Robbery Suspect Exchanges Gunfire With D.C. Police, Dies

A robbery suspect is dead after exchanging gunfire with D.C. police officers in Southeast Washington Wednesday afternoon. 

The incident was reported around 3:30 p.m. at 30th Street and Naylor Road SE.

According to 6th District Commander David Taylor, police officers attempted to stop a man who matched the description of a suspect wanted in a nearby robbery.

Taylor said the alleged suspect, later identified as 33-year-old Gregory Marcus Gray, then brandished a weapon and shot at officers, who returned fire. 

An eyewitness, who wanted to remain anonymous, said police fired the first shots. 

"A dude ... was running down the street and [the police officers] just stopped right there and jumped out the car and started shooting. I heard about 20, 21 shots," he said.

Gray was transported to a local hospital and later pronounced dead. A weapon was recovered from the scene. 

Taylor said "approximately three" police officers were involved in the shooting. They were not injured.

Editor's note: D.C. police had initially identified the suspect as 29-year-old Raymond Robinson.

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