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Robbery Suspect Shot On Route 1

Suspect in stable condition after attempting to flee.

A Washington D.C. man was shot after attempting to outrun police early Tuesday morning.

Jonathan White, 29, of 21st Place N.E. in Washington, D.C., was admitted to Inova Fairfax Hospital under police custody, according Fairfax County Police spokesperson Mary Mulrenan.

"He has been charged with possession of stolen property and felony speed to allude," Mulrenan said.

According to police, White was spotted driving a stolen Chevrolet Tracker by a Fairfax County police officer from Mount Vernon Station while the officer monitored traffic. The vehicle was allegedly used in a Greenbelt, Md. robbery on Dec. 20, police said.

White was driving northbound on Route 1 at approximately 8:51 a.m. when the officer attempted to stop him. After White refused to pull over, the officer conducted a precision immobilization technique, which forced the vehicle off the road in the 5000 block of Richmond Highway near the Red Roof Inn, Mulrenan said.

White then exited his vehicle while armed and attempted to flee, police said. The officer shot him once in the lower body. He was transported to the hospital by ambulance where he was listed in stable condition following exploratory surgery, Mulrenan said.

Police said White's wound is not considered life threatening.

As part of the police department's procedure, the officer, who was uninjured in the incident, was placed on paid administrative leave pending further investigation. He has been a member of the Fairfax County Police Department for five years.

Detectives are investigating the events leading to the shooting. The suspect's handgun was recovered at the scene.

Fairfax County police indicated that White faces additional charges in Prince George's County, Md., relating to the robbery. The vehicle was stolen in early December in Washington, police said, but D.C. Police were not sure if White would also be charged with stealing the vehicle.