“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department are investigating a shooting that occurred on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at approximately 11:36 pm. An adult male victim was standing at the intersection of Hamlin Street and Queens Chapel Road, Northeast, when he was approached by a suspect who brandished a hand gun, demanded the victim’s property, and then shot the victim multiple times.
An off duty MPD officer witnessed the offense and approached the suspects. The first suspect shot at the officer, who returned fire using his service weapon. A second suspect also shot at the officer, who again returned fire. It is unknown if the officers shots took effect. The suspects fled the scene heading northwest bound in the 1800 block of Queens Chapel Road, Northeast. The victim of the shooting was transported to a local hospital for treatment. There were no other reported injuries.
The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”