Bladensburg police officers fired at a car that smashed into a cruiser Saturday night, later finding a vehicle matching its description on fire in the District.
Police said the incident occurred about 11:30 p.m. after police were sent to investigate a report of a vehicle break-in in the 4100 block of 51st Street in Bladensburg.
Officers arrived to find the unspecified vehicle being driven away, according to a news release from the department.
The vehicle crashed into a police cruiser before the heading toward an officer who was on foot, police said.
At that point, police said, two officers fired at the vehicle, as the driver drove away.
The officers, who were uninjured, eventually lost track of the vehicle. Whether the driver or any occupants were injured is unknown.
A short time later, a vehicle matching the description was found burning in the 3700 block of Jay Street Northeast. Police were working to confirm Sunday if the vehicle was related to the incident.
Prince George’s County homicide detectives are investigating — a routine procedure for police-involved shootings — and the officers involved have been placed on administrative leave, police said.