Document: MPD Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting

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The Metropolitan Police Department’s (MPD) Internal Affairs Bureau is investigating an MPD officer-involved shooting that occurred on Feb. 9 on the 1400 block of Bangor Street, SE.

According to MPD documents, officers were on proactive patrol in the area when they identified themselves and attempted to speak to an individual in a courtyard at the location. The man fled into a nearby alley.

When officers entered the alley, the individual pulled out a firearm and appeared to discharge at least one round. The individual then pointed the firearm at the officers. Officers then fired, striking the suspect.

The officers immediately rendered aid to him, and summoned DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS), who transported him to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect was identified as 35-year-old Kenneth Coleman, and was arrested and charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, carrying a pistol without a license, possession of an unregistered firearm, and possession of unregistered ammunition.

The suspect’s firearm was recovered at the scene.

The officers involved have been placed on administrative leave, and their body-worn camera footage, which were activated at the time of the incident, will be released pursuant to the District’s law.

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