WASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) - It has been a year since an off-duty police officer shot and killed 24-year-old D'Quan Young in a Northeast D.C. neighborhood and police have declined to release the officer's name.
Young left behind a young daughter and numerous family members, including his mother Catherine Young, who will demand answers from police at an anniversary vigil Thursday.
At the time of Young's shooting, Chief Peter Newsham promised answers to Young's family. They largely haven't come.
DC Police have said that D'Quan Young confronted the officer, who was in plain clothes to attend a cookout in the neighborhood. Then, the two exchanged gunfire, police said. Investigators say they found a gun near Young's body.
But his mother maintains that Young was running away.
"How was he shooting at him when he was running for his life?" said Young.
An autopsy report shared exclusively with FOX 5 does show that three of five gunshot wounds were to the back of Young's body, while two hit the front.
Late Wednesday, a police spokesman confirmed to FOX 5 that the officer is on full duty status. He had been on administrative leave when the investigation launched, yet police say prosecutors at the U.S. Attorney's Office are still reviewing the case.
In past fatal police-involved shootings, Mayor Muriel Bowser has released the names of the officers involved. She has declined to do so in Young's case. When FOX 5 asked why Bowser's office did not immediately respond.
Family and friends will gather for a vigil in Young's honor Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Brentwood Recreation Center.
"It's just another nightmare. It's just been a nightmare. It's just a year not having my son. His sisters and brothers miss him. His nieces and nephew and his daughter. Everyone miss him," Young said.