An 18-calendar year-old person has been charged with the death of a 16-calendar year-old girl who was shot in the head in Northeast Washington past week.
Dekale Bowman was arrested Monday and charged with second-degree murder in the death of Taiyania Thompson, law enforcement mentioned.
Thompson was shot inside of an condominium on the 1000 block of Mt. Olivet Street Northeast on Jan. 25. She died on Jan. 28 in the clinic.
Law enforcement have mentioned the capturing was domestic in mother nature, but they haven’t mentioned how Bowman and Thompson realized one particular one more.
Thompson’s grandmother, Tammy Carter, mentioned this isn’t the very first time her loved ones has experienced a violent death.
When Thompson was 5 months old, her father, Dennis Wayne Carter, was shot and killed on 21st Road and Maryland Avenue in Northeast. He was only 17.
“My coronary heart is torn to pieces. She’s only a calendar year young than he was when he passed. It can be crazy,” Carter mentioned. “It just provides back again so many reminiscences, like it just occurred yesterday.”
Thompson’s father is buried in the Mount Olivet Cemetery, around where Thompson was shot. Carter said Thompson was devoted to her father’s memory and would frequently go take a look at his grave.
Thompson instructed her grandmother she wanted to buried at the same cemetery as her father when she died, but no one particular envisioned that to come about so quickly or in this way.
“I do not even know how we are likely to get by way of this,” Carter mentioned. “But we are strong, we are likely to struggle by way of it, we are likely to make the finest of it and we are likely to preserve her memory alive and his.”
Carter mentioned she’ll keep in mind her granddaughter’s smile and caring temperament the most.
“She was bubbly,” Carter mentioned with a smile. “She would in no way harm any individual. She’d give you the shirt off her back again. That’s how sweet she was.”