Police Impersonator Prince George's County police say a man impersonating a police officer pulled over a woman in a car Friday night, fondled her and let her go about 10:30 p.m. in the Calverton area, near the Montgomery County line.

The man pulled over the driver near Greenmount Avenue and Dunnington Road, police said. He was driving an unmarked, dark-colored, four-door Crown Victoria with a red and blue flashing light on the dashboard. He wore a badge around his neck with the word "Williams" near the bottom.

The man is described as white, in his thirties, about six feet tall and weighing 230 pounds. He has a military haircut and a muscular build.


Juveniles Charged D.C. police arrested seven juveniles yesterday inside a stolen minivan containing ammunition and at least two handguns, after pursuing the vehicle from Southeast Washington into Prince George's County and back into the District.

Plainclothes officers had reported following a stolen Acura near the 300 block of Burbank Street SE about 5:30 p.m., when the car crashed. Officers tried to stop two males who left the car, but a shot was fired toward the officers and the two people fled on foot.

A nearby patrol officer spotted two people of a similar description getting into the minivan. After the minivan crashed in the 600 block of Burns Street SE, police arrested seven male juveniles, ages 12 to 17, Capt. Ralph McLean said.

Possible Road Rage A 40-year-old man was shot and seriously wounded yesterday while driving in Northeast Washington, in what police are investigating as a road rage case.

Police found the Northwest man, who was struck in the pelvis, neck and shoulder, inside his car at a traffic light at H and 11th streets just before 3 p.m., officials said. Witnesses told police that the victim and another driver had been exchanging words while traveling west on H Street. The man was hospitalized in serious condition, officials said.

Police believe that the shooter might have been driving a Dodge Magnum with temporary Virginia tags. That vehicle fled north on 11th Street after the shooting, police said.

Murder Conviction A 30-year-old Suitland man was convicted yesterday in D.C. Superior Court of kidnapping and killing a former friend, the U.S. attorney's office said.

Darnell Herndon, who lived in the 300 block of Fairhill Court, was found guilty of first-degree murder, felony murder, kidnapping, robbery and other charges in the June 2004 slaying of Timothy Bingham, 26, in Southeast Washington.

Herndon faces at least 30 years on the murder charge when he is sentenced in October.


Officer Shot Fairfax County police provided more details yesterday about an incident Monday in which a suspect and an officer were shot, confirming that the officer was shot by a colleague and obtaining felony charges against the suspect.

Officers were sent to the 6700 block of Mockingbird Woods Court, in the Newington area, about 6 a.m. Monday. Police said the first officer saw Antonio Hill, 23, assaulting his mother and tried to intervene. Two more officers arrived, and Hill was ordered to lie on the ground, police said yesterday, but he refused and was undeterred by pepper spray and a baton. Hill then charged an officer, who fired twice, hitting Hill in the upper body and an officer in the foot, Officer Richard Henry said.

Police said the third officer at the scene also fired his gun but did not hit anyone. Hill was charged with malicious wounding and abduction for the assault on his mother, Henry said. No information was available on the wounded officer's condition.

Compiled from reports by staff writers.