On Monday, a DC court ordered a 12-year-old to spend a brief time in the hospital following a botched carjacking in which his alleged partner, 13, was killed.
Reports show the preteen boy, whose name is being withheld, was ordered to The Psychiatric Institute of Washington for three weeks.
The boy defecated and smeared it while at the Northeast juvenile jail, according to prosecutors. The boy was allegedly tormented by older teens at the institution, according to his defense counsel.
At the boy’s initial court hearing, his mother indicated he has anger problems and uses marijuana. She reportedly attempted to find therapy for her son. Upon seeing his Metropolitan Police suspect picture on Oct. 31, the boy’s mother handed him in.
Authorities stated the preteen and the deceased 13-year-old Vernard Toney Jr. attempted to carjack a vehicle in Penn Quarter around 10 p.m. on Oct. 28.
A U.S. Marshal going to work at a neighboring federal facility was the owner of the car.
The victim informed authorities that the lads were clutching their waistbands like they had firearms, so he shot Vernard with his lawfully licensed pistol.
The 12-year-old was apprehended without a gun, according to police. The marshal is helping with the inquiry.
Reports show there has been a sharp increase in carjackings and vehicle thefts in DC so far this year.
U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar (D) of Texas had been carjacked in DC a few weeks ago by three armed intruders, who seized his car but didn’t physically injure him.
A law enforcement source has told prestige media that Secret Service officials guarding President Joe Biden’s granddaughter, Naomi, fired shots after three suspects attempted to criminally enter a Secret Service car in Washington, D.C.
Three persons were seen smashing the glass of a parked SUV late on Sunday night in the Georgetown area, where the agents assigned to guard Naomi Biden were present, according to a government official.
The Secret Service stated in a statement that one of its agents opened fire, but the shot hit no one. It sent a regional advisory to the Metropolitan Police to watch for a red automobile matching the description of the one observed carrying the three suspects.