A D.C. police officer shot and killed a young man Wednesday afternoon in Southeast Washington’s Congress Heights neighborhood.
The shooting occurred around 4pm.
The person shot has been identified as Deon Kay, who recently turned 18 years old.
The encounter began when officers responded to a report of a man with a gun and came upon several people in and around a vehicle. Reports said two of those people ran, one of them brandished a firearm and an officer fired in response.
“They took my baby, they just took my baby from me,” his mother, Natasha Kay, said at her home hours after the shooting. She said police told her very little about what had happened.
“I need my son back,” the mother said. “I want my son back.”
Body camera footage of this is reportedly going to be released as early as Thursday… today.