A D.C. police officer was involved in a shooting around midnight Friday near the eastern edge of the District, authorities said.

One man was reportedly shot during the incident on Clay Terrace NE.

Police said the man was conscious and breathing.

No injuries to officers were reported.

As of early Saturday, no official information was available about the circumstances.

One law enforcement source, who declined to be quoted by name because the matter was under investigation, said authorities were looking into the possiblity that an officer interrupted a robbery.