- The Washington Times - Monday, December 29, 2014

The Metropolitan Police Department misidentified a man fatally shot by officers on Christmas Eve, a police spokeswoman said Monday.

Police issued a correction Monday stating that 33-year-old Gregory Marcus Gray of no fixed address was the man killed in an officer-involved shooting in Southeast on Wednesday night. On Friday, police identified the man killed as 29-year-old Raymond Robinson of Southeast.

Police spokeswoman Gwendolyn Crump did not address questions as to how the man killed by police was misidentified, saying that the department was investigating.

“Proper protocol was not followed in the identification process,” Ms. Crump said in an email response to questions. “The department is investigating how this occurred so that it does not happen again.”

The officer-involved shooting occurred in the 2800 block of Naylor Road in Southeast.

Police said officers were pursuing a person who fit the description of a man who had just committed a robbery in the area. The man fled from police, but when cornered pulled out a firearm and opened fire on officers. The officers shot back, striking and killing him.

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