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Police Make Arrest in Easter Monday Shooting at National Zoo

Police arrested a 14-year-old juvenile male from Southwest, DC and charged him with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun).

Detectives Saturday from the Metropolitan Police Department arrested a 14-year-old juvenile male from Southwest, DC and charged him with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun).
Detectives Saturday from the Metropolitan Police Department arrested a 14-year-old juvenile male from Southwest, DC and charged him with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun).

The Metropolitan Police Department announced Saturday that they've made an arrest in connection with the Easter Monday shooting at the National Zoo, according to a news release from police.

The shooting took place in the 3000 Block of Connecticut Avenue, NW on Monday, April 21, at about 5:17 pm, when an individual fired a handgun multiple times outside of the zoo, striking two individuals who suffered non-life threatening injuries.  

An in-depth investigation has indicated that a lone gunman was responsible for this offense, according to the news release.

Detectives Saturday from the Metropolitan Police Department arrested a 14-year-old juvenile male from Southwest, DC and charged him with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun).

A message from police: "Saturday's arrest demonstrates the ongoing commitment of the dedicated men and woman of the Metropolitan Police Department and its partners in law enforcement to aggressively pursue these types of crimes. Gun violence in our city is unacceptable.   

"As a team, we will continue to methodically investigate these types of crimes and protect our city. Particular to this arrest, the use of firearms in a violent act will not be tolerated in the District of Columbia. The Metropolitan Police Department has worked tirelessly on this matter to ensure the perpetrator would be apprehended and were assisted by the Metro-Transit Police, the Zoo Police, Prince George's County PD, several other government agencies, and citizens.  

The Metropolitan Police Department along with the close cooperation of its citizens will not relent in bringing to justice those who wield illegal guns and carelessly risk the public’s safety. This arrest should serve as a reminder to criminals that law enforcement will continue to pursue individuals engaged in violent criminal activity."

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