WASHINGTON - The gunman who allegedly shot a U.S. Park Police officer Wednesday in Northwest has been pronounced dead. Authorities have identified him as 30-year-old Turell Delonte Campbell.
U.S. Park Police spokesperson Thomas Twiname made the announcement during an evening press conference close to the scene of the shooting.
2 people shot, including US Park Police Officer in Northwest
According to Twiname, the shots were fired around 2:30 p.m. in the area of 12th Street across from M Street Towers. First responders found the suspect and the officer suffering from gunshot wounds when they arrived. Both were transported to a nearby hospital and while the officer, Twiname said, is recovering, the alleged gunman has succumbed to his injuries.
2 people shot, including a U.S. Park Police Officer in Northwest
Twiname mentioned that the suspect's firearm was recovered from the scene.
The Metropolitan Police Department is handling the investigation. U.S. Park Police will release the bodycam footage within 30 days, and the officer involved in the shooting has been placed on paid administrative leave.
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