Second psychological exam ordered for teen shooting suspect

A D.C. Superior Court judge has ordered the 15-year-old teen accused of shooting a police officer Saturday to undergo a second psychological evaluation while in the custody of D.C. youth services.

Judge Milton Lee late Tuesday ordered the teenager to undergo the exam, which generally takes about 30 days, while the youth remains in custody of the District’s Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services, according to court spokeswoman Leah Gurowitz.

On Saturday, police responded to the 700 block of Crittenden Street NE for a report of man with a gun. One officer was was struck three times — in the neck, the shoulder and his chest. The officer, who was wearing a protective vest, was taken to the hospital and was listed in stable condition. Another officer was grazed in the shooting.

Prosecutors with the D.C. attorney general’s office charged the teen with 11 counts in connection with Saturday’s shooting, including attempted first-degree murder while armed, assault with intent to kill, assault on a police officer and aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon.

Because the youth was being charged as a juvenile, The Washington Post agreed not to identify him.

On Monday, another judge ordered the teen to undergo an initial 24-hour exam.

Keith Alexander covers crime, specifically D.C. Superior Court cases for The Washington Post. He has covered dozens of crime stories from Banita Jacks, the Washington woman charged with killing her four daughters, to the murder trial of slain federal intern Chandra Levy.


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