- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 5, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) - Authorities say a Metro Transit Police officer fatally shot a man who fired at officers near a Metro station in northeast Washington.

D.C. police said in a statement Tuesday that Metro Transit Police officers investigating a large crowd setting off fireworks near the Deanwood Metro station late Monday spotted a man holding a weapon.

They identified themselves as officers and police say the man fired multiple rounds at them. One officer returned fire, striking the man, who later died at a hospital.

Police recovered the man’s weapon and will identify him publicly once relatives are notified. Authorities did not release the races of the people involved.

Metro spokeswoman Sherri Ly says the officer who returned fire, a 12-year veteran, is on routine administrative leave.

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