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13-Year-Old Kid Shot And Killed After Allegedly Breaking Into Cars

A car from footage covering the incident.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A 13-year-old boy was shot and killed by a local homeowner who alleged that the boy and two others were breaking into cars in his neighborhood, according to reports.

The boy was reportedly shot multiple times Saturday morning, according to WTTG.

Law enforcement arrived to find the homeowner who shot the boy performing CPR on him, but it wasn’t enough. The boy was taken to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

The homeowner has yet to be identified, but the boy has been. However, this author tries to avoid disclosing the names of juveniles when possible.

Law enforcement believes that there were two other juveniles involved, but the two were seen attempting to leave the scene in a vehicle before bailing out and scrambling down an alley on foot, per WTTG.

The police have issued a statement on the incident:

At approximately 3:56 am, members of the Fifth District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, the members located a juvenile male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead.

Detectives’ investigation at the scene revealed that a male inside of a residence, at the listed location, heard noises and observed someone that appeared to be tampering with vehicles. The male resident went outside, armed with a registered firearm, to further investigate. There was an interaction between a juvenile male and the male resident. During the interaction, the male resident discharged his firearm striking the victim. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. …

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are currently working with the US Attorney’s Office to review the facts and circumstances for any potential criminal charges.

D.C. Metropolitan Police

This is a developing situation, and criminal charges may be issued in time.

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