DC cop fires weapon at suspect who police say shot off-duty officer
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A suspect is in custody after police say he shot an off-duty officer multiple times on Wednesday, and DC Police have reported that one of their officers fired his gun while trying to apprehend the accused shooter.
The suspect, Edward Bolling Jr., 29, was not hit by this gunfire. He was driving when the officer fired, and sped away. He was later apprehended in Northwest.
Bolling has been charged in the shooting an off-duty officer around 9 a.m. on Jan. 18. The officer called in that he had been shot multiple times in Northeast, and gave a description of the suspect vehicle. Police found Bolling’s car, which matched the description, and approached the vehicle on foot.
As they walked toward him, one of the officers discharged his service weapon, hitting no one. Police have not said if the officer accidentally fired his weapon, or if he was shooting at the suspect.
Bolling also faces drug charges and two traffic violations.
Police say no one but the off-duty officer was injured in this incident, but they continue to investigate. Anyone with information is asked to contact MPD at 202-727-9099.