D.C. police identify man shot by officer during alleged robbery attempt in Southeast

October 9, 2013

The man shot by an off-duty D.C. police officer during an apparent robbery attempt Tuesday morning in Southeast Washington had been scheduled to appear in D.C. Superior Court that same morning on an unrelated burglary and assault case, according to court records.

As a result of his injuries, the hearing was postponed. Now, D.C. police said they’ve also charged him with assault with intent to rob in connection with his alleged robbery of the police officer who shot him in the stomach.

Police identified the suspect as Marcus Young, 28, of Southeast. He has not yet been arraigned because as of Wednesday he remained in a local hospital.

Inspector George Dixon, head of D.C. police’s Internal Affairs Division, said the officer, whose name was not released, shot Young after he allegedly tried to rob her in the 1600 block of 18th Street SE.

The incident occurred about 6:50 a.m. The officer, who joined the force in January 2012, was in civilian clothes, Dixon said.

Dixon told reporters Tuesday that the suspect indicated he was armed, but police have not said whether a weapon was recovered. The officer is on routine administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

Young had been scheduled to appear in court at 9:30 Tuesday morning to be arraigned on charges of first-degree burglary and assault. He had been indicted Sept. 24 and failed to show for hearing that day, court records show. Another hearing was set for Tuesday.

Few details of the burglary were available. The indictment alleges the incident occurred May 23; two alleged accomplices were also indicted.

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