WASHINGTON - A dangerous scene unfolded in Southeast DC Thursday, where an attempted arrest spurred gunfire and left two deputy U.S. Marshals injured.
The incident happened in the 1200 block of Good Hope Road SE and it created so much chaos, even nearby businesses were impacted for much of the day.
"We started to see a lot of congestion outside. police cars and fire trucks and all that," said Christina Richardson, who works nearby. "It completely blocked our store traffic.We had multiple customers calling, trying to get over here, but they couldn’t get past the tape."
According to U.S. Marshals, they were serving a warrant a little before 12 p.m. and looking for Rasheed Carroll, who was wanted for a parole violation in connection to a robbery conviction.
Marshals say they found Carroll inside a parked car and surrounded him, but Carroll sped forward, hitting a deputy marshall who was thrown onto the hood of the car.
We’re told a marshal then fired his gun, hitting Carroll, whose car then crashed and stopped.
Two marshals were taken to the hospital, but they are ok. Caroll was also taken to a hospital, and as of now, we’re not sure of his condition.
Metropolitan Police says they will continue to investigate the incident along with the U.S. Marshals Service.
"It’s their investigation in terms of their deputy being involved," said Executive Assistant Chief Of Police Ashan Benedict. "MPD will conduct the assault against a police officer investigation and the internal review for the use of force."
The officer who fired has not been identified.