District teen arrested in Feb. fatal shooting
A 15-year-old District teenager has been charged with murder in the February shooting death of another teenager, police said Tuesday.
Authorities said the youth, who was not identified because he is a juvenile, shot 15-year-old Joel Watkins the night of Sunday, Feb. 21, in the 6200 block of 7th St. NW in the Brightwood/Manor Park area. Authorities said Watkins had been shot several times.
At the time of the shooting, D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4) said Joel Watkins attended the Transition Academy at Shadd, which the D.C. Public Schools Web site describes as a special education school for grades 9 through 12 in the 5600 block of East Capitol Street SE. A neighborhood resident said he was one of three siblings.
The youth, who was arrested Monday, was charged with first-degree felony murder while armed, police said.
-- Maria Glod
March 9, 2010; 10:38 AM ET
Categories: Homicide , Maria Glod , The District
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