Photo by Brittany Delafose
MPD originally reported:
“Alert: Shooting at 1229 at 1400 block of Morse RD NE. Lookout for 3 B/M wearing Black Jacket Blue Jeans. Last seen E/b 1500 blk Gales st NE”
Alan Henney reported at 10:45pm:
“u/d 2 OFFICERS SHOT and SUSPECT SHOT- Morse St at Holbrook St NE-DC.”
“Two police officers are in stable condition Friday after they were involved in a Thursday night shooting in northeast D.C. that left a suspect dead. Acting D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham, alongside Mayor Muriel Bowser, told reporters just after midnight that the two uniformed officers who suffered non-life threatening injuries were being treated at area hospitals.”
Thanks to all who sent updates last night and this morning. Further updates when the full MPD report is released.
Full update from MPD:
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s (MPD) Internal Affairs Bureau are investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred in the 1200 block of Holbrook Street, Northeast, on Thursday, February 23, 2017.
At approximately 10:42 pm, members of the Fifth District Crime Suppression Team were in the area responding to previous sounds of gunshots when they attempted to stop a subject. The subject attempted to flee and ignored multiple commands from the officers to stop. A struggle ensued and there was an exchange of gunfire.
DC Fire and EMS transported the suspect to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The suspect has been identified as 47-year-old Timothy Lionel Williams, of no fixed address.
Two MPD officers sustained non-life-threatening gunshot wounds and were transported to a local hospital in stable condition. One of the officers has currently been released from the hospital, and both are expected to make a successful recovery.
The suspect’s gun was recovered on scene and is pictured below.
No other individuals were injured during this incident. The officers involved were placed on administrative leave, pursuant to MPD policy.
The officers had activated their Body Worn Cameras, and that footage is currently under review.
This case remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at (202) 727-9099.”