D.C. Police Fatally Shoot Man Who Raised BB Gun at Officers

WASHINGTON — Police say officers in the District of Columbia fatally shot a man who raised a weapon toward them that turned out to be a BB gun.

Officials announced in a statement Tuesday that officers responded to a call about a man with a gun in northeast Washington on Monday night. They found a man holding a weapon, but police say he ignored numerous demands to drop it, instead raising it toward the officers. That’s when police say the officers fired, striking him.

The man was taken to a hospital in critical condition and police say he later died.

Police say the weapon the man was holding was a BB gun.

Police did not release the man’s name or the races of the officers involved or the man who was killed.

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