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David Kerstetter was shot and killed by D.C. police on November 6. The story merited little attention. Police say simply that they found Kerstetter in his home, that he was brandishing a knife, that there was a struggle and that they used self-defense when they fired their guns.
But there were still tons of questions left unanswered. Who was David Kerstetter? What was his mental-health history? What were the events that led up to the police showing up at his Logan Circle doorstep? Who was the officer that fired those fatal shots? What did the officer know about Kerstetter? Did they have a history? How did Kerstetter end up bleeding out in his bathroom? How well do the police handle residents in crisis? We found some answers, which you can read in our story on David Kerstetter and the circumstances of his death.
*passport photo of David Kerstetter provided by the Kerstetter family.