The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) released last Friday body camera footage showing the fatal shooting of an individual in Northwest Washington on July 30.
Kevin Hargraves-Shird, a 31-year-old man, was shot in Fort Slocum Park by an MPD officer, who has been identified as Sgt. Reinaldo Otero-Camacho, a 17-year veteran of DC police.
In the video, the officer is seen chasing a white sedan, which was allegedly linked to a nearby shooting. During the chase, the car crashes into a curb on the 200 block of Madison Street NW near Fort Slocum Park.
Otero-Camacho pulls out his gun, steps out of the car shouting “gun, gun, gun, gun,” and fires his gun, after Hargraves-Shird starts to run.
MPD said the victim was carrying a gun, however, it is not clear in the photo of an item found next to the body that was released by the Department.
DC police placed Otero-Camacho on administrative leave following the incident.
DC Mayor Muriel Bowser held a press conference on Friday, admitting that the body camera footage is not enough to answer all the questions that have been raised by the community.
“We released this footage so that the community can see what we see,” the mayor said.