One police officer is in now in critical but stable and the other is in fair condition after being hit by a car in Northwest, D.C. on Thursday night. A D.C. Department Of Transportation worker was also hit and injured in the same accident.
The accident happened in the 2400 block of 18th Street NW in Adams Morgan around 9 p.m.
Police say the officers and a traffic control aid were hit at a high-rate of speed by a truck in the middle of a busy D.C. street. The officers hit were on-duty bike patrol officers. It is unclear if the officers were on the side walk or in the street when the crash happened.
Police say a driver of a white pickup truck hit all three victims and kept driving. The victims have been identified as Alen Bukvic, Richard R. Duranne and Pamela Ann Johnson. The suspect was taken into custody after police say he crashed into an unoccupied car about a block away. Police say both passengers in the striking car were taken into custody. D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham said during a press conference on Thursday that a weapon was recovered from the truck.
The department of transportation worker and one of the police officers were seriously injured, but their injuries are considered non-life threatening. The other police officer has now been upgraded to serious condition.
All three victims were taken to an area hospital.
Police originally charged the two suspects in connection with the incident. Dwayne Nicholas Taylor, 23 of Prince George, Va. was charged for possession of unregistered firearm/unlawful possession of a firearm or destructive device, but the charges were later dropped.
Brandon Figures-Mormon, 22, of Disputanta, Va. is being charged for assault with intent to kill and possession of unregistered firearm/unlawful possession of a firearm or destructive device.
At this time, there is no known motive for the crash.