Metropolitan Police Department on Saturday identified the man as 33 year-old Benjamin Alexander Gwyn of northwest Washington.Police said previously that officers interrupted a robbery in progress around 11:30 p.m. Thursday in the popular 14th Street corridor of northwest Washington. Police said when officers tried to detain Gwyn, he pulled a gun and began fleeing.
Gwyn and police exchanged gunfire and he was found soon after with a gunshot wound to the head. No officers were injured. Police say preliminary information indicates Gwyn may have turned the gun on himself