A Metro Transit Police Department officer fatally shot someone near the Deanwood Metro station late on the Fourth of July, the transit agency says.
Sherri Ly, a Metro representative, confirmed the incident on Monday morning, but deferred further comment to the Metropolitan Police Department, which is leading the investigation. NBC4 and FOX5 report that the shooting happened around 11 p.m. near 49th and Quarles streets NE. The Deanwood Recreation Center and library abut the intersection; the Metro station and the former Ron Brown Middle School—soon to be repurposed—are located about a block away.
City Desk has reached out to MPD for comment and will update this post when we hear back.
Update, 1:52 p.m.: In a release, D.C. police say MTPD officers arrived on the scene to look into reports of a “large crowd setting off fireworks.” Identifying themselves as police, they encountered someone “holding a weapon.”
“The suspect fired multiple rounds at the officers before one of the officers discharged his service weapon striking the suspect,” the release explains. “The suspect was transported to an area hospital, in critical condition, where he later succumbed to his injuries. The officer involved in this incident was not injured.”
The shooting occurred on the 1300 block of 49th Street NE, MPD adds; the alleged shooter has not been identified while his next-of-kin are notified. Police did not specify the age of the deceased.