Southeast D.C. police-involved shooting injures one person
WASHINGTON (WJLA) - A man who was shot by a Metropolitan Police Department officer in an encounter Monday night in Southeast Washington has died, officials say.
One person remains in custody and another on the loose after the shooting, which happened just before 5 p.m. in the 4900 block of G Street SE, very close to the location of another incident that happened late last week.
Robert Brown, 26, died about two hours after being shot, MPD officials say.
D.C. Police say officers were at the Southeast apartment complex to canvass neighbors and look for clues in that murder case, when an officer tried to stop a man in a hallway to question him -- and he took off running.
"As he exited the building into the parking lot, he pulled a gun from his waistband and turned towards the officer," said MPD Assistant Chief Alfred Durham said.
The officer opened fire, shooting the suspect. MPD officials say that two people are in custody in connection to this shooting and another remains on the loose. One of those in custody is the person who was shot.
It's the second time in just three days that there has been trouble in this neighborhood.
According to sources, the shooting took place at the same apartment building as the murder last week where a woman named Rokeida Spriggs was shot and killed.
It was at about 1 a.m. Friday when a person opened fire on Rokeida Spriggs' apartment door. A round hit her in the chest, and the mother of three died from injuries. Investigators are still trying to piece together why it happened.
"She lost her life over nothing," says Spriggs' aunt Shavon Tinch, who is heartbroken. "I'm just hurt right now. She lost her life, but not only that, her babies don't have a mother no more."
D.C. Police confirm that a black male fled the scene on Monday in a black Toyota, and that the victim who was shot was transported to a nearby trauma center.
No officers were injured.