Dramatic moment cop shoots Deon Kay as body cam video shows teen with a gun in hand before being killed

NEW body camera footage shows the harrowing moments leading up to the death of Deon Kay, who was shot by a police officer in Washington D.C.

Kay, 18, was shot and killed by police in Washington, DC on Wednesday, after he was stopped suspected of carrying a gun.

Body camera footage from the officer that shot Kay reveals the suspect was carrying a gun and appeared to throw it in the air seconds before he was shot.

According to police, the gun was found around 98 feet away from where Kay was shot, WJLA reported.

Kay was reportedly killed as he ran away from a car that Metropolitan Police officers suspected included armed passengers.

A statement put out by the police department hours after the incident revealed the sequence of events.

At 3.51pm, uniformed patrol officers of the MPD's Seventh District responded to a group of allegedly armed people in a car, it stated.

When they arrived, they found people in and around the car.

"Upon seeing the officers, two of the suspects fled on foot," the statement read.

"During the foot pursuit, one of the suspects brandished a firearm."

"In response, an officer discharged their firearm one time, striking the suspect," the statement continued.

The officers involved in the shooting have been put on administrative leave.

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