A U.S. Park Police officer was rushed to the hospital Wednesday morning after being shot in the lower body when serving a search warrant.
A U.S. Park Police officer was wounded the morning of February 21, 2018, by a gun shot. This occurred in Northwest Washington, D.C., when executing a search warrant.
According to WTOP, the incident took place around 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, on the 4900 block of Kansas Avenue.
WTOP was told by a law enforcement source that the police officer was wounded in the lower body. The incident occurred when the officer was conducting the search warrant, during which the gun accidentally discharged.
The officer was immediately rushed to MedStar Washington Hospital Center, and is currently in stable condition. Although there is no suspect in the incident, the area on 5th and Farragut was shut down by police for an investigation.
As the investigation has been ongoing, there is the possibility that the shooting was a result of a SWAT officer’s gun accidentally discharging. Below is the tweet in reference to this statement.
Update on investigation into US Park Police officer shot this morning. Law Enforcement source now says one SWAT officer may have shot another in an accidental discharge while serving a warrant.
— Paul Wagner (@Fox5Wagner) February 21, 2018
In regards to the incident, no name or age of the U.S. Park Police officer has been released to the public. The only information given was that the officer was a male individual.
In addition, there was no information released about why the house was being searched or why there was a warrant issued in the first place. There were also no details released about the owners of the home or the previous history of the home.
The investigation is still in progress.