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Police arrest teen in fatal shooting in Metro station parking lot

A Metro Transit Police K-9 officer at the Gallery Place station in 2018. (Salwan Georges/The Washington Post)

Metro Transit Police arrested a 17-year-old Monday in connection with a shooting that killed a man in Prince George’s County at a Metro station.

D’Hani Rispus of the District was arrested without incident by transit police, D.C. police and the U.S. Marshals Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force. Transit police said he is being extradited to Maryland, where he will be charged as an adult with first-degree murder, second-degree murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, firearm use in a crime of violence and possession of a loaded handgun.

Person fatally shot at Metro station, officials say

Authorities say a 19-year-old man was shot to death at about 4:45 p.m. Sunday in the parking lot of the Southern Avenue Metro station in Temple Hills. Detectives did not release the name of the victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene, after suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

An extended relative of Rispus reached by phone said she would pass a request for comment to a family member, who did not immediately return a call Monday.

The killing is the latest incident in a spate of violent stabbings or shootings that have taken place on or near buses, trains or Metro stations over the past year, prompting transit police to increase patrols.

“Appreciative of the incredible work of Transit Police with this arrest in less than 24hrs,” Metro General Manager Randy Clarke tweeted Monday. “Between more patrols, partnerships and enhanced video we are working hard to make metro safe for our customers and staff.”

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