D.C. police arrested a man after an officer exchanged gunfire with him along Benning Road

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D.C. police arrested a man Tuesday morning after an officer exchanged gunfire with him along Benning Road in Northeast Washington, according to authorities. Police said no one was injured.

The incident occurred about 5:25 a.m. in the 1700 block of Benning Road NE, a commercial strip that divides the neighborhoods of Kingman Park and Carver-Langston.

Leslie Parsons, an assistant D.C. police chief, said officers responded to calls for the sounds of gunshots and attempted to make contact with a man in the area. Parsons said the man, “totally unprovoked, produced a firearm and began firing gunshots in the direction of one of our officers.”

Parsons said the officer returned fire. He said police arrested the man a short time later inside a building a block away, in the 1700 block of Gales Street NE. He said police recovered a firearm.

Parsons said the officer activated his body camera, and the video is being reviewed by the department’s Internal Affairs Bureau, which investigates shootings involving police.

Police said Saeve Evans, 37, of Northeast D.C., was arrested and charged with assault on a police officer and carrying a pistol without a license.

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