Shot fired by police in Southeast chase following traffic stop

April 18

At least one shot was fired by D.C. police Friday after a traffic stop and foot chase in Southeast Washington, authorities said.

Vice officers from the 7th Police District stopped a vehicle with three occupants in the 1300 block of Southern Avenue about 4 p.m. said Officer Araz Alali, a spokesman.

The occupants left the car and fled, and at least one officer fired. No one was wounded, Alali said.

Officers apprehended two of the occupants. Several weapons were found in the vehicle, Alali said.

It was not immediately clear why shots were fired. The incident is under investigation.

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Clarence Williams is the night police reporter for The Washington Post and has spent the better part of 13 years standing next to crime scene tape, riding in police cars or waking officials in the middle of night to gather information about breaking news in and around Washington.
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