Metropolitan Police Department

Officer Shot, Wounded Responding to Call in Southeast DC

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A D.C. police officer was shot and wounded after he responded to a call for service Tuesday afternoon in Southeast D.C.

Police say the officer has an injury that’s not believed to be life-threatening after he was shot in the leg in the 3400 block of A Street SE, near East Capitol Street SE. 

Police were called to the block just before 2 p.m. for a report of a person who had been barred entry to an apartment complex. Officers confronted the suspect and a physical altercation occurred. 

The suspect took out a gun and the officer was shot. 

Mark Crawford, 30, was charged with assault on a police officer while armed, resisting arrest, felon in possession, possession of an unregistered firearm, possession of unregistered ammunition and receiving stolen property.

Crawford was also charged in two other incidents.

After 9 a.m. March 10, a man entered a building in the 3400 block of A Street SE, displayed a gun and threatened a victim before leaving, police said. Crawford is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon.

Before 8:30 a.m. March 13, a man forced his way into a home in the 100 block of 35th Street SE, displayed a gun and stole property, police said. Crawford is charged with armed burglary.

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