Public Information Office: 202-727-4383
September 8, 2016
MPD Officer Involved Shooting:
3800 Block of Georgia Avenue, Northwest
(Washington, DC) – Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department responded to a police-involved shooting that occurred in the 3800 block of Georgia Avenue, Northwest on Wednesday, September 7, 2016.
At approximately 1:44 pm, a uniformed MPD officer was flagged down in reference to an unknown individual walking northbound in the 3800 block of Georgia Avenue, Northwest, firing a handgun. The officer went to investigate and observed the suspect walking on the east side of the street where it was highly crowded with pedestrian and vehicular traffic. The officer approached the suspect and issued several verbal commands directing the suspect to drop the weapon. The subject ignored the officer’s commands and continued walking and shooting. The officer then discharged his service weapon striking the suspect. The suspect was subsequently arrested and transported to the hospital for further medical assistance.
The suspect’s handgun was recovered on the scene. 22-year-old Marc Jeffers of Northwest, DC was arrested and charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun), Carrying a Pistol Without a License, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Discharging a Firearm, Possession of an Unregistered Weapon and Ammunition, and Possession of a Prohibited Weapon.
No pedestrians or officers were injured during this incident. This case remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 202-727-9099.