FBI Agent Shoots Suspect in DC

(PatriotWise.com) – An off-duty FBI agent last week shot and killed a man during a fight inside the DC Metro Center Metro station, according to DC police.

The DC Metropolitan Police said the agent got into a fight with the other man around 6:30 pm on Wednesday. During the altercation, the two fell about 8 feet over a wall away from the tracks at the end of the platform. The fight continued after they fell and at some point, the agent fired his weapon, killing the other man.

Executive Assistant Chief of Police Ashan Benedict confirmed that the shots were fired by a veteran special agent stationed at the FBI headquarters in DC who was off duty at the time.

The victim was identified on Thursday as 28-year-old Troy Bullock of Southeast Washington DC who was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Bullock was also armed with a gun. According to News4, a law enforcement source familiar with the investigation said Bullock was also armed with a 6-inch knife.

Police did not release the name of the FBI agent who killed Bullock, only saying he was taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries sustained in the fight.

One witness told News4 that after hearing the gunfire, she yelled for everyone to get down, shouting “Active shooter!” She said people began running in a panic.

According to Ashan Benedict, the DC Metro police are leading the investigation to determine whether the shooting was justified.

The FBI’s Washington Field Office said in a statement that the bureau takes shooting incidents involving its agents or task force members seriously.

The FBI said its inspection division would also review the circumstances of the shooting.

Metro’s Red Line briefly stopped service. Ultimately, the station shut down and commuters were directed to other nearby stops as police investigated the scene.

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