on scene.”

 27 year-old Aubrey McLeod, of Southeast, D.C. was arrested on May 9th and charged with Assault on a Police Officer while Armed, Carrying a Pistol Without a License, Felon in Possession, Possession of Unregistered Firearm, and Possession of Unregistered Ammunition. The suspect’s firearm was recovered.

The Metro Police Department Officer has been placed on administrative leave, while the body worn camera footage from this incident is viewed.

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