Monday, August 31, 2020

Police tape at the site of Taijhon Wyatt, Jr.'s murder | 5500 block of 9th Street NW DC

From a DC Police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a vehicle of interest in reference to a homicide that occurred on Monday, August 10, 2020, in the 5500 block of 9th Street NW, Washington DC. At approximately 9:34 pm, members of the Fourth District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a juvenile male suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and found no signs consistent with life. Additionally, officers located a second victim, an adult male, suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The decedent has been identified as Taijhon Wyatt, Jr., 17, of Northeast DC. 

This young man's life was lost in an alley in the Petworth neighborhood. May there be peace for him, his family, and for the community.

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