WASHINGTON — Police in Washington are identifying a man who they say was shooting a gun on a street and was shot by an officer.

In a statement Thursday they said he is 22-year-old Marc Jeffers of northwest Washington.

Police say that Jeffers was firing a handgun on a busy northwest Washington thoroughfare when he was shot Wednesday afternoon. Police say the officer who shot him ordered him to drop the weapon and he ignored the officer.

Jeffers faces charges including assault with a dangerous weapon.

A police spokeswoman Aquita Brown says Jeffers is black. She did not have the race of the officer involved in the shooting.