Jesse Porter Bio – Jesse Porter Wiki
Jesse Porter, a former lieutenant with the Metropolitan Police Department, was arrested after 25-year-old Maurica Manyan, of Indian Head, Maryland, was killed, according to a Friday statement from the Metropolitan police.
Jesse Porter is 58 years old.
DETAIL OF INCIDENCE:
A retired police lieutenant allegedly shot a library officer who died during a training exercise at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library in Washington D.C. on Thursday.
The suspect — who was later identified as Jesse Porter, 58, a former police officer with the Metropolitan Police Department — was conducting ASP baton training with the library officers when the incident occurred, according to a statement from authorities on Friday.
The victim, police said, was 25-year-old Maurica Manyan of Indian Head, Maryland.
Upon arrival at the scene, at around 3:30 p.m. local time, members of the Metropolitan Police Department located Manyan suffering from a gunshot wound, per the police statement. D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital. Manyan was taken to a hospital and was pronounced dead soon after, The Washington Post reported.
The Metropolitan Police Department did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
According to a court affidavit, which NBC Washington obtained, officers at the training said they wanted a group picture taken at the end of the event.
The documents also revealed that Manyan was the subject of some playful jokes about her hair and shoes, and she reportedly said she wanted to take off her mask. The documents noted that Porter pulled out his gun and fired.
According to the police statement, matching the affidavit, the instructor discharged a single round from a firearm that struck Manyan. A gun was recovered from the scene.
“I thought I had my training gun. Why did I do this? Is she ok?” Porter allegedly asked, per witness statements to police, NBC Washington reported.
According to the Post, a D.C. police officer who was at the scene said she saw Porter performing CPR on Manyan in an attempt to save her.