Deon Kay is Washington D.C.’s latest victim of a police shooting. Kay is accused of pulling a gun right before officer Alexander Alvarez fatally shot him, Fox 5 DC reports.
D.C. Police Chief Pete Newsham called Kay’s death a tragedy during a news conference.
Newsham said Kay had a history with law enforcement and was a confirmed member of a local gang.
“I’m sure Deon Kay fell through multiple safety nets before yesterday afternoon,” Newsham said.