D.C. police shot and killed a man who fled when officers approached him in Southeast Wednesday afternoon.
Commander David Taylor of the Metropolitan Police Department’s 6th District says officers pursued the man Wednesday afternoon because he matched the description of a suspect in a robbery that had just occurred.
Witnesses tell ABC7 the man was walking down the street in Southeast and fled when D.C. police cars pulled up. One witness saId [sic] officers fired multiple rounds at the man as he ran, an estimated 10-20 shots.
MPD Cmdr. David Taylor spoke to reporters and confirmed there were multiple shots fired and that the man was taken to a hospital and is dead.
Taylor said the man reached a dead end as he ran, turned toward pursuing police, pulled a gun, and opened fire.