Suspect Killed by Police Following Domestic Dispute Turned on Gas Stove, Lit Paper Towels, Police Say

Before he was shot and killed by police, a suspect in a Christmas Day domestic dispute turned on the gas on a stove and began lighting paper towels, police records say.

Gerald Hall, 29, of Northeast D.C., died Sunday after he was shot by police in the 3200 block of Walnut Street, NE. The police report in his case was released Monday.

In it, police say Hall also stabbed a woman inside the home on Walnut Street. Police ordered Hall to "drop the knife several times," but he didn't, the report says.

At least one officer fired. Hall was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries; he later died.

His mother, however, disputes the report that her son was armed, and said she believes police used excessive force on her son. Hall was a father to four, ages 5, 7, 8 and 10.

"I see it all the time on the news," said his mother, Angela McCain. "And I never thought it would hit home. I'm hurt. He was such a good guy."

Police said in a statement Sunday that a weapon was recovered at the scene.

At least one officer has been placed on administrative leave, a typical part of an investigation into an officer-involved shooting.

The officers were wearing body cameras. "All footage will be reviewed as part of the investigation," Metropolitan Police said in a statement.

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