DC carjacking suspect who shot Trump official and others in 11-hour crime spree had previous felony charges dropped

The man who was accused of being involved in eight dangerous crimes across an 11-hour period in Washington, D.C., had been arrested on felony charges almost two years ago to the day — but they were ultimately dropped by the U.S. attorney’s office.

Police fatally shot and killed Artell Cunningham, 28, of Suitland, Maryland, on Tuesday following a string of carjackings and shootings on Monday that hospitalized a former Donald Trump administration official, who is still in critical condition, and led to the theft of several vehicles.

Court documents from Jan. 23, 2021, show that Metropolitan Police Department officers responded to calls of a shooting at an apartment building near Anacostia and Fairlawn and located Cunningham attempting to gain access to the apartment his siblings were inside. He became “physically
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