The Metropolan Police Department (MPD) has identified the decedent in an Aug. 25 officer involved shooting.
A little before 2:45 a.m., officers were called to the area of Florida Avenue, NE, and New York Avenue, NE, after a man was reported to be unconscious behind the wheel of a vehicle that was stopped in traffic, Police Chief Robert J. Contee III said during a briefing. Officers found the individual asleep in the vehicle, a black BMW, with a handgun in his waistband, DC Witness previously reported.
Officers deployed a ballistic shield and attempted to engage the driver, 27-year-old Antwan Gilmore. Gilmore reacted by moving the vehicle forward. He stopped his vehicle but soon proceeded forward as an officer discharged their service weapon multiple times, striking Gilmore. Gilmore’s vehicle continued forward until stopping at the Unit block of New York Avenue, NE, according to the press release.
MPD officers removed Gilmore from his vehicle and transported him to a local hospital. After all efforts failed, Gilmore succumbed to his injuries, according to the press release.