Two weapons were recovered at the scene, according to NBC Washington. And while one appeared to be an assault rifle -- the weapon the two officers saw at the time of the shooting -- and the other appeared to be a handgun, both turned out to be pellet guns. Officers didn’t realize until after the fatal confrontation that the men were carrying pellet guns.
The second man involved in the argument was not harmed, but was taken into custody.
The investigation is ongoing and both police officers have been put on administrative leave. The names of the police officers, victim and man in custody have not been released.