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Off-Duty Pentagon Officer Shoots Teen Who Tried to Rob Him, Police Say

The confrontation happened near Oxon Run Park in Southeast D.C.

A teenager was shot as he allegedly tried to rob a man who turned out to be an off-duty Pentagon police officer, according to D.C. police.

A 16-year-old boy armed with a BB gun attempted to rob the officer in the 1200 block of Mississippi Ave SE near Oxon Run Park about 9:20 p.m., police said. The officer tried to disarm the teen, then fired their service weapon.

The teen was hit in the arm and taken into custody. He was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The off-duty officer works for the Pentagon Force Protection Agency.

The teen was charged with assault with intent to commit robbery while armed.

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