In Pr. George’s, o∞cer, fleeing man trade shots
A Prince George’s County police officer exchanged shots with a man Saturday night during a foot chase, authorities said.
“We are actively still looking for the suspect,” said County Police Lt. David Coleman late Saturday night.
The incident was touched off about 9 p.m. when police were sent to the 900 block of Kayak Avenue, in the Capitol Heights area, in response to a call about a fight, the county police said.
When police arrived, someone told them that he had been robbed.
An officer then spotted a man walking nearby who, according to police, appeared to fit the description given of the perpetrator in the Kayak Avenue incident.
The man ran from the officer, police said, and the officer ran after him.
At some point during the chase, the officer and the subject “exchanged gunfire,” the police said in a preliminary account.
The officer was not struck. It was not clear whether the suspect was hit.
Police said that it appeared as if the man was headed toward the District.
Southern Avenue, which forms the border between the District and the county, is about eight blocks northwest of the Kayak Avenue site. The distance is about a half-mile.
It was not immediately clear late Saturday how many shots had been fired by either the officer or the suspect.
Police asked for help from the public in providing information about the incident.
Kayak Avenue, where matters began, is a residential street where well-separated houses sit on grassy plots.