An off-duty officer with the Washington DC Metro Police Department was reportedly working a part-time security job when he encountered a group of individuals, at least one of whom was reportedly armed with a weapon.

According to US News and World Report, the officer—whose name has not been released—said in a statement he feared for his life when he discharged his department-issued service weapon.

Two individuals—reportedly a man and a teenager—were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening wounds.