- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 4, 2013

A taxicab driver was fatally shot overnight inside his cab in the Northwest D.C. Adams Morgan neighborhood, the Metropolitan Police Department said.

Police arrested two men who ran from the cab and got into a shootout with officers as they tried to escape.

The officers were on patrol in the neighborhood around 3:15 a.m. when they heard gunshots come from the cab after it passed them in the 2400 block of Ontario Road, police spokeswoman Saray Leon said. The cab crashed a short distance away and two men got out and ran.

The officers chased the men, exchanging gunfire with at least one of the men.

One of the men forced his way into a nearby home where the officers arrested him. The other man ran through the neighborhood and was arrested nearby, police said.

“While we are confident that we have apprehended all parties involved as well as the weapon used, we are seeking assistance from anyone that has information related to it,” wrote Third District Capt. Aubrey Mongal on a neighborhood listserv.

Neither of the suspects nor police were injured in the shootout, Ms. Leon said.

Police have not identified either the cab driver or the suspects nor said what charges the men would be facing.


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