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D.C. police arrest suspect in killing of 14-year-old boy


D.C. police have arrested a 15-year-old and charged him with capturing and wounding a 14-year-old boy early final month in Southeast Washington, in accordance with a press release from police.

The sufferer, Antoine Junior Manning, was shot again on the same block about three weeks later, on Oct. 31, and died. Dustin Sternbeck, a D.C. police spokesman, confirmed Antoine was the identical sufferer in each shootings within the 2600 block of Birney Place SE.

Police mentioned the 15-year-old was arrested Friday and charged as a juvenile with assault with a harmful weapon. His identify was not divulged due to his age. Police mentioned they’re looking for extra folks concerned within the capturing, which occurred Oct. 9.

Sternbeck mentioned he couldn’t touch upon whether or not the 15-year-old can be suspected of being concerned within the Halloween evening capturing that killed Antoine. No arrests have been made in that murder.

Authorities haven’t described a doable motive in both capturing however they’ve mentioned they imagine Antoine was focused within the murder. He had been a ninth-grader and aspiring soccer participant who dreamed of the NFL and was described by his household as a younger girls man. His funeral was Friday.

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At the very least 4 different teenagers or youngsters have been shot the 2 weeks previous to Antoine’s killing, together with a 15-year-old was shot aboard a Metro prepare, a 4-year-old wounded by a bullet not meant for him and one other 15-year-old killed on a porch. Nonetheless one other 15-year-old was fatally shot in Northeast Washington on Nov. 4.

Antoine attended Digital Pioneers Academy and loved dancing and the newest TikTok traits. His father mentioned he had charisma with the women. “He was a superb individual. He had a superb coronary heart,” Antoine Brown, Antoine’s father, mentioned after the loss of life. “They usually took my son away from me. Oh God, I’m by no means going to see my son once more.”

The youthful Antoine, often known as “Twon,” performed soccer for the Watkins Hornets Youth Affiliation crew referred to as the “Clockboyz” for 3 years, in accordance with crew directors and a number of mother and father of different gamers.

Emily Davies contributed to this report.

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