At 4 PM Wednesday, a young Black man was shot and killed by police in DC. Thanks to the current political climate, the numerous violent uprisings, and radical Democrat Mayor Muriel Bowers’s control, or lack there of, over the city, tensions are running high. Many across the nation are expecting that the unfortunate death will bring violence to the streets of DC.
On Twitter, A local activist reported that”#BLM plans on taking the streets tonight, and hinted at civil unrest occurring. All in response to the police shooting of a black man who was (allegedly) armed with a gun, which was recovered at the scene according to police reports.
One group of protesters called “DC Freedom Fighters” already called for retaliation by 7:30 PM, according to the ‘Faytuks News’ Twitter account.
Jack Posobiec, a reporter for OANN, observed that the tensions were very high in the DC area. Post, as he is known, also stated that he expected there to be violence as a result.
Local news covered the DC Police Chief, who held a press conference to announce the incident and confirmed the death was a result of a police shooting.
‘A man was shot and killed by a police officer on Orange Street SE in D.C. Wednesday afternoon”, Metropolitan Police Chief Peter Newsham said in a press conference Wednesday afternoon.
In this video women are heard discussing the shooting, suggesting that it was one of the neighborhood boys who was shot.
“Uniformed police officers had information that there were guys in the neighborhood with guns, specifically,” Newsham said in the press conference. “That’s what they were looking for and evidently that’s what they found.”
Newsham said it is unclear if this incident was at all connected to another, earlier incident, in which someone fired from inside a car at a group of police officers on South Capitol Street SW.
A woman could be heard at the press conference saying that the man who was killed was 17 years old. Police have not identified the victim or given an age, however.
Ward 8 Council member, Trayon White, spoke after Newsham. He said the victim was African American, “young,” and lives about two blocks away from the scene of the shooting.
According to White, who responded to the scene, and who is familiar with the Mother of the young man who was shot, the victim’ mother had been taken to the hospital. Thus, he suspected she had been alerted of her son’s death.
According to their Twitter account, Freedom Fighters DC is” A predominantly Black-led group of activists focused on change through organized actions while simultaneously advocating to #DefundThePolice“
Black Lives Matter was alerted and claimed to be on their way to respond.
This was the crime scene earlier in the evening:
The DC Police had already posted about one robbery, with suspects who are armed and dangerous.
Rain had started in the area, and there is a chance of more storms tonight.
Protests are planned for 9:30 PM
This story is developing…