A DC Police officer is recovering from a gunshot wound to the left calf. He was among 3 officers from the 5th District Focus Mission unit who were patrolling the streets in the Trinidad neighborhood in Northeast when they encountered three men drinking in an alleyway off of Penn Avenue [Street?].
Investigators say two men complied with a request to pour their alcohol out but a third man took off and was caught a short time later. As they attempted to arrest him, police say there was a struggle and the suspect fired a gun that was in his waistband, hitting himself in the left thigh and the officer in the left calf.
The unidentified officer is expected to make a full recovery. The suspect underwent surgery Tuesday night. He'll be charged with assaulting a police officer, a far more serious charge than drinking in public.
04 April 2007
Suspect Fires Gun in Pants - Shoots Officer and Himself
This would have been so much funnier if the officer hadn't been hit...from WUSA9: