DC Employee Charged with Second-Degree Murder for Shooting 13-Year-Old Karon Blake

Washington, DC police held a press conference today to discuss the charges against Jason Lewis, a city employee who allegedly shot and killed 13-year-old Karon Blake.

The incident occurred on January 31st when Lewis, who was off-duty at the time, saw Blake allegedly breaking into cars in his neighborhood. Lewis claims he acted in self-defense and fired his weapon, striking Blake.

At the press conference, police revealed that Lewis has been charged with second-degree murder. They also stated that Lewis had previously been arrested for assault in 2017.

Lewis surrendered to police earlier this week and is currently being held without bail.

The shooting has sparked outrage in the community, with many calling for justice for Blake. A candlelight vigil was held in his memory on February 1st.

The case is ongoing and police are still investigating. They are asking anyone with information to contact them.

This story has been updated with the latest information.