WASHINGTON — A man has died after being fatally shot by police in Northwest D.C. Saturday afternoon, according to his family.
DC Police have identified the man as 31-year-old Kevin Hargraves-Shird from Southeast.
Through an initial investigation, it was determined that two vehicles were headed northbound on Georgia Avenue NW when they opened fire on a group of people who were walking on Longfellow Street NW. The individuals then returned fire, according to police.
Officers received a call about the incident around 4 p.m.
As they were investigating the area, citizens called in a white sedan that was brandishing multiple guns.
Police say a responding officer followed the vehicle to the 200 block of Madison Street Northwest and that the three men inside the car fled.
According to the police department, the officer exited the vehicle and engaged with the armed man but he did not comply. One shot was fired.
Hargraves-Shird was transported to the hospital in critical condition, police revealed in a press conference.
The victim's sister, who identified herself as Serena, said her brother died due to the injuries sustained in the shooting. She said she identified her brother's body through a photograph that was shown to her by one of the police officers. Serena describes the deceased as a father that was always positive and loved by his family. She is demanding full transparency from MPD, "I need to see the bodycam footage, I need to see what happened."
The entire scene played out in front of a neighborhood party with children around. Neighbors said the kids were hiding behind a jump house. ANC Commissioner Tiffani Johnson told WUSA9 today that her constituents will have additional resources to help cope with yesterday's events.
D.C. police say the two other men inside the white sedan fled from the scene but a description of the individuals has yet to be provided.
Police say they recovered four firearms at the scene, including the one the person who was shot had at the time of the officer-involved shooting.
"Folks, we have had a rough few days here since Wednesday," DC Police Executive Assistant Chief Benedict said. "We have had 13 shootings, 21 victims, and 5 fatal fatalities in that number."
The shooting that officers initially responded to left two people with minor injuries, police said. Their identities have not been released.
No police officers were injured during the incidents.
Police say they are looking for two vehicles, a black and a green sedan, involved in the shootings on Longfellow Street and Georgia Avenue Northwest.
The investigation is active and ongoing. Investigators have yet to confirm whether the two shooting incidents are connected.