WASHINGTON – One man is dead and police have ended an ensuing standoff with the alleged killer, Metropolitan Police say.
Police say the suspect shot another man just before 2 a.m. It occurred in the 1700 block of 17th Street, SE, near R Street.
The suspect ran into a building. SWAT teams responded to the scene.
The suspect is described as a black man with dreadlocks. He was wearing a blue and white shirt and jeans.
The victim was shot in the stomach and a bullet grazed his head, police say. He later died at the hospital. The incident is being investigated as a homicide.
Police have not identified the victim. They say a person is in custody, but have not confirmed it is the suspect.
WTOP’s Jamie Fozato contributed to this report. rFollow WTOP on Twitter.
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