At approximately 10:52 pm, Metro Transit Police responded to the location to investigate a large crowd setting off fireworks. Upon arrival, officers observed an individual holding a weapon and identified themselves as police. The suspect fired multiple rounds at the officers before one of the officers discharged his service weapon striking the suspect. The suspect was transported to an area hospital, in critical condition, where he later succumbed to his injuries. The officer involved in this incident was not injured. The decedent has been identified as Sidney Washington Jr. 21, of Southeast, DC.
The suspect’s weapon was recovered on the scene. This case remains under investigation.