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DC Police Sergeant Charged With Murder, Civil Rights Violation in 2021 Shooting

Sergeant pleads not guilty in fatal shooting of An'Twan Gilmore

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A D.C. police officer is charged with second-degree murder and a federal civil rights violation in the fatal shooting of a man in Northeast in August 2021, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for D.C.

Sgt. Enis Jevric, 41, pleaded not guilty in court Tuesday and was released on personal recognizance.

Jevric shot and killed 27-year-old An'Twan Gilmore Aug. 25, 2021.

"When an officer willfully disregards the safety of a citizen he is sworn to protect, he violates the trust placed in him by virtue of his badge," U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Graves said in a news release.

Police found Gilmore asleep at the wheel with a gun in his waistband and blocking traffic about 2:45 a.m. that morning on New York Avenue NE at Florida Avenue. His car started moving after officers woke him up, and they fired into the moving vehicle, against D.C. police policy.

A D.C. police officer was indicted for murder and a civil rights violation for a shooting in August 2021. News4's Jackie Bensen reports.

A five-and-a-half-minute video released by police showed several officers around Gilmore’s black BMW knocking on the windows and talking about a gun.

The car suddenly moved forward and officers shouted “don’t move” and “police” before several shots were fired. 

The car stopped in the unit block of New York Avenue NE.

Officers removed Gilmore from the car and began to try to save his life. Medics arrived and Gilmore was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. 

"Since the death of Mr. Gilmore, the Metropolitan Police Department has supported the independent and thorough review process conducted by the United States Attorney’s Office," D.C. police said in a statement.

Jevric has been on paid administrative leave since the shooting, the department confirmed.

"We are confident that the subsequent criminal proceedings will be deliberated fairly and do recognize this is a difficult matter for everyone involved," the police statement said.

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