Police identify man shot and killed by Montgomery Co. officers

Investigators with the Maryland Attorney General’s office have identified the man they say was shot and killed by Montgomery County police after threatening them with a gun on Wednesday.

The attorney general’s office says Osman Sesay, 27, was shot by officers after he pointed a gun at them during a traffic stop in Silver Spring. He was pulled over because police were searching for the suspect in a shooting investigation.

Police said before the incident, an off-duty officer heard a shooting and found someone hurt on Bonifant Street. He alerted other officers that the suspect got away in a white Mercedes.

Police then stopped Sesay in a Mercedes nearby. Montgomery County’s police chief had said earlier this week that Sesay got out of the Mercedes and started shooting at officers who then returned fire killing him.

The attorney general’s office now says that Sesay pointed a gun at officers.

Investigators said body camera footage will be released. The four officers involved are on administrative leave, and none was injured.

By state law, the investigation into the fatal, police-involved shooting is being handled by the Maryland Office of the Attorney General Independent Investigation Division.

Jones said the victim in the shooting on Bonifant Street and Sesay knew each other.

Here is a map of where the two shootings in Silver Spring occurred. (Courtesy Google)

WTOP’s Colleen Kelleher contributed to this report.

Juan Herrera

Juan Herrera is an associate producer for WTOP News. He joined the radio news team in 2021 after previously working for WMAL News as a news assistant. He is a graduate of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland.

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