A fifteen-year-old boy was shot and killed on Tuesday in Southeast D.C., police said.
"My heart dropped. It’s broken. It’s my son. It did a lot to me and my kids, my whole family. I just want the person who did this," Jamarid's mother said.
Officers responded to the 2600 block of 12th Place SE at about 7:05 p.m. for reports of sounds of gunshots. They found Jamarid suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
His mother said Jamarid was going to meet a friend at his school, John Hayden Johnson Middle School.
After the shooting, he was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said.
Jamarid was the third juvenile to be killed this year in D.C., and the 14th murder victim overall, according to police.
After his murder, Police Chief Robert Contee said the department must find ways to reduce violence in the city.
“Like we focused in on Covid and all these other things that happen in our city, we have to be that much more determined when it comes to violent crime... especially when it impacts our young people," Contee said.
No suspects have been arrested and anyone with information on the murder is asked to contact police. Tips may be made anonymously. A reward of as much as $25,000 is available.
Just a day earlier, a 22-year-old college student was also shot and killed in Southeast D.C. One suspect was arrested.
After that killing, Mayor Muriel Bowser said that she was troubled by continued gun crimes in the District and “a level of violence that is jolting to all of us.”