WASHINGTON — An armed suspect wanted on murder charges shot at police officers before running away into a residential building in Northeast D.C. early Tuesday morning, according to DC Police. Officials are keeping a tight perimeter around the neighborhood where he was last seen.
Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) received an early morning 911 call from a citizen that spotted 27-year-old Avery Miler of Southeast D.C. in the 5300 block of Ames Street, Northeast D.C., Assistant Chief Leslie Parsons said. Miler is wanted on a DC Superior Court arrest warrant for first-degree murder while armed in the August shooting death of 25-year-old Aryeh Wolf.
MPD officers responded to Blaine Street NE between 53rd and 55th Street NE after spotting a man that matched the caller's description around 6:28 a.m. Police say Miler allegedly produced a firearm and proceeded to shoot at officers multiple times when they attempted to stop him. Miler ran away from the officers inside a nearby residential building, where he barricaded himself, according to police.
Officers established a perimeter around the block to search for Miler. The United State Marshall Service and Bureau of Alcohol, Tabaco, Firearms, and Explosives have joined the investigation.
According to MPD, the suspect is not in police custody yet, and the scene remains active. Miler was last seen wearing all-black clothing with white letters or symbols on the sleeve of his shirt. He was wearing some type of reflective shoes, Parson said.
MPD said another shooting that took place in the area of Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue Northeast was unrelated to the barricade. Several local schools in the area were on a modified schedule Tuesday due to the scene.
This is a developing story and WUSA9 will continue to update as more information becomes available.
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