Neighbors living in a normally quiet section of Petworth say they were just settling in for an afternoon of football when they heard a commotion coming from a nearby bus stop. There was yelling and then gunfire. D.C Police say two teenagers were waiting for the bus when two robbers approached and announced a stick-up. They took an iPod, two earrings and at least one bag containing clothes. But police say one of the robbers became enraged and demanded his partner shoot the teens. When he refused, the first robber grabbed the gun and opened fire, killing 16-year-old Bryant Morillo of Hyattsville, Md. Morillo’s 17-year-old cousin was wounded.
D. C. police have recorded their first homicides of the new year. As of early this week, the homicide division of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) was still investigating the fatal shooting 16-year-old Bryant Morillo, which occurred Jan. 2 in the 4500 block of New Hampshire, N.W. Morillo lived in Hyattsville, Md.
Morillo was reportedly a junior at High Point High School in Beltsville, but he was in the District to catch a bus to the His and Hers Salon in Hyattsville, where his mother worked. Morillo’s 17-year-old cousin was also wounded in the shooting, one of two incidents which wounded several in D.C. on Sunday.
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