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