Washington, D.C.- Police arrested five people for allegedly shooting at officers, early Tuesday, officials said. No injuries were reported.
The group allegedly fired at police to avoid arrest, not as part of a targeted attack on cops, a police official told The Washington Post.
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.
After about 30 minutes, three women and two men in the SUV surrendered to authorities. None of the five had been publicly identified as of Tuesday morning.
Whether out of protest or to avoid arrest, the climate around the country is clearly changing to one which lacks respect for law enforcement. This comes at no surprise, thanks to the narrative enforced by the media and political leaders, demonizing law enforcement and intentionally inciting unrest. Criminals are becoming more brazen, knowing that the actions of law enforcement are under heavy scrutiny.
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