Suspect in shot fired incident near Georgetown University Hospital found dead
WASHINGTON - A shot was fired during a domestic incident that involved a struggle over a gun near Georgetown University Hospital on Saturday.
The Metropolitan Police Department says officers responded around 4:43 p.m. to the area of 38th Street and Reservoir Road in Northwest D.C.
According to a police report, a man approached a woman from behind with a gun while she was standing outside her car, and demanded that they both get in the car.
The report says the suspect pointed the gun at the woman's head and said "get in the vehicle or I will kill us both."
The victim then tried to break free of the suspects grasp, and during the struggle, a gunshot went off.
The round did not hit anybody, and no injuries were reported during the incident.
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Investigators say the incident is "domestic violence related," and that the victim and suspect know each other.
According to the police reports, both the victim and the suspect, identified as Edward Whren, 43, of Southeast, D.C., have the same last name.
On Sunday, police announced officers tried to execute a search warrant in reference to the case at a residence in D.C.
Once inside, officers heard a gunshot and found Whren laying in bed suffering from a gunshot to his head.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigators believe the gunshot was self-inflicted. Police say they recovered a gun next to the Whren's body.