Metro Transit Police releases video showing moments before Metro Center shooting

Metro Transit Police released two angles of footage showing what happened before and after Wednesday’s shooting at the Metro Center Metro station involving an off-duty FBI agent killing a man.

The video showed several passengers waiting for a train to come on a Red Line platform. Two men, later identified as 28-year-old Troy Bullock and the off-duty FBI veteran special agent, then appear, shoving each other before going over a wall and falling eight feet.



Several people looked over the ledge to see what was going on. The shooting was not shown in the footage. In both videos, people on the crowded platform and looking over the ledge react to the sound of gunfire by running away.

In a second video, a Metro Rail train arrived just before shots were fired. The rail operator “who saw an incident unfolding” elected not to open the doors and drove away from the platform as people ran to the exits, Metro Transit Police said in a tweet.

“Her decision to bypass the station kept many customers safe,” Metro Transit Police said.

Bullock was killed in the shooting while the FBI agent suffered non-life-threatening injuries. During Wednesday’s press conference, police said Bullock was found with a gun.

Anyone with information from the shooting is asked to call D.C. police at 202-727-9099.

Tadiwos Abedje

Tadi Abedje is a freelance digital writer/editor for WTOP. He was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Northern Virginia. Journalism has been his No. 1 passion since he was a kid and he is blessed to be around people, telling their stories and sharing them with the world.

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