A 16-year-old boy from Northwest D.C. has been arrested and charged with taking pictures and killing a 14-year-old boy on the platform of the Brookland Metro station on Thursday, based on police. 

D.C. police and Metro Transit police on the scene of a taking pictures that occurred at Brookland Metro station simply earlier than 4 p.m. Thursday.(WTOP/Mike Murillo )

A 16-year-old boy from Northwest D.C. has been arrested and charged with taking pictures and killing a 14-year-old boy on the platform of the Brookland Metro station final week, based on police.

The teen is charged as a juvenile with second-degree homicide within the taking pictures dying of Avion Evans, of Northeast D.C. It occurred simply earlier than 4 p.m. Thursday, when a battle broke out amongst a gaggle of teenagers on the station’s platform. Police stated the 16-year-old, who wasn’t concerned within the altercation, pulled out a gun and fired photographs.

Evans was pronounced lifeless on the scene.

Within minutes, D.C.’s new Real Time Crime Center shared photographs of a suspect, which Police Chief Pamela Smith stated was instrumental in making an arrest on this case.

“Nothing will ever have the ability to make Avion’s household really feel complete once more. I communicate for your entire District once I once more ship my deepest sympathies to Avion’s household and buddies throughout this time. I hope this arrest will convey some measure of closure to everybody who knew Avion,” Smith stated.

Police stated there aren’t any different suspects within the taking pictures.

During a information convention Tuesday, Smith was requested about what town is doing in response to yet one more occasion of violent crime involving children.

“We actually need to do much more to have interaction our younger folks to be engaged in optimistic actions versus actions similar to this, and we’ll proceed to work with our companions in DCPS the place a few of these younger folks additionally attend faculty. We will proceed to work with our Office of Attorney General as effectively to make sure that these younger individuals are held accountable for these sorts of crimes,” Smith stated.

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