What to Know
- Woman exchanged gunfire with police officers after the attempted robbery of a liquor store in northwest D.C.
- The U.S. Attorney’s Office found insufficient evidence officers used excessive force in her death.
- A man pleaded guilty and received a sentence of four years in prison and three years of supervised release for the robbery attempt.
The D.C. police officers involved in the fatal shooting of an attempted robbery suspect in Northwest D.C. a year ago will not be charged.
The U.S. Attorney's Office found insufficient evidence officers used excessive force in 21-year-old Marquesha McMillan's death the morning of Oct. 26, 2015.
After attempting to rob Morris Miller Wines & Liquor in the 7800 block of Alaska Avenue, near the border with Silver Spring, Maryland,, McMillan and 22-year-old Ned McCallister fled out different doors, prosecutors said.
McMillan ran toward the back parking lot and shot a .380 semiautomatic pistol at three responding officers, who returned fire, police said. McMillan hid behind a dumpster, where she reloaded and ignored police commands to drop her weapon and get on the ground, witnesses said.
While McMillan continue to exchange gunfire with the three officers, two other officers approached from an adjacent parking lot and opened fire, killing McMillan, prosecutors said.
The autopsy found she was shot eight times.
Investigators interviewed police and civilian witnesses and reviewed radio communications, surveillance video and other evidence in determining there was no proof beyond a reasonable doubt to charge the officers.
McCallister, who was arrested in an alley about four blocks from the liquor store, pleaded guilty July 22 and received a sentence of four years in prison and three years of supervised release.