WASHINGTON — A police officer has been injured after being shot in Northwest D.C.
It happened on the 4900 block of Kansas Avenue around 7 a.m. A U.S. Park Police officer was shot in the lower body. A law enforcement source told WTOP that the officer’s weapon accidentally discharged during the execution of a search warrant.
He was taken to the hospital.
The investigation blocked traffic on 5th and Farragut streets in both directions for a few hours, as police converged in the area.
A US Park Police officer has been shot in the lower body, near intersection of Kansas and 5th NW. Police scanner says officer in stable condition (that's unconfirmed). pic.twitter.com/KwQtwtVe8E
— Neal Augenstein (@AugensteinWTOP) February 21, 2018
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Below is the area where the shooting happened.
WTOP’s Neal Augenstein contributed to this report.