Fredericksburg police arrest 2 teens in killing of student

Fredericksburg, Virginia, police have arrested two people in the shooting death of an 18-year-old student.

U.S. Marshals found 16-year-old Lorenzo A. Brooks and 19-year-old Aaron Randolph Carter in Temple Hills, Maryland, on Thursday and arrested them without incident, according to a news release.

Police had been looking for both in connection with the killing of Jasiah Smith, a senior from James Monroe High School in Fredericksburg.

Brooks was charged with first-degree murder, while Carter, 19, was charged with second-degree murder. Both were also charged with the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

On March 26, shortly before 3 p.m., officers were called to the 400 block of Chadwick Court after police received a report of shots fired in a parking lot. When police arrived, they found Smith with multiple gunshot wounds and attempted to perform life-saving measures, including CPR.

He was taken to a local hospital, where he later died.

Police said Brooks and Carter are being held without bond at the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections in Maryland.

Tadiwos Abedje

Tadi Abedje is a freelance digital writer/editor for WTOP. He was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Northern Virginia. Journalism has been his No. 1 passion since he was a kid and he is blessed to be around people, telling their stories and sharing them with the world.

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