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DC Officers Shot: 2 Cops Hurt But Stable, Suspect Dead

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Two officers were shot in Washington, D.C., Thursday night. Both are expected to recover from their injuries. (Jaromír Chalabala/Dreamstime.com)

By    |   Friday, 24 Feb 2017 07:41 PM

Two Washington, D.C., police officers were shot Thursday night in the Trinidad neighborhood of the city and a suspect in those shootings is dead.

The officers were in the area of Holbrook and Morse Streets NE around 10:40 p.m. to investigate gunshots heard in the area earlier that night, NBC 4 reported. The officers were attempting to stop the suspect when the struggle broke out, leading to shots being fired.

The neighborhood is less than 2 miles from the U.S. Capitol.

One officer was shot in the leg and the other in the torso. After one had to have surgery, both were stable Friday and are expected to recover from their injuries, The Washington Post reported.

The suspect, 47-year-old Timothy Lionel Williams, was pronounced dead at a hospital, the Post reported.

A semi-automatic weapon recovered at the scene is said to belong to the suspect. In addition to that weapon, seven others were recovered Thursday night in the area, NBC 4 reported.

"These brave men and women are working hard, but we need to better support our officers in the community," In a news conference, Ward 5 council member Kenyan R. McDuffie said in a news conference, the Post reported. "This gun violence is a scourge on our community. It is a scourge on the city. We need action."

"We had two of our officers that were out there ... as a result of them being involved in [getting illegal firearms out of the community], both of them ended up in the hospital with gunshot wounds," D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham said, NBC 4 reported. "Our police officers should never have to experience that."

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