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Traffic Fatality: 3900 Block of East Capitol Street, Southeast

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Detectives with the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Investigations Unit are investigating a traffic fatality involving a pedestrian that occurred on Thursday, October 24, 2019, in the 3900 block of East Capitol Street, Southeast.


At approximately 9:30 am, a pedestrian was crossing from the south side of the 3900 block of East Capitol Street, Southeast to the north side, outside of a marked crosswalk. While the pedestrian was in the roadway, a grey in color sedan that was traveling eastbound on East Capitol Street, Southeast struck the pedestrian as she was crossing the outbound lane of travel. The driver of the striking vehicle fled the scene. Responding officers were able to locate the vehicle and the suspect was apprehended.


DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the pedestrian to an area hospital for severe injuries. After all life-saving efforts failed, the pedestrian was pronounced dead.


The decedent has been identified as a 15 year-old Amoni Richardson, of Southeast, DC.


On Thursday, October 24, 2019, a 17 year-old juvenile male, of Northeast, DC, was arrested and charged with Murder Two.


Anyone with information regarding this incident is requested to contact the Metropolitan Police Department at (202) 727-9099.