Three eyewitnesses disputed the police account of Johnson’s fatal shooting in the stairwell of her apartment building. Police were called out on a shots-fired call. On arrival neighbors told them it was probably firecrackers. Police proceeded to confront the mother of two, ordered her to drop a 9mm pistol in her hand, and shot her. The witnesses say she was unarmed and had her hands raised.

ID: 1604

Victms Name: Charquissa Johnson
Age: 23
Gender: Female
Race: African-American/Black

City: Washington
County: District of Columbia
State: DC
Zip Code: 20020
Country: United States of America

Agency: Metropolitan Police Department

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: Three eyewitnesses disputed the police account of Johnson’s fatal shooting in the stairwell of her apartment building. Police were called out on a shots-fired call. On arrival neighbors told them it was probably firecrackers. Police proceeded to confront the mother of two, ordered her to drop a 9mm pistol in her hand, and shot her. The witnesses say she was unarmed and had her hands raised.

Symptoms of mental health: No

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