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DC Police Fatally Shoot Man While Investigating Report of Guns

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Washington DC Police clear protesters out of Black Lives Matter Plaza on August 30, 2020 in Washington, DC. ( Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 02 September 2020 10:47 PM

Police in the District of Columbia fatally shot a man on Wednesday after responding to a call of guns in a vehicle, several media outlets reported.

Police Chief Peter Newsham told an impromptu briefing of reporters that the suspects fled on foot when officers approached a vehicle at about 4 p.m., TheHill.com reported. The suspect was shot during the pursuit, Cox Media Group reported.

No identity on the suspect was given, but The Washington Post said he was a “young Black man” and protesters gathered outside a local police precinct demanding “Justice for Dion.”

Police recovered two firearms at the scene, but Newsham said it had not yet been determined if the man shot – who information indicated was an adult – was armed.

The chief also said he would not be “speculating” on the motive of the officer who shot the suspect, saying it was “improper” to do so.

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