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Teen arrested after seeking treatment for gunshot wound

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Published on: Thursday, March 21, 2013

By Jim Davis

A Northeast Washington, D.C., teenager was arrested by Prince George’s County Police Department Friday afternoon after he went to a local hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound.

Just before 8:30 a.m. Friday, patrol officers responded to the 5000 block of Vienna Drive in Clinton for a reported automobile theft in progress.

According to PGPD spokeswoman Julie Parker, an off-duty Metropolitan Police Department officer had just placed his 9-year-old daughter inside his car and was in his front yard when a man jumped into his car.

“The police officer ordered the suspect out of the car. The child safely jumped out of the sedan before the suspect started driving across the front lawn toward the off-duty police officer. Fearing for his life, the police officer discharged his duty weapon several times,” Parker said.

The suspect crashed the car a short distance away and jumped out. The off-duty officer chased the suspect into some nearby woods and fired several more shots. Witnesses later saw the suspect driving away in a champagne-colored Toyota Camry, according to police.

A few hours later, police were informed by hospital officials that a man walked into the hospital suffering from a gunshot to his arm.

County officers responded to the hospital and placed Demetrice Littles, 19, under arrest. Littles is facing first-degree assault, kidnapping, abduction, auto theft and related charges. He was remanded to the custody of the Department of Corrections on a $30,000 bond.

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