WASHINGTON, DC - Body-camera footage from the fatal June 27th officer-involved shooting has been released.
According to police, officers responded to a call of a man in possession of a gun at approximately 10:22 p.m. in the 100 block of Varnum Street, Northeast on Monday, June 27. Officers arrived to the scene to find 63-year-old Sherman Evans holding a firearm. MPD officers ordered Evans to drop the gun over the period of several minutes. He refused to comply with numerous demands to drop his weapon. As a result, officers discharged their weapons. Evans was struck and transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
An investigation revealed that the weapon produced by Evans was a BB Gun.
Two officers on the scene were equipped with body-worn cameras and captured footage after the shooting. The video that was released includes footage from both cameras.
The shooting is currently being investigated by MPD's Internal Affairs Bureau and the U.S. Attorney's Office.