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Alexandria Police identify man who allegedly struck officer with getaway car

Alexandria Police are searching for a man that has been identified as the suspect behind a hit-and-run that injured an officer in Old Town early on Monday night (Dec. 27).

APD says that Nnanyereugo Onuoha is on the run driving a newer model Black Honda Pilot with Maryland tags 1EV8163.

Police were responding to an armed individual in a domestic dispute in the 2400 block of Mandeville Lane near the Eisenhower East area at around 6:18 p.m., and found the suspect near the 200 block of Swamp Fox Road, which is near the Alexandria jail.

“As Onuoha fled the scene, he struck one officer with his vehicle and another officer was injured while trying to avoid being hit by the suspect,” APD said in a news release. “Both officers were transported to Fairfax Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and have since been treated and released.”

As previously reported, Onuoha’s ex-girlfriend called police and said she was afraid that he had a knife and broke her phone.

Onuoha is wanted for assault and battery on law enforcement and hit and run. APD said that there are also a number of open warrants for him in other jurisdictions.

Anyone with information on Onuoha’s whereabouts is asked to contact APD Investigator at Matt Barnickle by phone at 703-859-5150 or email [email protected]. Callers can remain anonymous.