17-Year-Old Hit-and-Run Driver Struck, Killed 15-Year-Old Girl: DC Police - NBC4 Washington

17-Year-Old Hit-and-Run Driver Struck, Killed 15-Year-Old Girl: DC Police

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    15-Year-Old Girl Killed in SE DC Hit-and-Run

    A 15-year-old girl is dead and a 17-year-old boy is in custody after a hit-and-run, D.C. police said. Shomari Stone reports.

    (Published Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019)

    A teenage driver struck and killed another teenager in Southeast D.C. Thursday morning and kept on going, according to D.C. police.

    Witness Ka’tora Balam said 15-year-old Amoni Richardson was walking across the 3900 block of East Capital Street SE with a friend about 9:30 a.m. when she was struck by a gray sedan Thursday morning. She was not in the marked crosswalk when the driver hit her, police said.

    “Her papers were everywhere,” Balam said. “Her shoes were on the ground. I guess that’s her friend; she was right there holding her.”

    Amoni was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.

    Officers found a heavily damaged car about a half-mile from the scene in an apartment complex parking lot, police said. They arrested a 17-year-old suspect and charged him with murder two.

    People who live in the neighborhood said they’d like a speed camera and traffic light installed in the area.

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