Washington: Police shoot, critically wound armed man

Police did not release the races of either the officer or wounded man.

By: AP | Washington | Published:March 24, 2017 7:44 am

Authorities say police in Washington, DC, shot and critically wounded an armed man who confronted them. Acting Police Chief Peter Newsham said at a news conference Wednesday night that officers responding to a call about a shooting that evening confronted the man with a gun in an apartment building. He says there was a struggle and an officer fired shots.

The department said in a news release yesterday afternoon that the man, 32-year-old Michael Leach, is in critical condition at a local hospital. Police say he has been charged with assault on a police officer and other offenses. Detectives say a gun was recovered at the scene, and the officers’ body camera footage is being reviewed. Police did not release the races of either the officer or wounded man.

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