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D.C. police officer injured, suspect wounded in shooting

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A D.C. Police officer was injured Tuesday evening after a police-involved shooting that sent a man to the hospital.

MPD officers say they responded to a harassment complaint reported by a woman at 11 p.m. Tuesday in the 6400 block of 13th Street NW. Police had been called to the home in the past; the man involved in the incident had made several attempts in the past to see his estranged wife.

Officials say the man was armed with a knife when officers arrived, according to preliminary reports. Police said that there was a “scuffle” between the suspect and two police officers, during which the suspect was shot in the head.

"Police were looking into the possibility of an unlawful entry (and) confronted the suspect,” says MPD Chief Cathy Lanier.

Authorities say that the officer sustained minor injuries, but would not specify what type of injury, since the incident is under investigation.

In previous incidents, the suspect had been gone by the time police arrived. ABC7 learned that there has been a restraining order against the man. Officials say he is in stable condition.

The officer who was assaulted was also transported to the hospital to be treated for his injuries, D.C. police said.  One of the officers, a 10-year veteran of the force, has been placed on administrative leave.

The suspect is identified as 46 year-old David Valentine Young of NW D.C. He is charged with one count of burglary, assault on a police officer and criminal contempt.

 


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