Attorney General Releases Video From Fatal Silver Spring Shooting

The Independent Investigations Division of the Office of the Attorney General today released dashboard and body-worn camera video from the fatal police-involved shooting that occurred on Dec. 29 in Silver Spring, the office announced.

The Maryland Attorney General’s office took over the investigation at the end of December.

“On December 29, at 4:25 a.m., an off-duty Montgomery County police officer was alerted to a shooting in the 900 block of Bonifant Street in Silver Spring. The off-duty officer relayed a secondhand description of the suspect’s car to on-duty officers who were responding to the scene to assist,” the office announced at the time.

“At 4:29 a.m., officers observed a car matching that description driving in the area of Wayne Avenue and Dartmouth Avenue in Silver Spring and made a traffic stop. [The suspect, identified as 27-year-old Osmond Sesay of Silver Spring] got out of the car contrary to officers’ orders and pointed a handgun at them. Four officers fired at him. Sesay was pronounced dead on the scene. None of the officers was injured.

“Sesay’s weapon, a handgun, was recovered from the scene.

“The involved officers are all employees of the Montgomery County Police Department and are assigned to the Patrol Services Bureau. They have been identified as Officer Nathan Lenhart, an 8-year veteran; Officer Karli Dorsey, a 1.5-year veteran; Officer Dennis Tejada, a 15-year veteran; and Officer Eric Kessler, a 7-year veteran,” the release added.

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Screenshot from Office of Attorney General

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