A man was shot Friday morning by police officers in Alexandria, the third incident in less than 24 hours in which police opened fire in the Washington region.

The latest incident happened about 5 a.m. in the 300 block of N. Beauregard Street, a few blocks from Little River Turnpike, when officers were called to investigate a report of a burglary, police said.

Authorities said the man, who had a firearm, was injured and taken to a hospital. An Alexandria police spokesman said he is in stable condition, and two officers are on routine leave while Virginia State Police complete an investigation.

Police weren’t releasing other details Friday about the shooting.

Officers opened fire at two other men a day earlier in incidents in Maryland and the District.

Late Thursday, a D.C. police officer shot and wounded a man in Southeast. That incident happened about 10:30 p.m. in the 5100 block of F Street near Benning Road SE.

Authorities said officers came upon a man who was firing a weapon and confronted him. The man fired and an officer returned fire, according to Assistant Chief Robert Contee.

The man was struck at least once and taken to a hospital with injuries not considered to be life threatening, police said. Internal affairs is investigating the shooting, Contee said, and a weapon was recovered from the scene.

The man was identified as 32-year-old Dennis Byrd of Southeast, police said. He was charged with assault on a police officer while armed and with related weapons charges.

D.C. police officer wounds man in shooting in SE

Another shooting happened that afternoon at a Laurel, Md., apartment complex, where three Prince George’s County officers fired shots at a man who drove away when they tried to stop a vehicle. The man had not been located as of Friday.

Police investigating an officer-involved shooting in Laurel, Md.

Just before the incident, police had the 20-year-old man under surveillance while investigating reports of illegal drug sales in the area, Police Chief Hank Stawinski said Thursday. A uniformed officer in a marked police vehicle approached the man in an Acura when he drove forward.

The chief said “the officer perceived” he was going to be hit and discharged four rounds of gunfire.

As the Acura drove off, more cruisers responded and approached the car in an alley behind the complex, Stawinski said. The Acura and a cruiser collided and at least two other officers fired at the vehicle. The man managed to escape after leading police on a chase into Anne Arundel and Howard counties. The car was later found.

Stawinski said it wasn’t clear whether the driver was struck and declined to say whether officers were fired upon.

Lynh Bui, Clarence Williams and Justin Wm. Moyer contributed to this report.

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