- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 31, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) - Crab legs. That’s what police say an armed man was trying to steal when he was shot by an off-duty officer in Washington.

The Washington Post cites (https://wapo.st/280QPSU ) a police report as saying the man was trying to steal two bags of frozen crab legs worth $76.54 when he was shot Sunday at a grocery store. Police on Tuesday identified the man as 47-year old Anhtuan Phu Pham. Police say he faces assault and shoplifting charges.

Police say Pham produced a gun and the officer shot him multiple times. Police say the weapon was recovered and that Pham was taken to a hospital in critical but stable condition. It wasn’t immediately clear if he had an attorney.

The police report identifies the officer involved as 26-year veteran Theodore Dyson.

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