Video released in DC Man fatal shooting by police – NBC4 Washington

Body camera and surveillance video DC police released on Friday shows an officer shooting and killing a man last weekend in the northwest neighborhood of Brightwood Park.

Metropolitan Police Department videos show the times an officer shot and killed 31-year-old Kevin Hargraves-Shird.

The officer, whom police identified as Sgt. Reinaldo Otero-Camacho, was chasing a vehicle police believe was involved in the shooting of two teenagers minutes earlier.

Body camera video shows the white sedan crashing into the sidewalk at 2nd and Madison streets NW. Three men jump out of the car and run.

As Otero-Camacho approaches the accident, he draws his gun and around the same time, Hargraves-Shird gets out of the driver’s seat of the car and starts running.

Otero-Camacho then opens the door of his cruiser and shouts “gun” several times. He then fires a shot, killing Hargraves-Shird.

Kevin Hargraves-Shird’s family watched body camera footage, and his sister says “no orders were given” before he was fatally shot. Reporting by Jackie Bensen of News4.

At a press conference on Friday, DC Police Chief Robert Contee said the bullet entered Hargraves-Shird’s ear and was fired about 35 yards away.

Hargraves-Shird was carrying a gun, which could be seen next to his body after the shooting, police said.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office has launched an independent investigation into the shooting and MPD will conduct an internal review.

“There are questions as to whether this was warranted or unwarranted. We are far from being able to make that decision at this stage solely based on the information we have so far,” Contee said.

As Contee and DC Mayor Muriel Bowser answered questions from reporters, Hargraves-Shird’s family interrupted the press conference and demanded answers to their questions.

“Our practice is to answer questions from the press,” Bowser said.

“He’s my brother… You say ‘Gun, gun, gun.’ It never happened on this video. I saw it. It never happened,” the victim’s sister, Serena Hargraves, shouted.

“Ok.. what we said madam, what we said from the start is that what we know at the moment is what we can see on the video. …
The video has been released and people can see and confirm what the chief said,” Bowser replied.

Hargraves-Shird’s family insisted the officer had no reason to shoot him.

“He murdered my brother. That’s it,” Serena Hargraves told News4.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office has launched an independent investigation into the shooting and MPD will conduct an internal review.

“What we can say for sure is that we don’t know just by watching the video and that’s why continuing the investigation accordingly is so important so that we can get to the bottom of what’s going on. happened,” Bowser said.

Otero-Camacho is a 17-year veteran of the department. He is on administrative leave pending the investigation.

Officers are not required by law to make a statement to the district attorney’s office, and as of Friday afternoon, Otero-Camacho had not made a statement.


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