Suspect arrested in off-campus carjacking part of string of car thefts

One of the suspects arrested in an attempted carjacking near campus early Wednesday morning was also part of multiple car thefts and another carjacking in D.C., The Washington Post reported Thursday.

Davon Holland, 19, was one of two suspects arrested in an off-campus carjacking attempt. During the incident, a Metropolitan Police Department officer “inadvertently” fired his gun while getting out of his squad car near 23rd and H streets but did not injure himself or others, The Post reported. Holland was arrested near Munson Hall after a resident student reported a “suspicion person” hiding near the building, according to a campus alert.

The incident began when a man was held at gunpoint while trying to enter his green 2014 Toyota Prius on Tuesday night on Georgia Avenue, The Post reported. That vehicle was found about five blocks away, and the suspects allegedly then stole a Ford Fusion and a silver Ford Focus. When police officers attempted to stop the silver car, the Fusion and another car on Foxhall Road, the Fusion’s driver rammed a police car and led officers on a chase that ended on GW’s campus through 24th street, The Post reported.

MPD officers notified University Police Department officers of the incident around 3:30 a.m., according to a campus alert. Police arrested Holland, who they say was driving the Fusion, and charged him with armed carjacking, assault on a police officer and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, according to The Post. MPD officers also arrested a juvenile, according to The Post.

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