WASHINGTON — A 17-year-old boy has been arrested and charged Monday with first-degree murder while armed after fatally shooting another teenager in Southeast D.C. in September.
On Sept. 9, TaQuan Pinkney, 18, of Southeast D.C., had been walking to the store around 1 p.m. when gunfire erupted in the 2800 block of Stanton Road in Southeast D.C. His mother, Yolanda Pinkney, said he’d run from the gunfire but was killed by a stray bullet.
Police have arrested and charged Elijah Jarmon, 17, of Southeast D.C., with premeditated first-degree murder while armed. He is being charged as an adult.
Police had found Pinkney at Stanton Road suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Two other victims were located but not injured. Several vehicles were damaged.
Pinkney was a recent Suitland High School graduate, who was set to start classes at the University of D.C. Community College later this year.
Below is a map of where the shooting occurred.
WTOP’s Mike Murillo contributed to this report.