Teen is fatally shot in daylight attack in SE D.C.

February 27, 2014

A 17-year-old Southwest Washington youth was fatally shot Thursday afternoon on a sidewalk in Southeast Washington in the ninth such fatal daylight attack in 2014, D.C. police said.

Officers were dispatched to investigate the report of a man down in the 4300 block of Halley Terrace SE about 5:15 p.m., said Officer Hugh Carew, a spokesman. Police found the male unconscious and not breathing, but medics performed CPR and took him to a hospital. He was later pronounced dead.

Officials did not identify the teenager and released no information about what led to the shooting.

The slaying was the 20th in the city this year.

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Clarence Williams is the night police reporter for The Washington Post and has spent the better part of 13 years standing next to crime scene tape, riding in police cars or waking officials in the middle of night to gather information about breaking news in and around Washington.
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