D.C. police have charged a 16-year-old boy in the killing early Wednesday of a man who was shot near a convenience-store parking lot in the Trinidad neighborhood of Northeast Washington.
Larry Darnell Harrell, 43, of Northeast was pronounced dead outside the Circle 7 Express in the 1200 block of Mount Olivet Road NE.
The shooting occurred minutes before 1 a.m. A police report says the victim was found bleeding from the head.
Police identified the suspect as Titus Iracks of Northeast. The youth was charged as an adult with first-degree murder while armed, and he is expected to make an initial appearance in D.C. Superior Court on Thursday.
D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham, in describing the killing during a news conference, did not provide a possible motive. The victim lived around the corner from where he was shot.
There have been 70 homicides in the District this year, a 52 percent increase over the 46 reported at this time in 2017.