The father of a teenager who was killed on a porch in Northeast D.C. Thursday afternoon was beaten to death in the same neighborhood a year ago, News4 has confirmed.
Andre Robertson Jr., 15, was shot and killed while on his porch in the 500 block of NE 48th just after 3:30 p.m., when three people got out of a gold sedan and opened fire, police said. Robertson was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Andre’s 33-year-old father died after suffering multiple blunt force injuries to the head in the 5300 block of Clay Terrace NE on October 1, 2021.
D.C. police have identified the teenage victim of Thursday’s porch shooting just yards from the school. News4’s Jackie Bensen reports.
His cousin, 28-year-old Darius Robertson, was indicted in December, accused of beating the elder Andre Robertson with a gun in a drug-fueled dispute. He remains in custody on charges of second-degree murder. Another man was later charged with murder in that attack.
Sixth District Cmdr. Darnell Robinson said Thursday that the shooting appears to be targeted, but police are still trying to confirm that.
A 15-year-old boy was killed in a shooting in Northeast DC Thursday afternoon.
Police found a burning sedan in Prince George’s County, Maryland, but the suspects have not been located.
Police are asking for the public’s help. Anyone with information about the shooting or the suspects should call 202-727-9099 or text a tip to 50411.