The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) have identified the woman who died after she was struck by a police cruiser in Southeast DC last week, it was announced on Tuesday.
The decedent has been identified as 62-year-old Devonne Christine Harris, of no fixed address.
On July 24, a member of the Sixth District who was driving a marked police vehicle in the 2800 block of Minnesota Avenue, Southeast, hit Harris at approximately 9:37 pm, according to a preliminary investigation by MPD.
The policeman was reportedly responding to assist another officer and the car’s lights and sirens were activated. She was in the roadway and not in a marked crosswalk, MPD says.
DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to the scene and transported the woman to a local hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead.
The police are still investigating the incident. They encourage anyone who has knowledge of more details to contact them at (202) 727-90-99 or text their tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE at 50411.