Who is the Off-duty FBI agent? Why he fatally shot a person at Metro Center Station? Explained

Off-Duty FBI agent

The Off-duty FBI agent fatally shot a person at Metro Center Station. Let’s see what happened at the Metro Center and why the Off-duty FBI agent fatally shot a person in detail.

What happened in the DC Metro center?

According to accounts, one person was shot in the chest in the Metro Center in Washington, D.C., following an officer-involved incident.

Following reports of gunfire in the station, all trains were stopped. The Washington police confirmed that one individual was shot and killed. Due to police activities, the Red Line is temporarily single-tracking. The Blue, Silver, and Orange lines are operating normally.

According to the Metropolitan Police Department, the Metro Center station on the Red Line in Washington, D.C., is closed after an off-duty FBI special agent shot and killed a person on the platform Wednesday evening.

DC Police Department said, MPD is assisting an outside law enforcement agency with an officer-involved shooting inside the Metro Center Station. PIO is en route to the scene.

Why did an off-duty FBI agent shoot a man?

The unnamed victim was shot by an off-duty FBI special agent at 6:21 pm, according to the MPD Executive Assistant Chief of Police Ashan Benedict.

Benedict stated that he believes two people, one of whom was the FBI agent, were involved in a fight on the Glenmont platform and that one of them grabbed the other before they both went over a side wall together.

“This wall is away from the train tracks at the end of the platform; there’s about an eight-foot drop,” Benedict said, adding that at some point during the fight, an FBI agent shot the man.

According to officials, the FBI agent was taken to a nearby hospital and treated for minor wounds. On the station’s platform, a witness reported hearing gunfire and seeing a man fall and strike his head. People began yelling and fleeing the station. The passengers running for the exits while a train that was arriving sped by to flee the shots. 

As the inquiry got underway, Red Line service between Farragut North and Gallery Place was suspended, but as of 7:52 p.m., trains started single-tracking through the station. The public has been warned to anticipate delays in both directions.

FBI’s statement:

MTPD is receiving assistance from the Metropolitan Police with the investigation. Regarding the shooting, the FBI released the following statement:

“The FBI Washington Field Office is cooperating with MPD to investigate an agent-involved shooting that occurred at Metro Center at approximately 6:39 on December 7. The FBI agent sustained minor injuries and is being evaluated by medical professionals. The assailant is deceased. The FBI takes any shooting incident involving our agents or task force members seriously. In accordance with FBI policy, the shooting incident is under review by the FBI’s Inspection Division.” 

There’s no ongoing threat to the Metro Transit System, MPD said.

One of the witnesses, Lisa Mae Crawford said,

“I was on the train when we just saw people running for their lives at Metro Center. I started screaming for everyone to get down and our entire car hit the ground. I’m still shaking like a leaf!!”


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