Man shot attempting to escape carjacker in Southeast DC

A man is in the hospital after he was shot following a carjacking in Southeast D.C. early Saturday morning.

It happened a little after 1 a.m. when police say the man was carjacked. The carjacker then drove him from Prince George’s County through the District attempting to get the victim to withdraw money from ATMs.

The man was shot when he tried to escape around the 1400 block of 41st Street before his assailant drove off — just a few blocks from the D.C. Maryland line, police said.

The passenger is expected to survive. Police are looking for a dark-colored Nissan Rogue in connection with the crimes.

Police haven’t arrested anyone in connection with the shooting.

Here’s a map of the area where the man was shot.

Lauren Hamilton

Lauren Hamilton is an Associate Producer at WTOP and a graduate of the University of Maryland. She enjoys covering the intersection of arts, culture and social justice in local communities. She began as an intern with WTOP in the summer of 2021.

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