DC Police: Knife-Wielding Man Shot by Officer Dies

WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia police say a man shot by an officer when he ignored commands to drop a knife has died.

Police said in a statement that officers responding to a domestic disturbance report in northeast Washington on Sunday found a man armed with a knife. Police say he ignored officers’ commands to drop the knife and at least one officer fired, striking him.

Police say the man was taken to a local hospital, where he later died. Police identified him as 29-year-old Gerald Hall.

Police say they recovered the knife. One officer was placed on routine administrative leave. Police didn’t identify the officer or give the races of the officer or Hall.

The officers involved were wearing body cameras and police say footage will be reviewed in the investigation.

 

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Baltimore

Track Weather On The Go With Our App!
Your Podcast Network Play.it

Listen Live