4 arrested after gunfire at DC police impound lot in Anne Arundel Co.

Four people have been arrested after shots were fired at a D.C. police impound lot in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, on Tuesday evening.

D.C. police said a special police officer spotted a group of people tampering with vehicles on the temporary impound lot, a D.C. police-owned property along Md. Route 198, near Fort Meade, around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.



The officer moved to confront the group. The group opened fire on the officer, police said, who then fired back. No injuries were reported. Earlier, three people were in custody while two others were loose.

D.C. police said they arrested two juveniles. According to a police report, the charges included assault on a police officer, assault while armed, burglary and carrying a pistol without a license.

Anne Arundel County police, who also responded, checked the area and found a car with a juvenile male, who they said was linked to the incident. They arrested him on a charge of possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent and an unrelated handgun charge. An 18-year-old man was also arrested on a charge of possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent, an Anne Arundel County police spokesperson said.

One person was being sought, The Washington Post reported.

WTOP’s Juan Herrrera and Abigail Constantino contributed to this report. 

Alejandro Alvarez

Alejandro Alvarez joined WTOP as a digital reporter and editor in June 2018. He is a writer and photojournalist focusing on politics, political activism and national affairs, with recent multimedia contributions to Reuters, MSNBC and PBS.

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