Sources: Retired DC police officer forced to shoot, kill mentally ill son

A retired D.C. police lieutenant shot and killed his son during what may have been, according to police sources, an assault with a knife.

Around 9:50 p.m. officials with the Metropolitan Police Department were called to a residence in the 2300 block of Woodridge Street, Northeast, for a report of a Domestic Assault.

When officials arrived they found 33-year-old Carl Holloway suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was then transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to officials.

Sources familiar with the investigation say James Holloway shot his son Carl when he came through a door at him with a knife.

Court records show Carl shouldn't have been at the house after being arrested for assaulting his father during a fight on October 23.

Sources familiar with the investigation say James retired from the force in the mid-nineties and lived at the Woodridge Street home.

One police source familiar with the report says Carl suffered from a mental illness. Neighbors mostly declined to talk to reporters about the shooting or the family, but one said that the son was having trouble.

Records also show Carl had been ordered to stay away from his father and was due back in court the day of the shooting.