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Armed man injured after being shot by officer, DC Police say

The shooting happened in the 1700 block of Minnesota Avenue, Southeast, according to the department.

WASHINGTON — An investigation is underway after a DC Police officer shot and injured a man Monday evening in Southeast, according to D.C. Police. 

The shooting happened around 6 p.m. in the 1700 block of Minnesota Avenue, Southeast, according to the department. 

In a press conference, D.C. Police Chief Robert Contee said the incident began after officers observed alleged narcotic usage in the area. Contee said the officer told the man to leave before noticing the man may have been armed and attempted to stop him. That's when police claim the man took out a gun from his back waistband and brandished the weapon. Contee reports that the officer told the man to stop multiple times before shooting the man. 

The man shot was conscious and breathing, and taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

The officer was not injured in the shooting.

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