Bodycam Footage From Police Shooting of Deon Kay

Published on September 3, 2020 by

Washington, D.C. — The Metropolitan Police Department released body camera footage of an officer shooting 18-year-old Deon Kay in Southeast D.C. On Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at approximately 3:49 PM, uniformed MPD officers were in the area of the 200 block of Orange Street, Southeast, to investigate a man with a gun. Upon arrival, the officers approached individuals in a parked vehicle. Deon Kay exited the vehicle and began to run on foot. Officers pursued Kay on foot. An officer observed Kay brandish a firearm and subsequently the officer discharged his service weapon once, striking Kay in the chest. Kay’s handgun was recovered by the Department of Forensic Sciences and taken as evidence.

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