Dramatic police bodycam footage shows the moment an 18-year-old black man was shot and killed by police in Washington, DC on Wednesday.
Deon Kay was shot once in the chest and later pronounced dead at a local hospital.
The Metropolitan Police Department said officers responded to the 200 block of Orange Street, Southeast around 3:50 p.m. on reports of a man with a gun, according to the footage released by police Thursday.
The video shows police pull up to a parked vehicle where Kay and another man are sitting — before they both take off running.
Kay, wearing dark jeans and a white tank-top, appears to be holding an object in his hand as he turns and faces the cop, who shoots him once in the chest.
The teenager falls to the ground and is heard grunting, clutching his chest. Blood can be seen on the shirt.
“Shots fired,” the unidentified cop radios in.
The officer then starts looking for the gun that cops said Kay was holding.
“Where is it? Where is it?” the officer is heard saying. “I don’t know, I’m looking for the gun. It’s up there… He threw it.”
The officers can be heard describing the second man in the car who police said got away.
“Hey, I got it. I got it,” the officer who fired the fatal shot is heard saying after allegedly finding the gun. “This is the one that he was holding.”