Southeast DC

Police Fatally Shot Man Armed With Rifle, Wanted for Kidnapping

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D.C. police shot and killed a man in Southeast Monday afternoon.

The man was armed with a rifle and wanted for a domestic kidnapping, police said.

The woman may have been held hostage for hours, possibly days.

Police went to an apartment in the 1100 block of Mississippi Avenue SE about 11 a.m. Officers saw the man had a gun and backed away, setting up a barricade.

The man escaped the apartment through a window, taking the woman with him.

Police looked for him for hours before finding him with the woman in the 1300 block of Alabama Avenue SE.

He raised the gun toward police, and two officers opened fire.

“The woman who was involved, she was here on the scene,” D.C. Police Chief Robert Contee said. “Obviously, she was visibly shaken from all of this, but she is, at least physically, she is safe and in the care of police custody right now being interviewed until she can be reunited with her family.”

Contee said the body camera video from police will be released within five days.

The rifle D.C. police say a man was armed with when he was shot and killed by an officer.
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The rifle D.C. police say a man was armed with when he was shot and killed by an officer.
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