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Stand-off after fatal shooting in Southeast D.C. ends

A standoff between police and a man they say shot another man dead early Wednesday morning in Southeast D.C. has ended, authorities said.

A person has been detained in the incident, according to police, who did not immediately release further details.

According to police, a man was shot overnight in an apartment in the 1700 block of 17th Street, a string of neatly kept two-story row houses near R Street, shortly before 2 a.m. The victim later died from his injuries.

Police say the shooter ran into another residence in the same block and had been in a standoff with police; authorities declared a barricate situation at 3 a.m., and streets in the area were closed to traffic. Most have been reopened.

A SWAT team arrived about 6 a.m., authorities said.

Police have not released detailed information about the suspect or victim, who they said was from Southeast, or what led to the shooting.

This item has been updated.

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