Man arrested for simple assault at The Shops at 2000 Penn

Metropolitan Police Department officers arrested a man Wednesday for simple assault at The Shops at 2000 Penn, according to a police report.

At about 8:45 p.m., a woman reported that she had been assaulted, and officers reported to the 2000 Pennsylvania Ave. complex. Officers took Derrick Carter, 35, into custody, the report states.

The woman said she is in a relationship with Carter and after they had a “verbal altercation” in Carter’s vehicle, Carter “dragged” her out of the car, according to the report.

An ambulance arrived on the scene, but the woman refused services, the report states.

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