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Marqueese Alston, 22
Washington, District of Columbia
June 12, 2018

Agencies: Metropolitan Police Department District of Columbia

Last updated: 9 months ago

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DC Police Chief Peter Newsham said there is "overwhelming" evidence that 22-year-old Marquis Alston, who was killed in Tuesday night's officer-involved shooting fired an illegal handgun at police in Southeast Washington.

D.C. police said their officers were on regular patrol at the intersection of 1st Street and Wayne Place, SE when they encountered a group of men in a back alley at around 7:15 p.m.

One of the men, who has been identified as 22-year-old Marquis Alston, of Temple Hills, Maryland, fled from officers when they arrived and later pulled out a handgun, according to police.

Newsham said at a news conference Wednesday there is evidence Alstonl, who is a convicted felon, shot the handgun at the officers and was then killed after two officers returned fire.

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