Police identify 16-year-old boy killed in Southeast DC shooting

A teenager is dead and a person of interest is in custody following a shooting in Southeast D.C. on Saturday.

The victim was identified by police on Sunday as 16-year-old Jakhi Snider, a Southeast D.C. resident.

Officers responded for reports of a shooting near the intersection of 18th Street and the 1600 block of Morris Road in Southeast D.C. around 11:20 a.m. on Saturday, the Metropolitan Police Department said.

Arriving at the scene, police found a 16-year-old male, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds, falling in and out of consciousness. After being treated at the scene, the victim was taken to a hospital where he died of his injuries.

Police said a “person of interest” was taken into custody after a short pursuit near the crime scene.

An investigation into the shooting is ongoing, but police said they believe it was a targeted attack.

Joshua Barlow

Joshua Barlow is a writer, composer, and producer who has worked for CGTN, Atlantic Public Media, and National Public Radio. He lives in Northeast Washington, D.C., where he pays attention to developments in his neighborhood, economic issues, and social justice.

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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