Ret. D.C. officer indicted for second-degree murder in fatal shooting of trainee

Jesse Porter shot a library special police officer in the chest thinking was holding his training gun

By Bill Carey 
Police1 Staff  

WASHINGTON — A retired D.C. police lieutenant has been indicted for the death of a special police officer he shot in the chest during training in August 2022. 

Retired Metropolitan Police Lieutenant Jesse Porter was conducting a baton training session at the Anacostia Library. After the exercise Porter’s training group was posing for a photo when Manyan interrupted them to fix her hair and face mask. That is when Porter grabbed a gun and shot her. He later told police he thought he had grabbed his training gun, WTOP reported. 

Porter was indicted on three counts: second-degree murder while armed, possession of a firearm during a crime of violence and unlawful discharge of a firearm, FOX 5 reported. He was charged earlier with involuntary manslaughter. 

Porter conducted the training as a private contractor for the library's special police officers. 

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