Man Shoots Potential Robber at H Street Bus Stop


A man shot a suspect who threatened to rob him on H Street NE at about 2 p.m. Tuesday.

The man was standing at a bus stop near Fifth and H Streets NE the afternoon of August 20 when two suspects approached him.  One of those suspects said that he intended to rob the waiting man.  Believing that the suspects were armed, the man took out his legally-possessed firearm and shot at the suspect, striking him in his arm.

Police said that the shooter has a valid concealed-carry pistol license in the District of Columbia.

Businesses in the area were damaged by gunfire, but police said that aside from the individual who threatened a robbery, they had not identified any other injured persons related to this event.

Traffic was closed between Fifth and Seventh Streets NE from 2 p.m. until shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officers said that they believed they had the involved parties in custody, but welcomed any further information related to the incident.

If you have any information or video, please contact MPD at (202) 299-2025, or the Metropolitan Police Department’s Command Information Center at (202) 727-9099. You can also text information to the MPD Text Tip Line at 50411.