Navy police officer shot in Washington D.C. while off-duty

Zane Kentner, a navy police officer (master-at-arms), was shot early Saturday morning. (Facebook)

A master-at-arms sailor was shot early Saturday morning while celebrating with friends before his upcoming deployment overseas.

Witnesses say their friend, Zane Kentner, was shot in the chest during an altercation -that he was allegedly only a bystander to- outside the bars near Washington D.C.’s Dupont Circle.

According to D.C. Police, the gunman punched two people just before shooting Kentner at around 3:20 a.m.

“After a brief foot pursuit, officers apprehended the suspect and recovered a handgun,” police said in a news release.

27-year-old Ryan Demtric Matthews was charged with assault with intent to kill, carrying a pistol without a license, possession of an unregistered firearm and ammunition, and two counts of simple assault.

Kentner, who is based at Naval Support Activity Bethesda, had just received a Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal a few days prior to the incident, according to Fox5.

Investigators have not confirmed whether Kentner was an “innocent bystater” – as his frineds and family have reported on social media- or not.

D.C. Police reported Kentner as in “critical but stable condition.”

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