FBI Shooting In District Heights Under Investigation
An FBI shooting took place at a District Heights home on Nov. 15, with agents drawing the weapons and firing on an unarmed girl. The girl was hurt in the incident, but officials say her injury was the result of a fall, not gunfire. An investigation is now underway into the incident.
The Maryland Gazette reports the incident took place Thursday morning as agents executed a search warrant on a District Heights area home. FBI agents arrived at the 6700 block of Kipling Parkway in District Heights between 6 and 6:30 am and Agent Shayne Stein, of the FBI’s Baltimore Field Office confirmed a shot was fired. Stein believe it was an FBI agent who fired the shot.
In a separate story, Stein told the Washington Post that it was unclear how many shots were fired. It was also unclear exactly why the shots were fired and the woman appears to have been unarmed.
ABC affiliate WJLA reported a man residing in the home, Emory Hughley, was home at the time as was his 18-year-old daughter Myasisa and two of her friends who had stayed the night. He claims after waking up from the noise he walked into his living room to see 15 SWAT team personnel in his living room.
“I’m shouting ‘Nobody is armed, nobody has a gun!’ and then all of a sudden I heard ‘She’s got a gun!’ and they just opened fire,” he said. “I’ve got eight holes in my wall. One bullet went past my head, almost hit me, ricocheted off my brick wall and some of the shrap metal hit my little daughter in the back of her neck, all for nothing.”
Hughley said he does not know why his home was raided or why the FBI shooting took place as no guns were present in the home.