Authorities in Washington D.C. consider suspects concerned in a deadly automobile crash over the weekend that killed a 30-year-old man are juveniles, as the town grapples with crimes involving minors.
The crash occurred simply earlier than 1:30 a.m. Sunday within the northeast portion of the town, involving a Nissan operating a purple gentle and hitting a Toyota Camry, which struck a close-by house. The two individuals within the Nissan fled, FOX 5 DC reported.
A Washington D.C. police spokesman informed Fox News the 2 suspects “appear to be minors.” Two individuals within the Camry had been taken to a hospital the place one in all them — Brian Johnson — died.
“They told me yesterday, this is the beginning of the investigation, and I’m just really concerned about what’s happening with the youth and legal system that you let them out so very quickly. And you’ve taken someone’s father away from them,” Jonson’s sister, Sandra Johnson, informed the D.C. information outlet.
“I think I’m aware of at least three other incidents in the last seven-to-10 days where people have been killed or injured because they’re letting the juveniles get away with pretty much murder. I mean, they’re not doing anything to them. And their parents also need to be responsible for this,” she continued.
Karen Handsfield, whose house was broken within the crash, informed the station a girl described as Johnson’s accomplice arrived on the scene.
“We’re devastated to hear that a man involved died. We met his wife on the scene,” Handsfield stated. “She was here to retrieve the baby groceries and Easter baskets out of the back seat of the car. So obviously, my heart goes out to her most of all.”
Many of the latest crimes involving youthful suspects within the metropolis have been brazen carjackings which have turned violent. Two ladies — ages 13 and 15 — are charged within the dying of an UberEats driver whom they tried to carjack.
The automobile crashed a brief distance away and the driving force was killed.
Last month two boys, each 13, dedicated two armed carjackings inside 90 minutes of one another, police stated. Other crimes embody underage suspects committing robberies and assault.