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Police Officer Shoots Gun-Wielding Man on H Street

by Tim Regan — May 29, 2016 at 6:00 pm 1 Comment

300 H Street NEA D.C. Police officer shot and critically injured a gun-wielding man on H Street earlier today, authorities said.

The shooting occurred on the 300 block of H Street NE just before 6:30 a.m. today, an MPD press release said.

According to police, an off-duty officer saw a man leaving a store with allegedly shoplifted items. When the officer tried to stop the man, police said the suspect pulled out a gun.

“The suspect failed to comply with the officer’s commands and the officer discharged his weapon,” continues the press release. “The suspect’s weapon was recovered on the scene.”

The man was taken to an area hospital in critical but stable condition, authorities said.

More information from an MPD press release:

Chief of Police Cathy Lanier and Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department responded to a police-involved shooting that occurred on Sunday, May 29, 2016, in an establishment in the 300 block of H Street, Northeast.

At approximately 6:29 am, an off-duty officer observed an adult male carrying objects from the listed location in his arms and backpack.  The officer attempted to stop the individual for shoplifting, when the suspect produced a firearm.  The suspect failed to comply with the officer’s commands and the officer discharged his weapon.  The suspect’s weapon was recovered on the scene.

The suspect was transported to an area hospital in critical but stable condition.

Investigation into this incident continues. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 202-727-9099.

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  • Stop the Stealing

    Kudos to the off-duty police officer for stepping in to stop one instance of rampant stealing.

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