DC police shoot at man armed with rifle

DC police say they recovered this rifle from the scene. (Photo courtesy of Metropolitan Police Dept.)

Police say at least one officer shot at a man armed with a rifle early Saturday in Southeast D.C.

Police say officers responded around 1:35 a.m. to a call of aggravated assault with shots fired in the 2300 block of Chester Street Southeast.

The officers engaged with the suspect, who was armed with a short-barreled rifle. At least one officer shot at the man after repeated commands.

The suspect dropped the rifle then fled in a vehicle, before crashing several blocks later. Police recovered a handgun from the suspect's vehicle. 

Police said around 6 a.m. they eventually arrested the suspect.

No injuries were reported.

49 year-old Donald Willis, Jr., of Southeast, DC, was arrested and charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun), Possession of Unregistered Ammunition, Possession of an Unregistered Firearm, Carrying a Pistol Without a License, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Felon in Possession, and Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm.