Two teenagers were arrested Monday in the slaying of a teen who was one of last year’s first and youngest homicide victims in the District.
D.C. police said two juveniles were charged in the Jan. 2, 2011, shooting of Bryant Morillo.
Police said Morillo, 16, lived in Hyattsville. He was fatally shot in the 4500 block of New Hampshire Avenue NW. A second person, also described as a teenager, was shot but survived.
An investigator said Monday that Morillo was killed during an attempt to rob him, but few other details could be learned.
The shooting occurred on a relatively quiet residential street in the Petworth area, about two miles southwest of the boundary between the District and Prince George’s County.
Morillo was a student at High Point High School in Prince George’s. He also had worked occasionally in the Hyattsville area at a hair salon where his mother works.
Curtis Hart, the salon’s owner, said Monday that Morillo seemed to be a “good kid.” He was a football fan who particularly liked the Pittsburgh Steelers, Hart said.
Police said Monday that the suspects were arrested by the Capital Area Regional Task Force. Their names and ages were not given, and no information was available about what led police to the suspects.