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A bullet failed to stop the driver of a stolen car this afternoon in Columbia Heights, according to authorities. A Park Police officer fired a shot at around 3:20 p.m., after pulling over the driver of a green 1997 Honda Accord with Virginia plates at the intersection of Park
Street Road NW and Hiatt Place NW (one block east of 16th Street), said Sgt. Robert Lachance, a Park Police public information officer.
The driver fled the scene in the car. By 5 p.m. police had not located the driver, despite the helicopter spinning laps overhead, the K-9 officers wandering around, and the mob of police cars. Lachance would not say whether the officer fired his gun at the driver or at the car. He also would not say if police believed the man had been hit. He did say officers were searching local hospitals for gunshot victims.
Soon after the shooting, police arrested two men near the 1100 block of Park Street. One of the men was found hiding under a house, Lachance said. He would not say if the men were traveling in the stolen Honda.