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.