Teen charged in fatal shooting of 15-year-old

Christopher Scheibe, 29, of Mechanicsville, pleaded guilty to two stabbing two women to death in 2016 and 2012. (Thinkstock)
WASHINGTON — A 16-year-old was arrested and charged Wednesday in the death of a 15-year-old boy killed two weeks ago, according to police.

Daquan Gray, 16, of Southeast D.C., was arrested and charged as an adult with first-degree murder while armed, police said.

On Tuesday, police asked for the public’s help in locating Gray, who they say shot and killed Jaylyn Wheeler, 15, also of Southeast D.C.

Police responded to the 600 block of Alabama Avenue in Southeast D.C., near Ballou High School, where they say they found Wheeler suffering from gunshot wounds on May 16, just before 4 p.m.

Wheeler died from his injuries at the hospital.

Below is the area where the shooting happened.

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Valerie Bonk

Valerie Bonk started working at WTOP in 2016 and has lived in Howard County, Maryland, her entire life. She's thrilled to be a reporter for WTOP telling stories on air. She works as both a television and radio reporter in the Maryland and D.C. areas. 

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