- The Washington Times - Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Metropolitan Police Department on Tuesday identified a 20-year-old man fatally shot by police officers.

Officers shot Michael Ezekel Epps of Windsor Mill, Md., after they responded to the 5300 block of Clay Terrace in Northeast around 7 p.m. Monday and saw him firing a gun. Police said Mr. Epps did not respond to orders to drop his weapon and the officers fired.

The four officers involved have not been publically named by the department and have been placed on administrative leave with pay, MPD spokeswoman Gwendolyn Crump said.

Police initially said they responded to a report of a man who was high on PCP firing a gun in the Clay Terrace neighborhood, however, Ms. Crump said police are awaiting toxicology results to determine whether Mr. Epps was under the influence of any drugs.