Northwest DC

Man Killed After Allegedly Shooting Officer in Northwest DC

D.C. police shared a picture of a gun on Twitter that they said was recovered from the suspect

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A police shooting left a man dead and an officer shot and wounded Tuesday in Northwest D.C., police said. 

Police responded to the 1400 block of V Street NW for reports of a man on a balcony holding a long gun, authorities said.

When approached by officers, the man, whose name was not immediately released, went to his door a few times, talked to police and at one point returned with the weapon, authorities said.

Police said they tried to de-escalate the situation but the suspect opened fire.

Police returned fire, killing the man.

An officer was shot and the wound was described as a minor injury.

D.C. police shared a photo of a gun that they said was recovered from the suspect.

Streets in the area were temporarily closed.

Stay with NBC Washington for more details on this developing story.

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