WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — An unseasonably warm night turned violent in the District on Thursday when a police officer shot a man following a traffic stop in Northeast.
At least two people fled a car that was pulled over in the 4400 block of Ponds Street.
One of the fleeing suspects got into an altercation with a police officer following a foot chase.
The officer fired at least one shot, striking the suspect in the leg. The wounds are described as non-life threatening.
Police Chief Cathy Lanier told The Washington Post the man was armed with two guns at the time of the altercation.
The officer was not seriously hurt in the fight.
The shooting was the latest in a busy night of incidents for DC police. A teen sustained critical injuries after being stabbed in Northwest while a woman was struck by a van near the Washington Monument, shutting down Constitution Ave. for a number of hours.