Man Shot by Officers in NE DC Identified as Michael Ezekel Epps

MPD has identified a man shot by officers Monday night in Northeast DC as 20-year-old Michael Ezekel Epps of Windsor Mill, MD.

Read MPD’s full statement after the jump.

Police Involved Shooting in the 5300 block of Clay Terrace, NE

(Washington, DC) Shortly before 7 pm, on Monday, December 12, 2011, uniformed officers received a radio run for a man firing a gun who was high on PCP in the 5300 block of Clay Terrace, NE.

Upon arrival on scene, the officers encountered the armed suspect who was firing a weapon. The officers ordered the suspect to drop his gun. However, the armed suspect did not comply. Therefore, the responding officers discharged their service weapons resulting in the suspect being struck. The intervening officers performed CPR on the suspect until personnel from DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services arrived. The suspect was taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead.

**The suspect has been identified as 20-year-old Michael Ezekel Epps of Windsor Mill, MD.

This matter is under investigation by the Metropolitan Police Department’s Internal Affairs Force Investigations Branch.

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