Police arrested two more suspects in the shooting of a man in the bathroom of a McDonald’s restaurant near the Verizon Center on Aug. 12.
Surveillance video showed the victim, 25, was followed by another man into the restroom before the man is seen walking back out alone.
The victim is in critical condition, breathing with the help of a ventilator, and has undergone major reconstructive surgery after being shot in the face inside the restaurant’s restroom.
Police arrested two suspects Tuesday: A 17-year-old from Capitol Heights, Maryland, and 20-year-old Lafayette Booker of northeast D.C. They are charged with assault with intent to rob.
Natalie Voyles, the victim’s mother, came from Kansas to be with her son. She said she is devastated and wants justice for her son.
“He is still fighting for his life. He’s going through so much, and you can see the fear in his eyes,” Voyles said. “We are just hurting so bad.”
Police said the victim and the gunman had some sort of interaction before the shooting. Voyles said she thinks it was a random robbery.
“Please turn yourself in,” she said Monday night. “You have messed up this young man's life along with his family.”
Police arrested a 15-year-old boy in connection with the shooting Aug. 13. He was charged with assault with intent to kill.