The Washington Post has published a follow-up on the police-involved shooting that occurred on Georgia Avenue and Randolph Street Wednesday afternoon.
The suspect in the shooting is 22-year old Marc Jeffers, who lived in 16th Street Heights. According to WaPo, Jeffers was sentenced in 2010 to three years in prison for robbing an Ethiopian restaurant on 14th Street Northwest, according to the paper, and was on supervised release until May 2018.
The article states that around 1:45pm Jeffers was walking up the eastside of Georgia Avenue from Quincy Street and began firing a .45 caliber Glock handgun across Georgia toward Metro buses in front of Safeway. A witness flagged down an MPD mountain bike officer who then approached Jeffers. The officer ordered him three times to put his weapon down, and when Jeffers moved to point the gun at a bystander, the officer fired at Jeffers, striking him. (Jeffers was taken to a hospital and survived his wound.) No one else was injured during the incident.
Here is a quick video of the officer firing on the suspect:
Kudos to MPD for dealing with the incident with no loss of innocent life. I hope those who witnessed the event are ok, as is the officer who had to shoot the suspect.
Related Story from Petworth News:
- MPD-involved shooting at Georgia and Randolph Street (September 7, 2016)