Bystander inside barber shop wounded by police shooting at armed suspect
A person is recovering after being shot by a D.C. police officer. However, the victim was shot by accident.
It happened Wednesday afternoon in the middle of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Southeast D.C.
It started when a store owner who had just been robbed ran out to flag down a police officer.
"Flagged the officers, said he had just been robbed at gunpoint," said D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier. "The officers were able to immediately get behind the suspects involved in that armed robbery in a vehicle."
Police began a chase down the street of the suspects. The suspects got out of the vehicle and one of the them was armed with a weapon.
"But there was one round that we believe was fired from the police officer that went through a window above a barber shop and struck a person inside the barber shop," said Lanier.
The wounded victim taken to the hospital. Chief Lanier says that person hit did not sustain life-threatening injuries.
Police have arrested three suspects involved in this incident.