Police identify man charged with shooting at DC officers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police in Washington have identified a man accused of firing at several officers after a robbery and a carjacking early Tuesday.

A police news release Tuesday afternoon said 22-year-old Luvell Alverson of Suitland, Maryland, has been charged with armed robbery, kidnapping and assault on a police officer.

Police Chief Cathy Lanier said the gunman carjacked an SUV with people inside after robbing four others at gunpoint. Then, she said, the man fired on officers from inside the vehicle, and officers returned fire. Lanier said it was a miracle no officers were killed.

Police said Alverson was arrested after being shot in the leg and trying to run away.


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