ACPD Investigates Metro Transit Police Officer-Involved Shooting

Published on July 05, 2024

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UPDATE (7/12/24) - The Arlington County Police Department continues to investigate the series of vehicle-related offenses that occurred in the Rosslyn neighborhood on July 5, 2024, and is seeking additional information and details regarding the incident.

The investigation indicates at approximately 11:30 a.m., the suspect entered an occupied vehicle at Fort Myer Drive and 19th Street N. and the vehicle continued to drive before the suspect exited. The vehicle is described as a dark colored Jeep Cherokee possibly with Maryland license plates.

Detectives would like to speak with the occupants of the Jeep Cherokee as part of the ongoing investigation and are requesting they contact the Arlington County Police Department’s Tip Line at 703-228-4180 or ACPDTipline@arlingtonva.us.

UPDATE (7/6/24) – The Arlington County Police Department is announcing charges have been obtained in yesterday’s series of vehicle-related offenses in the Rosslyn neighborhood. Mark Anthony Johnson-Crestwell, 30, is charged with Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle, Resisting Arrest, Obstruction of Justice and Vehicle Trespass. He remains hospitalized in stable condition.

This remains an active criminal investigation with police continuing to investigate the series of events that occurred. Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact the Arlington County Police Department’s Tip Line at 703-228-4180 or ACPDTipline@arlingtonva.us. Information may also be reported anonymously through the Arlington County Crime Solvers hotline at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

ARLINGTON, Va. (7/5/24) – The Arlington County Police Department is investigating a Metro Transit Police officer-involved shooting following a series of vehicle-related offenses in the Rosslyn neighborhood.

The preliminary investigation indicates just prior to 11:30 a.m. on July 5, the adult male suspect approached an occupied vehicle at 19th Street N. and Fort Myer Drive and unsuccessfully attempted to open the vehicle’s door by pulling on the door handle before the driver drove away. The suspect continued walking along Fort Myer Drive, approached a second, unrelated, occupied vehicle, opened the back door, entered the vehicle and began yelling at the driver who subsequently exited their vehicle. A Metro Transit Police officer observed the incident and gave the suspect commands to exit the vehicle. After the suspect exited, a struggle ensued as the officer attempted to take the suspect into custody, during which the suspect fled the scene on foot.

A foot pursuit was initiated, during which Metro Transit Police deployed pepper spray. The suspect continued to flee on foot and entered a running, unoccupied trash truck at N. Kent Street and 19th Street N. A Metro Transit Police officer gave the suspect commands to exit and the suspect remained inside the vehicle. The officer then discharged their firearm, striking the suspect. Metro Transit Police immediately began lifesaving measures before medics transported the suspect to an area hospital. The suspect remains hospitalized in stable condition.

There are no outstanding suspects and no ongoing threat to the community related to this incident.

This remains an active criminal investigation. The preliminary investigation indicates the suspect may have attempted to enter additional vehicles. Anyone whose vehicle may have been entered or who has additional information related to this incident is asked to contact the Arlington County Police Department’s Tip Line at 703-228-4180 or ACPDTipline@arlingtonva.us. Information may also be reported anonymously through the Arlington County Crime Solvers hotline at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

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