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Monday, March 9, 2009

THE DISTRICT

Officer Fatally Shoots Suspect

An off-duty police officer shot and killed a man after the man tried to rob him early yesterday, D.C. police said.

Police said Jelani Khalid Slay, 34, of Clinton was armed and wearing a mask when he approached the officer, who was in his personal vehicle in the 5300 block of B Street SE about 5 a.m. Sunday.

The officer got out of his car and exchanged gunfire with Slay, who fled on foot, police said.

Authorities found Slay nearby, and he was pronounced dead a short while later.

Police said Slay shot another robbery victim, whose injuries were not life-threatening.

Officials did not identify the officer or the wounded victim. The officer is an 18-year veteran of the force, currently assigned to the 4th District.

This incident is the second fatal D.C. police-involved shooting this year.

-- Bill Turque

Recruiting Tests for Police Set

The D.C. police department's recruiting branch has scheduled four testing dates this month for people who want to become officers. Walk-in candidates are welcome.


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