Man is shot dead by DC police as BLM protesters say ‘we’re on our way’ 


BREAKING: Man is shot dead by DC police as BLM protesters say ‘we’re on our way’

  • The incident happened at around 4pm and comes amid nationwide unrest over police violence
  • Black Lives Matter D.C. tweeted: ‘Don’t let MPD control the narrative! Police lie! We’re on our way’
  • Police Chief Peter Newsham said: ‘We believe the subject had a gun at the time’ 

A man was shot dead by police in Washington DC Wednesday afternoon. 

The incident happened at around 4pm and comes amid nationwide unrest over police violence. Councilmember Trayon White said the victim was a ‘young’ African American man, ABC7 reports. 

Black Lives Matter D.C. tweeted: ‘Don’t let MPD control the narrative! Police lie! We’re on our way.’ 

Police Chief Peter Newsham said: ‘Uniformed police officers had information that there were guys in the neighborhood with guns, specifically. That’s what they were looking for and evidently that’s what they found.

‘We believe the subject had a gun at the time.’

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