THE DISTRICT
Man who was shot
by officer identified

A man shot by an off-duty D.C. police officer during an apparent robbery attempt early Tuesday has been identified as a 28-year-old from Southeast Washington, a department spokesman said.

Police said Marcus Young ­faces charges of assault with intent to rob. He remained in a hospital Wednesday recovering from a bullet wound to the stomach.

Police said the off-duty officer, who was wearing civilian clothes, fired once after a man tried to rob her outside an apartment complex about 6:50 a.m.

Inspector George Dixon, head of the department’s internal affairs division, said the officer, whose name was not released, fired once after Young allegedly tried to rob her near her car in the 1600 block of 18th Street SE.

The officer, who joined the force in January 2012, was placed on routine administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation, Dixon said.

— Peter Hermann

VIRGINIA
Twin brothers die
in Loudoun crash

Two people killed in a single-car crash early Sunday have been identified as 26-year-old twin brothers from Leesburg.

Aaron W. and Vincent B. Henry died at the scene of the accident, one of several fatal crashes in Loudoun over the weekend, according to police.

The accident occurred shortly after 1:30 a.m. Sunday near Evergreen Mills and Reservoir roads, authorities said. Their 1994 Ford Explorer was headed north on Evergreen Mills Road when it came to a curve, crossed the center line, ran off the left side of the road and into a tree, according to police.

The impact of the crash caused the SUV to catch fire, and the vehicle was engulfed in flames, police said.

The crash remains under investigation, but speed was determined to be a factor, according to police.

— Caitlin Gibson

Man, 18, charged in
Alexandria stabbing

Farouq Abdullahi, 18, of Alexandria has been arrested and charged with malicious wounding in a stabbing Tuesday evening, police said.

The stabbing occurred about 7 p.m. in the 5400 block of North Morgan Street on Alexandria’s west side. The victim was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The victim, in his late teens, was found with at least one wound to his abdomen by officers who were responding to a report of a fight, police said. A preliminary investigation indicated that two groups took part in the altercation, but police said no other arrests were expected.

— Rachel Weiner

Man falls down
shaft in Arlington

A man fell through a metal grate and down a concrete shaft in Arlington County on Wednesday morning, authorities said.

The middle-aged man was walking down Wakefield Street near his office in Ballston about 10:45 a.m. when the grate collapsed underneath him, Arlington fire Capt. Bill Shelton said. The man fell 15 feet down a parking garage ventilator shaft before hitting the concrete.

The fire department was able to help the man out of the shaft with a ladder, ropes and a basket stretcher. He was taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital “conscious, awake and alert,” Shelton said.

Engineers from the building behind the shaft were on the scene and planned to repair the vent, Shelton said, adding that they would check on other grates in the area.

— Rachel Weiner