A DC police woman, Charlee Brown, who was shot in the neck Sunday morning while off-duty during a shooting that claimed the life of a 17-year-old and injured 21 people in Southeast DC, is still struggling for her life in a hospital, according to WUSA9.
The 22-year-old officer was shot among others during a cookout near the 3300 block of Dubois Place in Ward 7. DC police said multiple shooters were involved in the incident.
DC Police Chief Peter Newsham told the media that hundreds of people attended the outdoor event, despite the city’s current ban on more than 50 people gathering as part of the coronavirus measures.
Brown’s police academy class has started a GoFundMe page to collect donations for helping her with medical, living and other expenses.
“On the evening of August 9, 2020 Officer Charlee Brown, 22, DC native, college graduate, new officer to the police department was a victim of a mass shooting in SE DC at a local block party. She was shot in the neck and transported to a local hospital where she is currently fighting for her life. We ask that everyone keep praying for Officer Brown and if you are able to contribute anything to this fund to help Officer Brown to recover, regain and maintain her life, it would be immensely appreciated. We also understand this is a trying time for everyone in the world but we hope that you find it in your heart to help this young woman to continue with her goals and come back even stronger to the force,” the organizers say on the GoFundMe page.