Kenneth Furr to stand trial for CVS shooting
The MPD officer facing assault charges in connection with an off-duty shooting was ordered Friday to stand trial in D.C. Superior Court and will remain behind bars until his next court appearance.
Kenneth Furr, a veteran officer, 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.
Furr is due back in court Oct 7
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.
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