Albert Jermaine Payton, Identified As Armed Suspect Shot By DC Police

4:12 PM, Aug 25, 2012   |    comments
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) - Albert Jermaine Payton, 24, has been identified as the man who DC police shot at after he refused to drop a knife. 

On Friday, at approximately 5:47 p.m., police responded to the report of a man threatening to do bodily harm in the 4200 block of 4th Street, SE.

Officers encountered an adult male armed with a knife. He brandished the knife when he approached police, who directed him to drop the knife. When he did not comply, officers fired, hitting the suspect.

He was taken go a local hospital by DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services.

MPD's Internal Affairs Division is conducting the investigation.

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