Man Dies After Police-Involved Shooting in Southeast D.C.

Area was site of homicide last week

By Mila Mimica
|  Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013  |  Updated 8:21 PM EDT
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News4's Shomari Stone has the latest details in a Southeast D.C. police-involved shooting -- one person was injured and police are now investigating whether the suspects involved had anything to do with a shooting death last week.

Shomari Stone

News4's Shomari Stone has the latest details in a Southeast D.C. police-involved shooting -- one person was injured and police are now investigating whether the suspects involved had anything to do with a shooting death last week.

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Police say a man they shot Monday afternoon in Southeast D.C. while investigating a homicide has died.

The shooting was reported in the 4900 block of G Street SE just before 5 p.m. -- the same block in which 21-year-old Rokeida Spriggs was shot and killed last Friday morning.

D.C. Police say they were attempting to speak to 26-year-old Robert Brown regarding Spriggs' death when he ran away from them.

An altercation followed once police caught up with him and Brown took out a weapon. At that point, a 12-year veteran from the D.C. Police Department shot him and he was pronounced dead Tuesday. 

Monday, police said they had two individuals in custody and a third was on the lam. Police have not confirmed whether Brown or the other suspects were connected to Spriggs' death.

Meanwhile residents of the area told News4 they are tired of the violence and looking to move.

"We came here about 10 months ago and ever since we've been here, every other month, we can't even have access to our unit, we have to come in before it gets dark," Christina Jeter, a mother of three, said. "It's frustrating living here."

Stay with NBCWashington.com and News4 for more on this developing story.

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