Monday, August 30, 2021

Officer shoots, kills man after he was found asleep at a traffic light with a gun in the car

D.C. police shot and killed a man they say was armed after he was found asleep behind the wheel in Northeast D.C. Wednesday morning, D.C. Police Chief Robert Contee said.


Wednesday night, police identified the man as 27-year-old Antwan Gilmore of Capitol Heights, MD.

Just before 3 a.m., an individual contacted police reporting a man "unconscious" in a vehicle at a traffic light on Florida Avenue and New York Avenue. Contee said when officers arrived at the scene they noticed the man had a gun in his waistband. 

Contee said officers immediately deployed a ballistic shield and attempted to wake the man up. He said at that point the man was "engaged by officers," shots were fired and the man was shot. After getting shot, the man sped off hitting a tree.

The man was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead, Contee said.

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