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.