An off-duty D.C. police officer shot and wounded a Northeast man Monday night during a scuffle outside the Super Pride market, 5110 Nannie Helen Burroughs Ave. NE.
Officer James A. Hairston, who works off duty as a clerk at the market, shot Adam Tyree Boyd, of 726 51st St. NE, in the leg after Boyd attacked the officer with a piece of wood, police said. They said Boyd had complained that the officer unfairly ejected Boyd's son from the supermarket property. Boyd was listed in fair condition at Washington Hospital Center.
In a second shooting incident, Officer William Welch's service revolver accidentally discharged yesterday as he was attempting to arrest two occupants of a reportedly stolen car at a busy downtown intersection, police said.
When Welch approached the 1979 Chevrolet at 11th and G streets NW and thrust his hand with the revolver in one of the car windows, the driver suddenly drove off, deflecting Welch's hand and causing the weapon to discharge harmlessly, police said. The car crashed moments later and police arrested Michael Wilkins, 21, of 1400 Euclid St. NW, charging him with unauthorized use of a vehicle. A second suspect got away.