Gina Cook

DC Teens Charged in Brutal Beating of Dog Walker Suspected in Other Violent Attacks

Mother of one suspect convinced him to turn himself in to police

Two teenagers charged in the brutal beating of a 69-year-old dog walker in Northwest D.C. last week are suspected in two other crimes, according to court documents.

Kaveyon Andrews, 16, of Northeast D.C., Thadduse Hartridge, 17, of Southeast D.C., are charged as adults with assault with intent to rob while armed and armed carjacking.

Police said they beat the victim with a pipe in broad daylight during an attempted carjacking Thursday in the 1400 block of Euclid Street NW. She was dropping off a dog when two men tried to steal her car, police said.

The suspects did not take the vehicle, police said.

One day before that attack, the teens allegedly grabbed a woman near Sherman Avenue, pulled her into an alley and pushed her down a stairwell before saying, “Give me your stuff, or I’ll kill you,” then kicking her in the stomach, according to court documents. They took the woman’s backpack, police said.

The other attack they are suspected of took place in Dec. 12. They allegedly chased a woman down Irving Street before hitting her with a brick and stealing her purse and iPhone, according to court documents.

The mother of one of the suspects identified him from images she saw on the news and convinced him to turn himself in to police, investigators said.

The owners of the dogs set up a fundraiser to help the dog walker with her medical expenses.

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