Bellamy is accused of being involved in the killing of a boy who was fatally shot on March 26 at the Deanwood Metro station in Northeast D.C. (Wikimedia Commons)
The Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police arrested 17-year-old Maurice Bellamy on March 29. Bellamy is accused of being involved in the killing of a 15-year-old boy, who was fatally shot on March 26 at the Deanwood Metro station in Northeast D.C.
According to police, the shooting happened at about 4 p.m. in the 4700 block of Minnesota Avenue NE where they found Davonte Washington, 15, suffering from a gunshot wound. Washington was taking the metro to get a haircut for Easter Sunday with his mother and two sisters when he was approached by the suspected shooter, family members said.
“They were on the platform. said the guy walked up to them and asked him what was going on,” Leonard, Washington’s grandfather, told News4. “He said, ‘Nothing.’ The guy said, ‘I’ll shoot you,’ and he shot him. Just like that.”
According to D.C. Courts, Bellamy will have a preliminary hearing on April 22 at 9:30 a.m. The suspect is not eligible for bond.
Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier announced, at a news conference, March 29 that the arrested teen will be charged with second-degree murder while armed as an adult.
Washington, the victim, was a freshman at Largo High School in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
Authorities have not released a possible motive. “Of all the tragic things that we see when it comes to violence, nothing is more senseless than this case, in my opinion,” Lanier said.
Along with the recent arrest, Metropolitan Police announced March 25 that they arrested five homicide suspects in three days.
Arrests include: Tavon “Juice” Stewart, 23, a suspect in connection with the fatal shooting of Rudolph Garris of Suitland, Maryland, was arrested March 23 and charged with second-degree murder while armed. Garris, 25, died at a local hospital after being shot on March 1 in the 4200 block of 6th Street in Washington Highlands in Southeast, D.C.
Authorities arrested Alphonso Roberts on March 24. He was charged with second-degree murder while armed. Roberts, 32, is a suspect in the Feb. 10 homicide of Maurico Walker, 23, in the 1900 block of 18th Street SE.
Oxon Hill, Maryland resident Ronald Bruce Thomas was also arrested and charged with first-degree murder while armed on March 23. Thomas, 29, is suspected in a murder that happened over three years ago when Dontel Price, 21, from Northeast D.C., was struck by gunfire on May 18, 2013, on S Street NE.
On March 22, a juvenile female was arrested and charged with second-degree murder while armed in connection with the deadly stabbing of Amanjanea La-Shell Whitley from Southeast D.C. Whitley, 18, was fighting in the 4800 block of Benning Road. She died at the hospital, according to police.
Anthony Wade from Southeast D.C. was arrested and charged with second-degree murder while armed on March 22. Wade, 29, is a suspect in the March 9 fatal shooting of Aubrey Dansbury. Dansbury, 27, was shot in the 800 block of Chesapeake Street SE. She died at a local hospital on March 17.
As of March 30, there have been 26 homicides in D.C., which is equal to the number of homicides in D.C. during the same time a year ago.