Police: Officer shot in leg in Southeast DC

D.C. police said one of their officers was wounded Tuesday afternoon in Southeast while responding to a barring-notice violation.

The incident occurred shortly before 2 p.m. in the 3400 block of A Street Southeast. Officers had been responding to a reported violation of the notice, which is used to keep someone off private property.

A struggle ensued with the suspect, who is a man. According to Assistant Police Chief Chanel Dickerson, that man pulled a gun during the struggle and shot the officer in the leg.

Other officers caught him, and a weapon was recovered.

The officer was hospitalized with an injury that is not life-threatening, Dickerson said.

Charges are pending, and an investigation is underway.

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