A 28-year-old man who District police said was shot while robbing an off-duty officer in October died this week while awaiting trial in the infirmary at the D.C. jail, police said on Tuesday.
Police said they are awaiting autopsy results to determine whether Marcus Young, of Southeast, died of the bullet fired by the officer that wounded him in the stomach. The shooting occurred Oct. 8 in the 1600 block of 18th St. Southeast.
Young was charged with assault with intent to commit armed robbery. He had a preliminary hearing scheduled in D.C. Superior Court for June 30.
Police said that Young confronted the off-duty officer, who was in civilian clothes, about 6:50 a.m. Police said Young had his hand tucked underneath his sweatshirt and was acting as if he was holding a gun. As he approached the officer, court documents say he told her, “Don’t make me pull this out on you.”
Police said the off-duty officer, who was in the area on personal business, shot Young once. Police have not said whether Young had a weapon.