ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- Police are investigating a police involved shooting that happened in Alexandria Friday evening.
Alexandria police say they arrested two suspects.
The shooting happened in the 4200 block of Duke Street around 4 p.m. The incident happened when an undercover Alexandria police officer was conducting a narcotics operation involving two suspects, according to authorities.
One of the suspects pulled out a gun and tried to rob the detective. During the struggle the detective fired one round from his gun. Nobody got hurt.
Police arrested Donta Boxley 19, of Alexandria and Nashay Tillis, 18, of Springfield. They were both charged with attempted robbery, use of firearm in the commission of a felony, and conspiracy to commit robbery. Boxley is also being charged with brandishing a firearm. They are both being held without bond, police said.