District police have recognized the person who was shot and killed by an officer moments after his alleged involvement in a drive-by capturing alongside Georgia Avenue in Northwest Saturday afternoon.
District police have recognized the person shot and killed by an officer moments after his alleged involvement in a drive-by capturing alongside Georgia Avenue in Northwest Saturday afternoon.
On Sunday, D.C. Police recognized the deceased as 31-year-old Kevin Hartgraves-Shird, of Southeast, D.C.
In line with a information launch, Hartgraves-Shird was shot after police pursued the car he was in, a white sedan, from the scene of an obvious drive-by capturing that happened moments earlier close to the nook of Georgia Avenue and Longfellow Avenue, Northwest.
Officers mentioned they pursued the sedan to the intersection of 2nd and Madison Streets in Northwest, the place two different occupants of the car fled the car and the world.
Police mentioned an MPD officer noticed Hartgraves-Shird was armed with a handgun and confronted him. After he didn’t adjust to the officer’s orders, the officer fired his weapon, placing Hartgraves-Shird.
Within the information launch, MPD shared an image of a firearm recovered from the scene that they are saying belonged to the suspect.
The suspect was transported by DC Hearth and Emergency Medical Companies to the hospital, the place he succumbed to his accidents and was pronounced useless, in keeping with the information launch.
The capturing, who has not been recognized, was not harm within the alternate. MPD says he has been positioned on administrative depart pending an investigation. Physique-worn digital camera footage from this incident is at present beneath assessment.
Police say they recovered 4 firearms from the scene, together with one which police imagine is an computerized weapon.
At a press convention close to the capturing scene late Saturday afternoon, MPD Govt Assistant Chief Ashan Benedict laid out the sequence of occasions the MPD believes led to the capturing.
Benedict mentioned police initially responded to stories of pictures fired across the nook of Longfellow Avenue and Georgia Avenue, Northwest.
In line with these preliminary stories, round 4 p.m. Saturday, two autos that had been heading northbound on Georgia Avenue opened hearth on a bunch strolling alongside Longfellow Avenue, who reportedly returned hearth.
Witnesses on the scene reported seeing “a car with a number of weapons being brandished,” Benedict mentioned.
Two individuals within the group had been wounded in that alternate and had been later taken to the hospital with accidents, Benedict mentioned. They had been anticipated to outlive.
A white sedan that was seen throughout that capturing fled the world, and police pursued it to close by Madison Avenue, the place the confrontation between the officer and Hartgraves-Shird happened and the capturing occurred.
Police say different individuals within the white sedan had already fled the automotive and the scene when the confrontation happened.
Police say they’re in search of the white sedan’s different passengers, who fled the scene, in addition to two darkish sedans that will have additionally been concerned with the capturing on Georgia Avenue.
“We’ve had just a few tough days right here since Wednesday,” Benedict mentioned. Since then, there have been 13 shootings, 21 victims and 5 deaths throughout the District.
Anybody with extra info ought to name D.C. police at 202-727-9099.
WTOP’s Jessica Kronzer contributed to this report.