Washington police release video of fatal shooting of Black man

Police in Washington, DC, on Thursday released body camera footage of the fatal shooting of a young Black man in the city’s southeast, which ignited protests in the US capital.

The killing on Wednesday of 18-year-old Deon Kay prompted a late-night face-off between the police and dozens of protesters outside a city police station.

In the police footage, an officer can be seen exiting a vehicle and running between parked cars while shouting “Don’t move”. A single gunshot is heard and a man is then seen falling to the ground.

The police department said Kay had “brandished a firearm” at officers.

But protesters took to the streets again on Thursday morning to demand accountability for the shooting, which comes amid a nationwide protest movement decrying police violence against Black people and increased scrutiny over police tactics.

Chanting “say his name”, “Deon Kay” and “no justice, no sleep”, protesters marched to Mayor Muriel Bowser’s residence, calling on her to fire the Washington, DC police chief, local television news station NBC4 reported.

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