15-year old boy fatally shot at Deanwood Metro

Davonte Washington, 15, was fatally shot on the Deanwood metro station platform Saturday.

According to NBC Washington,the 15-year-old was on his way to get a haircut with his mother and two sisters on Saturday when a man approached and shot him.

Police arrived at the scene around 4 p.m. and Washington was transported to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Washington’s grandfather, Victor Leonard, told reporters that Washington’s mother said that she had never seen the shooter before this incident. Davonte was a freshman Air Force Junior ROTC at Largo High School in Prince George’s County. A Washington Post article said that the victim lived in Maryland and came to D.C. to visit his mother that weekend.

“Just doesn’t make sense,” said Washington’s grandfather, Leonard to the Washington Post reporters.

Police have not yet arrested any suspects for Washington’s death.



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