D.C. Cop Shot Suspect Who Repeatedly Refused to Drop Gun

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WASHINGTON, DC – A D.C. Metro cop shot an armed perpetrator twice after he refused to drop a handgun when instructed on Friday.

According to D.C. Metro Police, agents from the Force Investigation Team of the Metropolitan Police Department’s (MPD) Internal Affairs Bureau are investigating an MPD officer-involved shooting that occurred on Friday, in the rear of the 1900 block of Mississippi Avenue, Southeast.

“At approximately 6:59 pm, members of the Seventh District responded to the 1900 block of Savannah Street, Southeast, for the report of domestic violence assault involving a handgun. The victim of the assault provided a description of the suspect and reported he was in possession of a firearm. Upon arrival, members located the suspect,” the DC Metro Police Department said in a statement. “As officers approached, the suspect fled and officers pursued him to the rear of the 1900 block of Mississippi Avenue, Southeast, where an officer observed the suspect in possession of a firearm. The officer voiced numerous commands to drop the firearm and the suspect did not comply. The officer discharged their firearm one time striking the suspect. The officer then voiced more commands to drop the firearm and the suspect still did not comply. The officer discharged their firearm once more striking the suspect a second time.”

The suspect was identified as 29-year-old Rahman Mills, of Southeast, DC. He was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault, Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, Possession of an Unregistered Firearm, Assault on a Police Officer, and Resisting Arrest.

The MPD member involved has been placed on administrative leave, pursuant to MPD policy. Body worn camera footage from this incident is currently under review.

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