Metropolitan Police Department (DC Police / MPD)

DC Police Shoot Man Who Pointed Weapon at Officers

A man was shot by D.C. police officers after pointing what appeared to be a firearm at police, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.

Investigators said officers were called to the 800 block of 8th Street, Northeast, on Saturday shortly before 9:30 p.m. for a burglary call. When the officers arrived, they saw Kevin Talley, 34, of northeast Washington, who was standing in the street with an apparent gun.

Police said the officers ordered Talley to drop the weapon several times. When he pointed the weapon at them, the officers fired, striking Talley.

He was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Investigators said the officers later determined the weapon used by Talley was a BB gun.

Talley was arrested and charged with assault on a police officer while armed. 

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