Police shoot, critically wound armed man in Washington DC 

Authorities say police in Washington, D.C., shot and critically wounded an armed man who confronted them.

Published: 23rd March 2017 06:11 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd March 2017 06:11 PM   |  A+A-

By Associated Press

WASHINGTON: Authorities say police in Washington, D.C., shot and critically wounded an armed man who confronted them.

Acting Police Chief Peter Newsham said at a news conference Wednesday night that officers responding to a call about a shooting confronted the man with a gun in a hallway on Wednesday evening. He says there was a struggle and at least one officer fired shots. Newsham says the man was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

Newsham says police recovered a gun at the scene. He says investigators are piecing together statements from officers and witnesses and reviewing body-camera footage.

He did not release the races of either the officer or wounded man.

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