Suspect Pronounced Dead In Police-Involved Shooting In NE Washington
WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- D.C. police have identified the suspect in a police-involved shooting on Clay Terrace Northeast. They say 20-year-old Michael Ezekel Epps of Windsor Mill, Md. died Monday night after firing a gun and refusing to drop his weapon for police.
Police Chief Cathy Lanier says the calls starting coming in to 911 just before 7 p.m. Monday: A man believed to be high on PCP was randomly firing a gun in the 5300 block of Clay Terrace Northeast.
According to Chief Lanier, when officers arrived they found the suspect and immediately told him to drop his weapon. Lanier says when the suspect refused, as many as four officers opened fire and the suspect was hit.
DC police officials say the officers performed CPR on the suspect until medical crews arrived at the scene. The suspect was taken to the hospital in very serious condition with life-threatening injuries and was pronounced dead shortly after 11 p.m.
Nobody else was injured. Police say the suspect's weapon, a handgun, was recovered at the scene.