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DC 13-year-old charged with murder after 15-year-old shot to death on front porch

The 13-year-old is now the second child charged; another 15-year-old also faces murder charges after Andre Robertson was shot to death on his great-grandma's porch.

WASHINGTON — A 13-year-old is facing murder charges over his alleged involvement in a violent shooting that left a teen dead on his great-grandmother's porch in Northeast D.C. last month.

(Editor's Note: The above video is of the previous reporting on this story from Nov. 4, 2022)

The barely-teenaged boy now joins a 15-year-old who are both charged with first-degree murder while armed in the death of Andre Robertson. All three boys were from the same Northeast area.

Robertson, also age 15, was shot in broad daylight on Oct. 13 while sitting on his loved one's porch in the 500 block of 48th Place, according to D.C. police.

Officials arrived around 3:40 p.m. and shortly after, he was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead once all life-saving efforts failed.

"I'm angry, angry as hell, that another coward took my grandson," said his grandmother, Trealetha Robertson, just hours after his death. "Some coward came through here and murdered my little grandson for no reason."

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Police say that the case remains under investigation. 

The District currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of anyone responsible for each homicide committed in the District. 

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s text tip line by sending a text message to 50411.

Just a week ago, after another teen was arrested for shooting a Washington Commanders player in an August H Street armed robbery, D.C. Police Chief Robert Contee spoke on the state of youth violence in the District.

The chief said that more than 900 juveniles have already been arrested so far this year.

"I want to make sure that we as a community - as the city of the District of Columbia, all parties involved - are doing everything we possibly can to make sure our young people are on a path to excellence, and not going down this trail we see them going down right now," Contee said. 

"Some of our young people are showing up in violent spaces they have not before. That is a concerning thing . . . parents have to take responsibility for their children . . . and when there are cases when there is not that support there for that parent, then we all have to find a way collectively to give that parent support."

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WATCH the chief's comments below.

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