The Metropolitan Police Department is currently investigating a police involved shooting that occurred in the 900 block of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>21st Street, NE.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>
At approximately 5:20 am on Wednesday, October 21, 2009, officers from the Fifth District responded to the 900 block of 21st Street, NE to investigate an Unwanted Guest call for service. During the course of their investigation, they were confronted by a man armed with a gun. In imminent fear for their lives and the lives of others, the officers fired their service weapons at the suspect, striking him.
The suspect was transported by personnel from the DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department to HowardUniversityHospital where he was pronounced dead at approximately 5:48 am. He has been identified as 29-year-old James Broadus Miller.
There were no reported injuries to the two male officers involved in this incident. Those members, a 49-year-old Officer with 26 years on the department and a 41-year-old officer with 7 years on the department, both of whom are assigned to the Fifth District, have been placed on routine Administrative Leave with Pay in accordance with departmental protocol.
The circumstances surrounding this police involved shooting remain under investigation by members from the department’s Force Investigation Team which falls under the Internal Affairs Bureau.