WASHINGTON, DC – A 16-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with four murders and six shootings in the past couple of months, Metropolitan Police said in a release on Monday.
Michael Mason, of Southeast DC, was arrested on Wednesday and is being charged as an adult with four counts of first degree murder while armed, four counts of assault with intent to kill while armed, assault with intent to murder while armed and assault with a dangerous weapon.
The incidents date back to a death on April 7, according to a release on the police department’s website. Just before 11 p.m. on April 7, officers responded to the 3900 block of Alabama Ave. SE for a report of the sounds of gunshots. Members of the Prince George’s County Police Department were dispatched to the 3900 block of Suitland Road, in Suitland, MD, for the report of a shooting shortly thereafter, according to police.
When officers arrived, they found a woman inside a vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound. The woman was transported to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead. She was identified as Brea Moon, 21 of District Heights, MD. Further investigation showed the shooting occurred in the 3900 block of Alabama Avenue SE, police said.
On May 19, just after 1:30 p.m., officers responded to the 2400 block of Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., SE, for the sounds of gunshots. Officers found two men and a woman suffering from gunshot wounds. D.C. Fire and EMS determined the two men displayed no signs consistent with life. The woman was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. The men have been identified as Jaszel Henderson, 20, and Terrance Griffin, 31, both of Southeast D.C.
On Friday, May 22, just before 5 p.m. officers responded to the 3800 block of East Capitol Street, NE, for the report of a shooting. When officers arrived, they found an unconscious man suffering from gunshot wounds. D.C. Fire and EMS determined the man displayed no signs consistent with life, police said. The man was identified as Antwuan Roach, 18, of Southwest, D.C.
In addition to Mason’s arrest, Daquan jones, 19, has been charged with one count of first degree murder while armed in connection with a shooting of a juvenile.