01-04-2017 GERALD

Police Bodycam Shows Fatal Christmas Day Shooting of Gerald Hall

Bodycam video has been released showing a man with a knife being fatally shot following a confrontation with D.C. Police on Christmas day. Police say the officers were sent to his address following a report of a domestic disturbance. When police arrive, they encountered a man holding a knife and ordered him to drop it. He ignored the order and an officer then fired in self defense. Police then administer first aid and transport the man to a local hospital, where he later died.

The officer who fired the shot has been placed on administrative leave while a Internal Affairs Bureau leads an investigation into the incident. Video posted strictly for educational and informational purposes.

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