Teen Killed, Off-Duty Cop Struggling for Life

During a large gathering in southeast Washington D.C. early Sunday morning, a 17-year-old was killed and many others shot, including a female officer who was off-duty at the time, according to police.

The incident took place around 12:30 a.m., there were over 100 people gathered, D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham told reporters. During the gathering, a dispute broke out, and “multiple weapons were produced” by at least three individuals and they opened fire into the crowd, Newsham said. 

A total of 21 people were shot, 11 of whom were women, and two were teens. One of the teens, 17-year-old Christopher Brown, was pronounced dead according to police. 

Chief Newsham said that the injured off-duty D.C. police officer was transported to the hospital in very serious condition. 

“She is struggling for her life right now,” he said. 

Artola Brown, the mother of the deceased teen, told local reporters that the family has been distraught all day. She said Brown was the father of a 1-year-old child and had another on the way.

Nine of the victims transported to hospitals suffered serious to critical would, according to the D.C. Fire Department.