Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jul 7, 2023 / 16:20 pm
The family of a man fatally shot on the campus of the Catholic University of America has disputed police statements that he was known to the gunman and that there was no threat to the wider community, while police say the matter is still under investigation.
Max Emerson, a 25-year-old from Crestwood, Kentucky, was shot Wednesday morning on the university’s Washington, D.C., campus and later died at a local hospital.
Emerson was not a student or member of the faculty. He was a social studies teacher at Oldham County High School in north-central Kentucky who was in Washington, D.C., to attend a conference at the Library of Congress, family members told Fox5 News.
His parents Steve and Chandra Emerson said they were in town with their son and his twin brother to sightsee and celebrate the Fourth of July.