Officer-involved shooting in Alexandria is 3rd in DC region in 2 days

A man is in the hospital after being injured in an officer-involved shooting in Alexandria, Virginia, around 4 a.m. Friday.

Police were looking into a burglary in an apartment building on North Beauregard Street when they found a suspect with a firearm.

Two officers shot and wounded the suspect, according to a news release; and he was taken to the hospital. Police said he has serious injuries that are not life-threatening.

Per Alexandria police policy, the two officers have been placed on administrative leave, and Virginia State police will handle the criminal investigation into the shooting.

This incident marks the third time in two days that officers in the D.C. region were involved in gun violence.

In Prince George’s County Thursday afternoon, police shot at a suspect who they believe was involved in distributing drugs. A car chase followed, and the suspect got away.

The second happened Thursday night, when officers shot a man who was waving and firing a handgun erratically in Southeast D.C.

None of the incidents were fatal, and no officers were injured in any of the three incidents.

Below is a map of the area near the Alexandria shooting.

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