UPDATE 10:03 p.m. 12/25/2014: The D.C. police say that the victims in two other shootings have died. They’ve identified the victim in the Bladensburg Road Northeast shooting as Marquiz Anthony Robinson, 25, of Centreville, Virginia. They’ve also identified the victim of the Barry Farm shooting, on Stevens Road Southeast, as Gregory Lee, 28, of Southeast.
EARLIER: WASHINGTON — There were six shootings in the District, two fatal, on Christmas Eve, including two in which the police were involved.
The Metropolitan Police Department says that officers shot and killed a robbery suspect who shot at them in Southeast at about 3:15 p.m. Wednesday. They say the man matched a description of someone who had just robbed a bank, and fled from officers who had tried to stop him. When the officers pursued them, they say, the suspect turned and shot at them. The officers returned fire, the police say, and the man was pronounced dead at a hospital later. The police haven’t released the identity of the suspect yet.
Police also shot a man they say was driving a FedEx van that had been reported carjacked in Northeast at about 5:30 p.m. The van was reported taken on Adams Street in Northeast; the shooting happened about a quarter-mile away on W Street. The police also say that the suspect fired at them first. He was taken to a hospital for treatment and will be charged; his name also hasn’t been released yet. Officers suffered minor injuries, the police say.
NBC Washington reports that there were four other shootings Wednesday. A woman was shot at about 5:30 p.m. at 14th and Randolph streets in the Columbia Heights section of Northwest and died later.
Other shootings were reported on Bladensburg Road, in Northeast; at about 9 p.m. in Barry Farm, and just before 10 p.m. in Columbia Heights. The police didn’t release any information on suspects or victims, NBC Washington says.
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