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WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities say two police officers are wounded and a man is dead after a shooting in Washington D.C. overnight.
Police Chief Peter Newsham said at a news conference that uniformed officers with a crime suppression team were in the northeast neighborhood Thursday night after shots were fired there. He says shots were fired and the officers, who were struck in their lower bodies, fired their weapons. He says a man with gunshot wounds died on the way to the hospital.
Newsham says the officers’ injuries don’t appear to be life-threatening. Police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck said by telephone Friday morning that the officers are in stable condition.
Newsham says a weapon was recovered. Police did not release the names or races of the officers or the man who was fatally shot.