A 15-year-old shot a man in the face in the bathroom of a Washington, D.C., McDonald’s over a $40 marijuana deal in early August.
An affidavit from the Metropolitan Police Department reveals the circumstances of the August 12 shooting that occurred in broad daylight in a McDonald’s connected to the Verizon Center in Chinatown. A 25-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the left side of the head and remains in critical condition at a local hospital.
The 15-year-old and two other individuals were attempting to purchase $40 worth or marijuana, however the 15-year-old had no money to chip in and was told by the others he could not smoke with them, according to the affidavit obtained by The Washington Post.
The 15-year-old offered to rob the dealer, who was weighing out their purchase on a scale in the bathroom as they stood outside the door. The juvenile then burst into the bathroom pulling out a revolver and told the man, “You might as well give it up.” He then shot him in the face unprovoked, fleeing the scene with the other two without taking any of the 10 ounces of marijuana the dealer had on him.
The man stumbled out of the bathroom and collapsed on the floor of the crowded McDonald’s. Police arrested the 15-year-old the following day, however his status as a juvenile left the motive unknown. He is charged for assault with intent to kill. Police arrested 20-year-old Lafayette Booker and a unidentified 17-year-old Tuesday for their role in the shooting, reports WUSA9.
“They shot him for nothing,” a police spokesman told The Washington Post.
Officials charged Booker with assault with intent to rob and he will appear in court for a preliminary hearing Friday. It is unclear if police have charged the 17-year-old at this time.
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