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Kenneth Furr, D.C. police officer, arrested in connection with shooting

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As Kenneth Furr, an off-duty D.C. police officer, stood on the hood of a car firing shots at the people inside, police records say that he started shouting threats, such as "Ima kill all of you."

Police say the shooting took place after multiple verbal altercations near a CVS in Northwest. (Photo: ABC7)

Furr was arrested in connection with the Aug. 26 triple shooting in the 100 block of Pierce Street NW. The off-duty cop not only used his service weapon but was also intoxicated at the time, police records state.

According to the criminal complaint, Furr came across five people at a CVS drug store at 400 Massachusetts Ave. NW and had a verbal confrontation with one of them just before 5 a.m.

Later, Furr and the witness had another verbal altercation outside the store, during which he allegedly pulled a handgun out of the glove compartment of a white Cadillac.

As both the unnamed victims and Furr drove away, at one point he stopped the Cadillac, got out of the car and began firing. The witnesses told police they saw Furr climb up onto the hood of their car and start firing.

Victims say Furr fired at least five shots into the car. Three of the five passengers were injured.

The casings found at the scene were consistent with ammunition in Furr's gun and ammunition distributed to Metropolitan Police Department officers.

Furr recorded a .15 blood-alcohol level during a breathalyzer test at the scene. One of the witnesses also admitted that they had smoked marijuana the night before the shooting.

“These are serious charges, and they are particularly disturbing to have been brought against one who is sworn to protect and serve," Mayor Vincent Gray said on Friday in the wake of the shooting.

According to prosecutors an off-duty D.C. police officer worked as a security guard at CVS and witnessed the argument.

When he was told the man had a gun he investigated but did not take action because Furr was a police officer.

Furr is in D.C. jail, separated from other inmates for his own safety. Some of the passengers in the car are transgender, but sources familiar with the investigation say this does not appear to be a hate crime directed at the transgender community.

Furr is the 23rd D.C. cop charged with a crime this year.

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