Police claim that a guy was shot twice by a police officer after he refused to put down his gun.
At 7 o’clock on Friday night, a domestic assault was reported to the Metropolitan Police Department. The incident happened on the 2000 block of Mississippi Avenue Southeast in Washington, D.C.
Rahman Mills, a 29-year-old resident of Southeast Washington, was shot.
The suspect in the attack, Mills, allegedly assaulted a woman in a residence on Savannah Street close to the scene of the gunshot. When a dispute turned into an assault, the man was armed with a gun.
Aggravated assault, assault with a dangerous weapon, possession of an unlicensed firearm, assault on a police officer, and resisting arrest are among the charges brought against Mills.
Mills allegedly ran away and drew a revolver when police arrived. The policeman who shot the suspect claimed that he did so because the man wouldn’t put down his weapon.
Andre Wright, assistant chief of the MPD, said: “The officer issued several, numerous commands for this same individual to drop the pistol; this individual did not comply, and the officer fired at least one shot striking the victim.” “The police then started to order this person again to put down the gun, but when he refused, the officer discharged his pistol once more, striking him a second time.”
Police were able to get hold of Mills’ weapon. He is receiving non-life-threatening medical treatment at the hospital and is expected to recover.
The body camera footage is currently being reviewed, according to the police. The policeman who shot the suspect has been placed on paid leave.