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U.S. Capitol Police Update Capitol Homicide Investigation

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Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s (MPD) Homicide Branch and Internal Affairs Bureau, in conjunction with the United States Capitol Police (USCP) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are investigating a homicide and United States Capitol Police Officer-Involved Shooting that occurred on Friday, April 2, 2021, at the intersection of Constitution and Delaware Avenue, Northeast.

Just after 1:00 pm, a suspect driving a blue sedan entered the north gate on Constitution Avenue and intentionally struck two on-duty United States Capitol Police Officers with his vehicle. The suspect then rammed the vehicle into the blocking barricade. The suspect exited the vehicle armed with a large knife and charged toward another United States Capitol Police Officer. The officer discharged their service weapon striking the suspect. The suspect’s knife was recovered on the scene.

One of the United States Capitol Police Officers was quickly transported to a local hospital in a United States Capitol Police cruiser with life-threatening injuries. The officer, 41-year-old William Evans, succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.

DC Fire and EMS personnel responded to the scene and transported the suspect and the second injured United States Capitol Police Officer to a local hospital for treatment. The suspect succumbed to his injuries at the hospital. The second United States Capitol Police Officer was admitted to the hospital for serious but non-life-threatening injuries and was later released.

This incident remains under investigation by the United States Capitol Police, the Metropolitan Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation Washington Field Office. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099.

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