A 29-year-old man was arrested Saturday for the shooting death of an 11-year-old boy after a altercation on Thursday in Southeast.
DC Police Chief Peter Newsham and Mayor Bowser announced that they have arrested Tony Antoine McClam in the death of Karon Brown. McClam has been charged with Second Degree Murder While Armed.
Brown was involved in a fight with both adults and children on the 2700 Block of Naylor Road around 7 p.m. that evening.
Sources say a Good Samaritan picked Brown up from the ground and pit inside a car. Police said moments later McClam, who was involved in the fight, ran to the car and opened fire at the vehicle.
Mayor Bowser said that residents of the community and tipsters were extremely useful in making the arrest. The mayor asks residents to report illegal firearms in the District.
“People who would be so brazen and callous have no regard for human life and have no regard for the innocence of childhood, cannot be allowed to have a gun in our streets.” said Mayor Bowser.
A vigil will be held Tuesday night from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at Staton Elementary School playing field located at 2701 Naylor Road, SE.
DC officials announce arrest made in shooting death of 11-year-old Karon Brown in Southeast. Tony Antoine McClam, 29, of Southeast was charged with Second Degree Murder While Armed. https://on.wusa9.com/30K5NNP
Posted by WUSA 9 on Saturday, July 20, 2019
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