Bodycam Shows Officer Suffers Panic Attack After Shootout With Armed Suspect

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Published on 16 Sep 2021, 17:53
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Washington, D.C. — on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, in the 1700 block of Minnesota Avenue, Southeast. At approximately 5:48 pm, uniformed patrol officers from the Sixth District were alerted to a male subject using narcotics by an uninvolved citizen. The male was identified as 40 year-old Ras Haile Menelik Salaam was located in an alley, in the rear of the 1900 block of 16th Street, Southeast. When an officer made contact with the male subject he instructed the subject to walk away from the location, and walked to the 1700 block of Minnesota Avenue, Southeast. As he walked away, the member noticed a firearm protruding from his clothing.

The officer requested additional units before stopping the subject. Once additional units arrived in the 1700 block of Minnesota Avenue, Southeast, officers attempted to stop the subject. The subject produced a handgun and discharged it toward the officer. In response, the officer discharged their firearm, striking the male subject. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the subject to an area hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. On Tuesday, August 24, 2021, he was arrested and charged with Assault on a Police Officer While Armed (Gun).

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