The Black Lives Matter chapter in Washington, D.C., expressed indignation that police officers who are shot in the line of duty are automatically treated as “heroes” after an officer was shot and wounded Sunday night in Northwest D.C.
A suspect is still at large after opening fire on officers on the street in D.C.’s Petworth neighborhood, the Metropolitan Police Department said. One officer, who has not been named, suffered non-life threatening injuries from being shot and was treated and released from the hospital, police said.
1.23.22 Chief Contee provides update to officer involved shooting in the 1400 block of Quincy St NW pic.twitter.com/8uWoUNz7Hi
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) January 24, 2022