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Ed. Note: There is a fourth district police station located at 750 Park Road, NW.

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 700 block of Park Road, Northwest, on Wednesday, July 5, 2017.

At approximately 10:20 pm, members of the Fourth District encountered an adult male holding a handgun in the 700 block of Park Road, Northwest. The suspect was immediately given verbal commands to drop the weapon. The suspect ignored the officer’s commands and raised the gun towards the officer. The officer fired his service weapon striking the suspect. The suspect fled the scene but was quickly apprehended by responding officers. The suspect was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

On Thursday, July 6, 2017, 28-year-old Kenneth Burley of Southeast, DC, was arrested and charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, Assault on a Police Officer, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

No other individuals were injured during this incident. The officer involved was placed on administrative leave, pursuant to MPD policy.

This case remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at (202) 727-9099.”

From MPD:

“On Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at approximately 10;20 pm a Fourth District officer was involved in a shooting in the 700 block of Park Rd. N.W. The suspect was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries and the officer was not injured. As a result of the shooting the 700 block of Park Rd N.W. will closed until the morning.”


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