Police: ‘Kidnapped’ officer shoots suspect who took off with him still in the car

The officer was able to jump out of the car while it was still moving, police said

By Suzie Ziegler 

WASHINGTON — Metropolitan Police Chief Robert Contee says a suspect “literally kidnapped” an officer after driving away with the cop in the back seat. 

According to 14 News, officers were patrolling on foot when they came across 35-year-old Natango Robinson. Robinson, who had reportedly been chasing someone while holding a gun, ran from police. Robinson got into a car, along with an officer who was trying to stop him, Contee told 14 News. 

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“The officer was actually, literally kidnapped, if you will, in the back seat of the vehicle while this guy is driving down two or three blocks from the initial point of the stop,” Contee said. 

According to the report, the officer commanded Robinson to stop before firing a shot that hit the suspect in the side. The officer then jumped out of the car while it was still moving, police said. 

Contee said two officers were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries and one officer sustained a minor injury. 

Robinson was later found at a hospital getting treatment for critical but non-life-threatening injuries, police said. According to 14 News, Robinson was charged with felony assault and kidnapping, resisting arrest and unlawful possession of a firearm.

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