Authorities say a United States Park Police officer was involved in a shooting that occurred on the 200 block of Missouri Avenue in NW D.C. that led to a chase into Silver Spring early this morning.
According to Park Police, the suspect was chased approximately 10 minutes into Silver Spring where the driver crashed into several cars on Georgia Avenue and Colesville Road before being apprehended and taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The Officer will be placed on administrative leave, pending an investigation. It is unclear why the shooting occurred at this moment.
Colesville Road was closed between between Georgia Avenue and Wayne Avenue for much of the early morning due to police activity, but reopened at approximately 6am.
SHOTS FIRED AT/BY POLICE w/ CHASE— US Park PD observed a man with a gun in his lap near 2nd St and Missouri Ave NW-DC. He allegedly exchanged gunfire w/ police who chased him to Georgia Ave and Colesville Rd in Silver Spring where he is in custody and injured. @BrightwoodCADC pic.twitter.com/rPUQzSORi6
— Alan Henney (@alanhenney) October 27, 2021