Responding to a report of gunfire, Washington D.C. police found themselves to be the target. Upon arrival, three women and two men in an SUV opened fire on the officers, reportedly to avoid arrest. For thirty minutes, they barricaded themselves into the car, surrendering to the authorities.
Officers in marked police cruisers were responding to reports of gunshots just after midnight in southeast Washington, D.C., near Martin Luther King Elementary School, when the cops were shot at by people inside an SUV, police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck said.
Police returned fire at the suspects, who barricaded themselves in the vehicle, Sternbeck said. Officers ordered the group to come out, but they refused.
What is left to be determined is if those arrested were involved in any other crimes prior to the police arriving.
After the fatal shootings of last week in Minnesota and Louisiana, and the slaughter of five Dallas police officers at the hands of an anti-cop and anti-white hater, officers around the country are on elevated alert.
Source: Fox News