DC police officer shot during gunfire exchange with suspect in Northeast

A D.C. police officer was shot in his bulletproof vest Sunday while attempting to carry out a search warrant in the 100 block of 36th Street Northeast.

Police chief Peter Newsham said the suspect confronted his officers with a gun, at about 4:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

When the suspect resisted the officers’ attempts to serve the search warrant, the department’s emergency response team was called.

Eventually, the suspect surrendered and was taken into custody, but not before shooting at police. The suspect, whose name has not yet been released, was also shot.

No one else was in the home during the shooting.

The officer was treated and released at a hospital, and the suspect’s injuries were considered non life-threatening.

The search warrant was related to gun charges, Newsham said.

“We’re serious about getting illegal firearms out of our community,” Newsham said.

Below is a map of where the shooting took place.


Dan Friedell

Dan Friedell is a digital writer for WTOP. He came to the D.C. area in 2007 to work as digital editor for USATODAY.com, and since then has worked for a number of local and national news organizations.

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