Washington DC Shooting Death of George Watson – Obituary
34-year-old George Watson has died after being shot by a Metropolitan Police officer in Washington DC on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. It happened when officers responded to 911 calls about a man spotted with a long firearm that, in the words of the police, could have been an airsoft or paintball gun.
Police arrived at the scene to find Watson on the scene. They spoke with him for some time before he left and came back with what officers say was a rifle-style firearm.
He brandished the gun and pointed it at them, prompting at least one of the officers to open fire, striking Watson. By the end of the confrontation, Waston and one officer were left with bullet wounds.
Both were taken to the hospital where Watson was pronounced dead.
Officers have not explained how the officer sustained the gunshot – whether it was from Watson’s gun or not.