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16-year-old arrested in Benning Road Metro station shooting

Metro Transit Police have arrested a suspect in the Thursday shooting at Benning Road station that left three people injured.

WASHINGTON — A 16-year-old boy was arrested Friday in Northwest D.C. in connection to a Metro shooting that left three people injured.

Editor's Note: The video above originally aired Dec. 8, 2022. 

The Metro Transit Police Department arrested the boy around 12 p.m. on December 9.

After an extensive investigation, police charged the boy with attempted second-degree murder and carrying a pistol without a license. 

Police say the 16-year-old was wearing an ankle monitor at the time of his arrest.

“Gun violence is tragic, infuriating, and unfortunately all too common in our society today. I commend MTPD for their quick work apprehending this suspect,” said Metro General Manager Randy Clarke. “Metro has an extensive network of surveillance cameras that allow us to quickly identify perpetrators of violence and bring them to justice, and MTPD has dramatically increased its presence on rail and bus in the past several months to keep customers safe.” 

There are no additional suspects in this case.

The three victims who were injured in the shooting are all expected to recover. 


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