Arrest Made in Connection to Non-Fatal shooting in Southeast DC
The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) has announced the arrest of a suspect in connection to a non-fatal shooting that occurred on January 19th at the intersection of A Street and 16th Street, SE. This incident has left the community concerned about safety in the area.
According to MPD documents, the victim was approached by two individuals at the location. One of the suspects brandished a handgun and shot the victim. After the shooting, the suspects proceeded to search the victim’s pockets before fleeing the scene. The victim was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.
Shortly after the incident, officers were alerted to an adult male who had walked into a hospital with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. As a result of their investigation, this male was identified as one of the suspects involved in the shooting.
On January 19th, 19-year-old Christ Tchakounte was apprehended and charged with assault with intent to rob while armed. The arrest of this suspect provides some relief to the community, but concerns still remain regarding the safety of the neighborhood.
The MPD is urging anyone with information related to this incident to come forward. They are offering a reward to individuals who can provide information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this violent crime.
It is important to note that notifications regarding this specific case are not yet available. However, the MPD encourages residents to stay updated and check back for any further developments.
The intersection of A Street and 16th Street, SE, where the shooting took place, is a bustling area known for its residential and commercial establishments. This incident serves as a reminder that even in seemingly safe neighborhoods, acts of violence can occur.
The MPD is committed to ensuring the safety of all residents and visitors in the District. They continue to work diligently to investigate and apprehend individuals involved in criminal activities. It is crucial for the community to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities to the authorities.
As this case unfolds, it is essential for the community to come together and support one another. By working together and providing valuable information to the MPD, we can help create a safer environment for everyone.