Video released in NW DC police-involved shooting

New witness account of deadly police shooting

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - Chilling cell phone exclusively obtained by WUSA9 shows what happened in the moments following the officer involved shooting that left a Fort Washington man dead Sunday morning. The video shows Terrence Sterling on the ground. He still has his helmet on.

Police said the 31-year old was driving erratically early Sunday morning, wouldn't stop for police and intentionally drove his motorcycle into a DC police cruiser.

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An officer shot and killed him.

The witness, who took the cell phone video, spoke exclusively to WUSA9.
He explains what he saw.

"The victim hits the police car just enough to put a small dent in it. It didn't damage the bike and then once he hit the car pop, pop pop. I duck down I got back up and I see the guy on his bike just fall. He hit the ground and that's when a black cop who was driving did CPR and the other cop who shot him started to resuscitate him," said the witness.

The police officer who shot Sterling is on paid administrative leave. Police continue to investigate. 


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