By Winston Gieseke
Originally published on Advocate.com September 06 2011 6:02 PM ET
A Washington, D.C., Superior Court judge ruled Friday that a police officer who was arrested after using his weapon in an off-duty shooting should remain in jail.
Kenneth D. Furr, 47 and a 21-year veteran of the D.C. police force, faces criminal charges in connection with an August 26 altercation that Judge Ann O’Regan Keary called “shocking,” in which one person was wounded after Furr fired his weapon into a vehicle containing five occupants.
According to authorities, an intoxicated and off-duty Furr got into an argument with an individual at a northwest Washington CVS store. While authorities are not providing information about the age or gender of the victims, two of the individuals who were in the vehicle told The Washington Post that they are transgender women.
According to the Post, one of the transgender women said Furr “told me he wanted to pay me to have sex.”
When Furr and the others were ejected by a CVS security guard, prosecutors say, Furr showed the individuals his handgun before driving off in his white Cadillac. The two from the store reportedly drove off with three others in a mint-green Chrysler 300.
Not long after, the two vehicles collided, according to court documents, and Furr jumped onto the hood of the Chrysler and fired five times into the vehicle’s windshield, hitting one passenger in the arm.
A witness claims to have heard Furr yell, “I’m a kill all of you.”
Furr’s attorney, Harold Martin, questioned the credibility of the witnesses.
According to assistant U.S. Attorney Lara Worm, Furr has “a pattern of reckless behavior” and was dismissed from the force in 2004 for driving under the influence, a decision that was later reversed.
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