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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Columbia

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office Regarding the Police-Involved Shooting on March 18, 2023

            The loss of a life is always tragic but is especially heartbreaking when it involves a child.  On Saturday, March 18th, 17-year-old Dalaneo Martin tragically died after a shooting involving the U.S. Park Police, and we recognize that the body-worn camera footage just released of his death is extremely upsetting.  We extend our condolences to Mr. Martin’s family and friends.  In coordination with the FBI Washington Field Office, the United States Attorney’s Office has opened a civil rights investigation into the circumstances leading to Mr. Martin’s death.  That investigation—which we are committed to conducting diligently and thoroughly—is ongoing.  As this is an open matter, we are not able to provide additional comment or release further information at this time. 

Updated April 5, 2023