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Washington D.C. Police Release Video Of Deon Kay Shooting

Washington D.C. Police Release Video Of Deon Kay Shooting

On Thursday, Police in Washington, D.C., released a video showing the incident involving Deon Kay, a Black man who was shot and killed Wednesday by police officers.

Metropolitan Police Department released a video explaining that the officers were responding to a report of a man with a gun shortly after 3:45 p.m. Wednesday when they spotted multiple people inside a parked vehicle in southeast D.C., police said.

“Mr. Deon Kay exited the vehicle and began to run on foot,” the statement reads, adding that officers ran after him. “An officer observed Mr. Kay brandish a firearm and subsequently the officer discharged his service weapon once, striking Mr. Kay in the chest.”

The police footage, which begins roughly 1 minute and 15 seconds into the video, shows officers pull up and stop as an officer rushes out of the vehicle and begins running.

“Don’t move,” he yells repeatedly.

The officer then appears to turn around and find the man, wearing a white shirt and dark-colored pants, approach from his side.

A single gunshot is heard being fired as the man falls to the ground.

Someone then yells, “he tossed it down there.”

The footage is then shown in slow motion showing that Deon Kay was carrying a firearm in his right hand. Kay, 18, was taken to an area hospital, where he later died.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for Washington D.C. and MPD’s Use of Force Review Board are now reviewing the shooting. The officers involved in the shooting were placed on administrative leave, police said.

WARNING: VIDEO MAY BE DISTURBING TO SOME

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