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Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 04/26/2011

Man shot by D.C. police is dead

Update, 7:30 p.m.:

The person shot by police Tuesday afternoon in Southeast Washington has died, a police spokeswoman said.

The spokeswoman said that before the 3 p.m. shooting in the 2400 block of Elvans Road, officers had encountered a man with a gun. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said a gun was recovered. Other details were not immediately available.

The age of the person shot was not immediately known, but a woman living in the area said he was someone who frequented the neighborhood and was about 17 or 18.

Earlier:

D.C. Police shot and wounded a man in the 2400 block of Elvans Road SE, authorities said.

The man was shot shortly before 3 p.m., according to police spokeswoman Officer Tisha Gant.

According to D.C. Fire/EMS spokesman Pete Piringer, the man was taken to the hospital with serious and potentially life threatening wounds.

Sgt. Raul Mendez confirmed that an officer shot the man and that no officers were injured in the incident. He declined to discuss the circumstances of the shooting.

Stanton Road is closed going north bound at Suitland Parkway SE because of the police investigation, according to a text alert from Alert DC, the District government’s emergency notification subscription service.

[This post has been updated.]


By Theola Labbé-DeBose and  |  02:59 PM ET, 04/26/2011

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