DC Police: Officers fatally shot man who refused to drop weapon

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WASHINGTON, D.C. –    District Police have identified the man killed in an officer-involved shooting in Northeast on Monday night.

The police department said that around 10:22 p.m., officers found 63-year-old Sherman Evans on the 100 block of Varnum Street, holding a gun.

After numerous demands to drop the weapon, police said, the suspect failed to comply and raised the weapon towards the officers. Detectives said that’s when officers shot the suspect.

Evans was transported to the hospital, in critical condition, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Detectives recovered Evans’ gun at the scene and determined he was holding a BB gun.

The case remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 202-727-9099.

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