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A 17-year-old male last week bragged on Instagram about killing a younger teen in a Washington, D.C., gas station shooting — and that led police right to him, WRC-TV reported.
What are the details?
Surveillance camera images caught the shooting outside the Crown gas station at 14th and Euclid Streets NW around 11:30 p.m. Nov. 3, the station said.
WRC said video showed an individual wearing a ski mask and holding a gun — believed to be 17-year-old Lorenzo Thompson — who then opened fire near the gas station's doorway. The gunman fired 12 rounds toward three individuals on scooters in the parking lot, the station said.
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Court documents claim that three days later, Thompson appeared in an Instagram live appearing to brag about the crime while wearing the same Moose Knuckle jacket and Jordan Retro sneakers seen on the gunman in the gas station video.
In a search of his bedroom, authorities said they uncovered an ammunition magazine of the same caliber as the gun used to kill the victim.
Thompson is being charged as an adult with second-degree murder while armed.
That ain't all
WRC, citing court documents, said video of the shooting shows a man in a hooded black jacket and a woman with red braids wearing a white parka just stood there and didn't do anything to intervene in the shooting.
What's more, the station added that the woman in question also followed the gunman as he rode a scooter to the parking lot prior to the shooting and then wheeled his scooter back to a nearby apartment building after the killing.
That apartment building was later determined to be the suspect’s home address, WRC reported.
Court documents also say an officer who arrested the teenage suspect for a prior robbery told detectives that the shooter in the gas station video looks like Thompson — and the officer also identified the suspect's mother, the station said.
“Officer Whitfield looked at the still shot of the female with red braids for approximately 15-20 seconds before he stated that it looked like Lorenzo Thompson’s mother,” the documents read, according to WRC.
Thompson is so far the only individual charged in Estep’s murder, the station said.
A motive for the deadly shooting was not immediately revealed, WRC reported, adding that police said detectives are continuing to investigate and that additional charges would come from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
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Sr. Editor, News
Dave Urbanski is a senior editor for Blaze News.