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February 29, 2024

Washington, DC: A Teenager Was Detained For Armed Carjacking Of An FBI Agent

Washington, DC: A Teenager Was Detained For Armed Carjacking Of An FBI Agent

The Metropolitan Police Department revealed on Tuesday night that an arrest has been made for the armed carjacking of an FBI agent in Washington, D.C. last month. The teen was the victim of this crime.

Washington, DC: A Teenager Was Detained For Armed Carjacking Of An FBI Agent

Concerning the offence that occurred on November 29 in the 100 block of 12th Street NE, Devonta Lynch, 17, of southeast D.C., was taken into custody on Monday. According to Metro police, Lynch is being charged under Title 16 as an adult.

At approximately 3:44 p.m. on Wednesday, Lynch is said to have been one of two suspects who approached the agent as they were getting out of their car and took the automobile at gunpoint.

About twenty-five minutes later, the automobile was located in the 1000 block of SE 15th Street.

If there has been a second arrest, Metro police did not comment.

The investigation is still ongoing, and Metro police are receiving assistance from the FBI Washington Field Office’s Violent Crimes Task Force. A combined reward of up to $20,000 is offered for information that results in the identification and conviction of the individual or people involved.

Tips can be sent to the department’s tip line at 50411 or by calling 202-727-9099, the number for police.

A Metro police carjacking crime data page shows that over the past year, carjackings in D.C. have increased dramatically. There have been 924 carjackings in 2023 as of Tuesday, and 77% of them featured weapons. In the same period in 2022, 429 carjackings were recorded by Metro police.

Juveniles are involved in most carjacking arrests (64%) in the city; the most typical age range for offenders is between 15 and 16 years old.

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