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Probe underway into deadly police involved shooting in Silver Spring

Probe underway into deadly police involved shooting in Silver Spring
Posted at 1:47 PM, Dec 31, 2021
and last updated 2022-01-12 12:57:59-05

SILVER SPRING, Md. — An investigation is underway into a deadly police involved shooting that took place December 29 in Silver Spring.

It all started when an off-duty Montgomery County Police officer gave out the description of a vehicle, that was allegedly involved in a shooting that happened earlier that morning in the 900 block of Bonifant Street.

Around 4:29am officers working in the area came across the vehicle in question, in the area of Wayne and Dartmouth Avenue.

The driver of that car, 27-year-old Osman Sesay, got out against officers orders and pointed a gun at them.

Four officers then fired their guns, killing Sesay. No officers were hurt. Police later found a handgun, believed to be Sesay's, on scene.

Officer body worn camera footage of the incident was released on January 12. You can watch it here, but be warned it is graphic.

The four officers involved have since been identified as Nathan Lenhart, an 8-year agency veteran; Karli Dorsey, a 1.5-year agency veteran; Dennis Tejada, a 15-year agency veteran; and Eric Kessler, a 7-year agency veteran.

Each have been put on routine administrative leave pending the outcome of an independent investigation by the Maryland Attorney General's Office.

The original shooting that Sesay may have been tied to remains under investigation.