DC Employee Charged with Killing 13-Year-Old Karon Blake After Alleged Car Break-In

Washington, D.C. is in shock after a city employee was charged with killing a 13-year-old boy who he claimed was breaking into cars.

Karon Blake was shot and killed on January 29th in Northeast D.C. by Jason Lewis, an employee of the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation. Lewis has now been charged with second-degree murder, according to police.

The police department has not released any details about what led to the shooting, but sources close to the investigation have said that Lewis reported that Blake was breaking into cars in the area and that he fired his gun in self-defense.

Witnesses in the area reported that Lewis and Blake had an altercation prior to the shooting.

The D.C. Police Department has also charged Lewis with possession of a firearm during a crime of violence and assault with a dangerous weapon.

Lewis surrendered to police on February 1st and is currently being held without bail.

The shooting has sparked outrage in the community, with many calling for justice for Blake and his family.

The D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation has said that they are cooperating with the investigation and have placed Lewis on administrative leave.

The police department is also currently investigating whether Lewis had any prior criminal history and if there were any other factors that could have contributed to the shooting.

This story is developing and will be updated as more information becomes available.