16-year-old dies after he was shot in the head in Southeast DC

A 16-year-old boy has died after being shot multiple times, including in the head, in Southeast D.C. early Tuesday, police said.

D.C. police identified the teen as Steffen Brathwaite, of Southeast D.C., later Tuesday.

Around 12:12 a.m., police responded to the 3000 block of 24th Place Southeast for the sounds of gunshots. The officers found the teen behind an apartment building suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the head and body.

Brathwaite was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. He was later pronounced dead.

Police said they’re investigating the shooting as assault with intent to kill and have not yet provided a suspect description.

Below is a map of the area where police said the shooting happened:

Anyone with information about this case can call police at (202) 727-9099, or text their tip to 50411.

WTOP’s Teta Alim contributed to this report. 

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