Suspect Killed by Police Following Domestic Dispute Turned on Gas Stove, Lit Paper Towels, Police Say - NBC4 Washington

Suspect Killed by Police Following Domestic Dispute Turned on Gas Stove, Lit Paper Towels, Police Say

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    Man Shot by Officer Refused to Drop Knife: Police

    A woman is calling for D.C. police to release body camera video after her son was shot and killed during a confrontation with officers. Police say the man refused to drop a knife. News4's Darcy Spencer reports. (Published Monday, Dec. 26, 2016)

    Before he was shot and killed by police, a suspect in a Christmas Day domestic dispute turned on the gas on a stove and began lighting paper towels, police records say.

    Gerald Hall, 29, of Northeast D.C., died Sunday after he was shot by police in the 3200 block of Walnut Street, NE. The police report in his case was released Monday.

    In it, police say Hall also stabbed a woman inside the home on Walnut Street. Police ordered Hall to "drop the knife several times," but he didn't, the report says.

    At least one officer fired. Hall was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries; he later died.

    Investigation Into Police-Involved Shooting Continues

    [DC] Investigation Into Police-Involved Shooting Continues
    A family wants answers after a man was killed by D.C. police. Police are looking at the body camera footage. News4's Justin Finch reports.
    (Published Monday, Dec. 26, 2016)

    His mother, however, disputes the report that her son was armed, and said she believes police used excessive force on her son. Hall was a father to four, ages 5, 7, 8 and 10.

    "I see it all the time on the news," said his mother, Angela McCain. "And I never thought it would hit home. I'm hurt. He was such a good guy."

    Police said in a statement Sunday that a weapon was recovered at the scene.

    Man Dead After D.C. Police Shooting

    [DC] Man Dead After D.C. Police Shooting
    The mother of a man who was shot and killed by D.C. police on Christmas Day is questioning his death. News4's Justin Finch reports.
    (Published Monday, Dec. 26, 2016)

    At least one officer has been placed on administrative leave, a typical part of an investigation into an officer-involved shooting.

    The officers were wearing body cameras. "All footage will be reviewed as part of the investigation," Metropolitan Police said in a statement.