The Blotter: D.C. officer injured, suspect killed in Southeast shooting

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A carjacking suspect was shot and killed and a D.C. police officer injured during a confrontation in Southeast Washington, police said. The shooting happened around 2:15 p.m. Wednesday in the 800 block of Barnaby Street SE. The suspect got out of the carjacked vehicle with a gun and was shot by officers, police said. They also said initially that an officer sustained a graze wound, but later said they were not sure how he was injured.

Pot charges dropped against Hagel's son

Fairfax County prosecutors dismissed marijuana charges against the 20-year-old son of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, according to court officials. Charles Ziller Hagel was arrested June 19, 2012, and issued a summons on a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana, according to court officials. Hagel was found with less than a gram of marijuana residue in his vehicle in the parking lot of the Spring Hill Recreation Center, according to court papers. The charges were dismissed after Hagel performed 100 hours of community service as part of a first offender program, said Fairfax County Commonwealth's Attorney Raymond F. Morrogh. According to the Washington Free Beacon, the defense secretary attended the hearing for his son Wednesday morning before Judge Thomas E. Gallahue in Fairfax County District Court.

Accidental shooting at Arlington Cemetery

One person was injured after an accidental shooting at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day.

The shooting, first reported by ARLnow.com, occurred Monday, hours before President Obama laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. A military spokeswoman said the gun fell out of a visitor's car and, as the owner tried to retrieve it, a shot went off and struck a passenger in the leg.

- Scott McCabe

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Scott McCabe

Staff Writer - Crime
The Washington Examiner
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Naomi Jagoda

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The Washington Examiner