Trans Person Hit in Off-Duty D.C. Police Shooting
BY Winston Gieseke
August 29 2011 4:00 PM ET
A Washington, D.C., police officer was arrested Friday on charges of driving while intoxicated and firing his service weapon at a group of transgender people.
According to police, the off-duty officer became involved in a verbal confrontation with five individuals that led to the shooting. There was also a collision involved, though officials were not sure at what point it occurred.
The Washington Post reports that police spokeswoman Gwendolyn Crump identified the officer as Kenneth Furr.
One person was hit by the officer’s bullets, sustaining non–life-threatening injuries. Two others were hurt as well, but police say they are still investigating the cause of those injuries.
Though Bill Miller, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, said authorities were determining whether further charges will be filed, police say there is no evidence at this time that the incident was bias-related.
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