Teens arrested for assaulting victim with weapon in DC

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Two teenagers were arrested for assaulting a victim in Northwest D.C. on October 12, Metropolitan police said. 

The assault happened in the 300 block of Rock Creek Church Road in Northwest, D.C. Police said the victim was walking eastbound in the direction of Rock Creek Road when three males approached him and started talking to him. 

One of the teenagers hit the victim in the back of his head with a big chain. The victim fell to the ground. Another teenager started kicking and hitting the victim, police said. 

According to authorities the victim was able to run away. He was treated and released from the hospital on Friday. 

Police arrested a 16-year-old male of Northwest, D.C. and a 17-year-old male from Northeast, D.C. in connection with the incident. They were both charged with assault with a dangerous weapon. 

The case remains under investigation 

Anyone with information about this case should call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. Crime Solvers of Washington, DC currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone that provides information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons wanted for any assault committed in the District of Columbia.


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