DC police say firearm recovered after man shot by officer in northeast

D.C. police say a firearm was recovered after a man was shot by an officer on Monday night in the District.

Officer Sean Hickman told FOX 5 that the incident occurred just before 9 p.m. near Queens Chapel Road and Bladensburg Road in northeast Washington.

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DC police say this firearm was recovered at the scene of an officer-involved shooting on Bladensburg Road Monday. The incident remains under investigation by MPD Internal Affairs Division’s Force Investigation Team. (DC Police)

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He said the department's Violence Suppression Unit responded to the call, and they came across a group of people who were having an altercation. 

The Violence Suppression Unit officers said they spotted a man within the group who had a gun. Officer Hickman said they chased him from Bladensburg Road to V Street, and one of the officers fired a shot, striking the man he was pursuing. The suspect was taken to a nearby hospital. There has been no update on his condition.

Police say the suspect's gun was recovered. Officials posted an image of the firearm they say was recovered on their X platform. The officer who fired their weapon is on paid administrative leave. 

FOX 5's Shomari Stone asked the department if the man pointed the weapon at the officer, and they said that is still under investigation.  No officers were injured. 

This is a developing story. Check back with FOX 5 for updates.