Minor injured after being shot by DC police officer while allegedly breaking into car

A D.C. police officer shot and wounded a minor who police said was breaking into a car in the early Sunday morning.

According to police, an officer was called to S Street NW, near Benjamin Banneker High School around 2:30 a.m. for a reported break-in.



The officer found the minor sitting inside a car and asked him to raise his hands. Police said the minor then showed a firearm, and the officer shot him.

Assistant Police Chief Andre Wright said the minor was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of “non-life threatening injuries.”

Zeke Hartner

Zeke Hartner is a digital writer/editor who has been with WTOP since 2017. He is a graduate of North Carolina State University’s Political Science program and an avid news junkie.

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