Shooting inside the Deanwood Metro Saturday

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From Metro Transit Police just before 5pm on Saturday:

“Deanwood Station temp closed for shooting investigation. @DCPoliceDept has the lead on this case & all info will come from MPD.”

Alan Henney reported:

“u/d on DEANWOOD METRO SHOOTING- Victim is a 15/16yr-old male in cardiac arrest (probably fatal), shot x2 in chest while on station platform.”

UPDATE from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announced that an arrest has been made in the homicide that occurred at the Deanwood Metro Station in the 4700 block of Minnesota Avenue, Northeast, on Saturday, March 26, 2016.

At approximately 3:57 pm, members of the Sixth District responded to a call for a shooting. Upon arrival, they located a juvenile male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The victim has been identified as 15-year-old Davonte Washington, of Northeast, DC.

On Monday March, 28, 2016, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 17-year-old Maurice Bellamy, of Southeast, DC. He is being charged as an adult with Second Degree Murder While Armed.”

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  • Don’t worry everyone. When the cops catch the murderer, they’ll pay him to not shoot people rather than send him to jail. Gotta love the justice in this city.

    • Common misunderstanding of that initiative and severely overused joke at this point

    • OMG so original!! Did you come up with that yourself? LOL. 😐

    • A kid was murdered in front of his family on a Easter Weekend. Not the time for a joke.

      This is incredibly sad on so many fronts. A kid lost his life. His mom and sister had to watch. Another kid has such little regard for life (including his own) that he shot someone over an argument in front of dozens of people. The Deanwood community has to deal with yet another horrific crime.

  • This is absolutely awful. WaPo published the details of this attack: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/as-metro-rhythms-resume-after-weekend-murder-fatalism-remains-over-violence/2016/03/27/a79f7428-f43b-11e5-a3ce-f06b5ba21f33_story.html The kid was gunned down in front of his family, including two little sisters under the age of 10.

  • northeazy

    According to MPD, the argument involved the victim apparently “disrespecting” the gunman. While I think it is basically impossible to reach kids like the gunman (no regard for others’ lives or his own) I think the vast majority of educational resources need to be redirected to people like the victim. Learn to walk away, not escalate, etc. By all accounts the victim seemed like a normal young man (as opposed to a homicidal maniac like the gunman obviously is). Surely it is easier to reach him and convince him that all conflict doesn’t need to be resolved by male puffery and displays of aggression. It could save a life. Or we can keep on focusing on jail and justice reform. We have a system that pours money into dealing with the offender instead of potential victims.

    • In this case, “disrespected” probably means he stood up for himself. Very very sad that standing up to thugs will end up in you losing your life.

    • I like the idea, but someone who lights up a person he doesn’t know in broad daylight is looking to blast someone from the moment he leaves the house. Even walking away might get you put down. It’s an escalated, fatal version of the person who blasts music on the metro or sprawls across two seats to try to get a reaction.

    • Not sure how much back-and-forth there was in this particular situation before the shooting occurred, but — generally speaking — the range of what some people perceive as “disrespect” is pretty broad.

  • Was wondering what we as a community and the power that popville has, can do for this family as they go through something unimaginably difficult.

  • This is a really rough year for Ward 7. Homicides are down in almost every other ward for the most part, in fact significantly down. Except for Ward 7 where they are WAY up. Like 50% of DC homicides are in Ward 7.
    Don’t believe me, look at the stats in detail. It’s crazy. East of the River is having a very bad year.

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