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DC police officer shoots person that fired gunshots at him, MPD says

The off-duty Metropolitan Police Officer was confronted by a person who was armed with a gun. This is when an exchange of bullets ensued.
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WASHINGTON — A DC police officer shot a suspect Friday evening after he was fired at in the 4200 block of Minnesota Avenue, Northeast, around 11 p.m.

The off-duty Metropolitan Police Officer was confronted by a person who was armed with a gun. This is when an exchange of bullets ensued, according to MPD. 

The suspect was transported by DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services to an area hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

During a search of the area where the suspect fled the shooting scene, a firearm was recovered, said MPD.

No further information has been released by DC Police about the shooting.

WUSA9 will continue to update this story as more information comes into our station and newsroom.

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