Gun used in Midnight Madness shooting was taken from US Park Police officer, MPD report shows
Vox just obtained the Metropolitan Police Department’s report on last night’s shooting in McDonough Gymnasium.
The report lists Sherice Clanton as the complainant and victim. On the report, her occupation is listed as “police officer.” A June 2009 blog post from the United States Park Police identifies her as a new Park Police officer.
The narrative on the police report describes the incident as follows:
C-1 reports while in the gym of the listed location she sat her purse down with her issued weapon inside. When C-1 took a look in her purse she noticed that her weapon was missing from her purse.
After further investigation by MPD it was found that S-1 had discharged the weapon inside the bathroom in the gym and fled the location. The suspect then went to a dorm room in Village C of the University where he was located along with the weapon.
The handgun is described as a Heckler & Koch .40 Smith & Wesson.
The primary offense listed is Criminal Possession of a Weapon Without a License. Theft I and Destruction of Property (less than $200) were listed as the secondary and tertiary offenses, respectively.
The report lists the price of the destroyed toilet bowl as $250.00.
The report says the incident began at 10:21 p.m. Friday night and ended at 10:25 p.m. The report was filed at 1:35 a.m. on Saturday.
UPDATE 9:19 PM: Officer Clanton declined to comment.
UPDATE 9:47 PM: Sergeant David Schlosser, a Park Police spokesperson, said he does not think Clanton was on duty at Midnight Madness. He added that officers are allowed to carry their government weapons off-duty in certain circumstances, and said the Park Police will investigate the incident.
Schlosser also valued the Heckler and Koch gun at $800 to $1,000, making the theft of the gun a felony.
Reporting by Galen Weber and Will Sommer.