2 shot by off-duty DC police officer in Southeast

A man and a teenager were hospitalized after being shot by an off-duty D.C. police officer Friday evening.

D.C. police Sixth District Cmdr. Durriyyah Habeebullah said the officer was working part-time as a security guard for an apartment building in the 300 block of Anacostia Road SE at the time of the shooting.

Habeebullah said the officer “came across a group of males, one armed with a handgun. He discharged his weapon and as a result, an adult male as well as a teen were shot.”

The man and the teen were taken to the hospital in stable condition.

A news release from D.C. police said that the officer feared for his safety. The officer has been placed on administrative leave while the incident is investigated.

Below is the area where it happened.

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