DC Police: Robbery suspect shot when he refused to drop gun

Authorities say police shot a robbery suspect in southeast Washington who refused to drop a gun.

Metropolitan Police Department Interim Police Chief Peter Newsham said at a news conference that a man with a gun robbed a woman Tuesday morning. Other people pursued the man and flagged down officers. He says officers saw the gun and told the man to drop it, then shots were fired.

Newsham says the man was taken to a hospital, where he was in surgery in very serious condition. He says as far as police know, the man didn't fire.

He didn't give details on the races of the officers involved or the man shot.