“Metro Transit Police responded to the location to investigate a large crowd setting off fireworks…The suspect fired multiple rounds at the officers”

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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Internal Affairs Bureau responded to a police-involved shooting that occurred on Monday, July 4, 2016, in the 1300 block of 49th Street, Northeast.

At approximately 10:52 pm, Metro Transit Police responded to the location to investigate a large crowd setting off fireworks. Upon arrival, officers observed an individual holding a weapon and identified themselves as police. The suspect fired multiple rounds at the officers before one of the officers discharged his service weapon striking the suspect. The suspect was transported to an area hospital, in critical condition, where he later succumbed to his injuries. The officer involved in this incident was not injured.

The decedent will be identified once next of kin has been notified.

The suspect’s weapon was recovered on the scene. This case remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 202-727-9099.”

4 Comment

  • Are you implying that because a perpetrator was killed that it was a success? This comment really should removed and any other comment that celebrates the death of a human being.

  • Unfortunate turn of events under any circumstance. But why was Transit there? Seems like its outside their jurisdiction.

    • Metro stations and bus stops are an extension of the community. There are metro assets everywhere. Metro Transit Police are not locked in a bubble; I.e if there is some criminal or potential criminal activity near a metro related asset; it is their business. At the end of the day, they are still bonified Police Officers…they are required to act in the interest of public safety. So even if an incident is non metro related, for example they hear gun shots and they are literally up the street from said gunfire, they are more then welcome to respond. And I hope you have no issue with that, unless you want them to ignore a crime happening and just drive by.

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