WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

D.C. Officer Held Without Bond For Off-Duty Shooting

Play associated audio

Superior Court Judge Ann Keary decided not to release Kenneth Furr on his own recognizance.

Furr is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and may face more serious charges. According to testimony from witnesses, Furr jumped on the hood of the victim's Chrysler 300 and shot his Glock pistol at least five times through the windshield, wounding two transgendered women and a male friend. Two other people in the car were not injured.

The shooting happened shortly after Furr and the victims had an altercation at a CVS store in the 400 block of Massachusetts Ave. NW. Testimony describes Furr as being under the influence of alcohol and the victims under the influence of alcohol, marijuana or both.

Furr's attorney claimed his client had acted in self-defense, because the victims had been following him in their car as he drove away. The victims say they followed Furr to report him to police, because he brandished his Glock at them earlier and had never identified himself as an officer until after the shooting.

The case has angered gay activists who say it's evidence of police bias against transgendered people, but D.C. police say there is no evidence that this incident was a hate crime.

NPR

What College Freshmen Are Reading

Book programs for freshmen — or a whole campus or community — are meant to spark discussion and unity. This year's picks at nine U.S. schools range from memoirs to political advice from 64 B.C.
NPR

Salvage Supperclub: A High-End Dinner In A Dumpster To Fight Food Waste

The ingredients — think wilted basil, bruised plums, garbanzo bean water — sound less than appetizing. Whipped together, they're a tasty meal that show how home cooks can use often-tossed foods.
NPR

For Democrats, The Weak GDP Report May Have Silver Linings. Maybe.

At first glance, Friday's report on economic growth looked dismal. But most of the GDP trouble centered on weak inventory accumulation this spring. As companies restock this fall, growth may rebound.
NPR

How Your Health Data Lead A Not-So-Secret Life Online

Apps can make managing health care a lot easier, but most don't have the privacy protections required of doctors and hospitals. And a simple Web search can clue in advertisers to health concerns.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.