Man Shot by D.C. Police Charged with Assault

WASHINGTON — A man shot and wounded by a police officer in Washington after the man allegedly pointed handgun at the officer has been charged with felony assault on a police officer.

Police say the shooting happened Wednesday near Georgia Avenue and Kenyon Street NW when the man ran from police then pointed a gun at an officer who pursued him. The man’s gun was later found to be unloaded.

The man, identified as 27-year-old Mark A. Vanderhall of Suitland, Md., was ordered held Thursday by a D.C. Superior Court judge. He remains hospitalized and in intensive care as a result of the shooting.

A message left early Friday for Vanderhall’s attorney was not immediately returned.

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