This afternoon, United States Capitol Police (USCP) apprehended two individuals who had taken refuge in a restaurant’s outdoor freezer following a car chase with the authorities.
At approximately 11:45 a.m., a law enforcement officer patrolling the 100 block of E Street, NW, noticed a white BMW sedan that was believed to be associated with numerous armed carjackings in a nearby county. The individuals inside the car were thought to be armed and potentially dangerous. When the officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop, the driver accelerated and drove away.
The driver collided with a United States Capitol Police van on First Street, and then crashed into a United States Capitol Police SUV on the 300 block of Third Street, Southeast.
The driver and passenger exited the car, fleeing from the scene and attempting to take refuge in an outdoor freezer located behind a restaurant on Pennsylvania Avenue, SE. However, they were discovered and apprehended by U.S. Capitol Police officers. Upon searching, a firearm and a high capacity magazine were both recovered.
Cedae Hardy and Landrell Jordan, both 18 years of age, were pinpointed as the suspects.
The charges include Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle, Carrying a Pistol without a License, Felony Fleeing, Reckless Driving, Assault with a Deadly Weapon (Auto X2), Large Capacity Feeding Device, Destruction of Property, Unregistered Ammunition, and Unregistered Firearm.
Charges brought against the suspects include unauthorized vehicle usage, possessing a firearm without a permit, felony fleeing, driving recklessly, automobile assault, possessing a high-capacity magazine, vandalism, as well as using unregistered ammunition and an unregistered firearm.