Police: 15-Year-Old Boy Shot, Killed at Deanwood Metro Station

A boy died after being shot at the Deanwood Metro station in Northeast D.C. Saturday, police say.

Police were called to the station about 4:15 p.m., and the boy was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, News4's Darcy Spencer reported. 

On Sunday, police identified the boy as 15-year-old Davonte Washington of Northeast D.C.

Washington was shot on the station platform in front of other people at the station, police and witnesses said. He was with his mother and sisters at the time, a relative confirmed to News4.

The family said he was on his way to get a haircut for Easter.

Metropolitan Police Department district commander David Taylor says the teen was involved in a conversation that escalated into an argument. At some point, the second person is believed to have drawn a gun and fired at the victim.

D.C. council member Jack Evans says surveillance cameras at the station captured the incident.

A woman who witnessed the shooting said Washington's mother was screaming and crying.

"All I heard was the lady say, 'They shot my son,' and the babies was crying, so I was trying to console them. So, I just kept saying, 'Jesus, in the name of Jesus. He's in heaven,'" she said.

Washington was a student at Largo High School in Upper Marlboro, Md., and was in the school's Air Force JROTC program, a relative said.

Spencer reports Washington's family does not believe there is enough of a police presence at the Metro station.

Police have not arrested any suspects and do not have descriptions at this time. 

"It's not believed to be random, that's for sure," Taylor, with the Metropolitan Police Department, said.

D.C. police said they are offering a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone who provides information leading to an arrest. Anyone with information can call (202) 727-9099 or text and anonymous message to 50411.

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