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.