WASHINGTON - A police officer was involved in a shooting in Downtown D.C. near the Capital One Arena Monday night.
The incident, according to D.C. Police's Executive Assistant Chief Jeffery Carroll, happened around 8:30 p.m.
Man Shot by Police in DC's Penn Quarter neighborhood
Executive Assistant Chief Caroll said that the shooting took place in the 900 block of F Street Northwest in the Penn Quarter neighborhood – near where the Downtown Holiday Market is being held.
During a late-night press conference, blocks away from the shooting, Carroll revealed that officers approached a man who they believed was carrying an illegal firearm.
The man took off running, Carroll said, and as the officers attempted to stop that individual, he flashed a gun, and an officer shot the man.
Carroll said that a firearm was recovered at the scene, but many other details are still under investigation.
In the meantime, the officer involved in the shooting has been placed on administrative leave.
Carroll said the man who was shot is currently being treated at a local hospital and is in stable condition.
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