Correction to This Article
The article, based on incorrect information provided by the D.C. police department, misstated the age of a man who was fatally shot by police in the Carver Terrace section of Northeast after he allegedly confronted officers with a gun. James Broadus Miller was 29, not 19.

D.C. police fatally shoot man they say was armed in NE

By Theola Labbé-DeBose
Thursday, October 22, 2009

A 19-year-old man was fatally shot by D.C. police Wednesday in the Carver Terrace section of Northeast Washington after he confronted them with a gun, authorities said.

About 5:20 a.m., police investigating a report of an unwanted guest in the 900 block of 21st Street NE found an armed man. Fearing for their lives, they fired their weapons, authorities said. The man, who died at a hospital, was identified by police as James Broadus Miller.

Neither officer was injured. Both are men. One is 49 and has worked with the department for 26 years; the other is 41 and has been with the department for seven years. Both were placed on administrative leave with pay, per department policy.

The incident is at least the 14th police-involved shooting in the city this year.

On Sept. 14, D.C. police fatally shot a man in Southeast Washington after he confronted officers with knives. Officers said at the time that there had been 13 police-involved shootings this year, compared with nine as of mid-September last year. The shootings have involved fatalities, injuries and misses.


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