On May 16, the Metropolitan Police Department responded to reports of gunshots on the 600 block of Alabama Ave., SE. Upon arriving, police found 15 year-old Jaylyn Wheeler suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Up to a $25,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest and conviction of this homicide or any other homicide in the District of Columbia.
Visit dcwitness.org for more information on this homicide or other homicides in Washington, DC.
Read the Washington Post’s article on the shooting, which seemed to stem from an earlier fight between students at Ballou High School. The shooting did not happen near Ballou, another public charter school in Ward 8.