DC Teen Suspected of Fatally Shooting High School Student Held Without Bond

PHOTO: The Deanwood Metro Station in Washington, D.C., where Davonte Washington was shot and killed March, 26, 2016. WUSA
The Deanwood Metro Station in Washington, D.C., where Davonte Washington was shot and killed March, 26, 2016.

Blue jeans. A black hoodie. Air Jordan shoes. He looked like any other 17-year old-kid. The difference: he was shackled at the ankles and waist.

Maurice Bellamy was charged with the second-degree murder of 15-year-old Davonte Washington and will be held without bond, a judge announced this afternoon. He has not yet entered a plea.

Washington was with his mother and two sisters at the Washington, D.C., Deanwood Metro station on his way to get a haircut when he was killed around 4 p.m. Saturday.

The room was packed with Washington's family and friends, many of whom were crying.

When Bellamy walked into court just before 3 p.m., Washington's mother screamed: "You bastard!"

Washington was a freshman at Largo High School in Prince George's County, Maryland, and was in the District visiting his mother and sisters. He was on the way to get a haircut just before the Easter holiday.

Bellamy's lawyer argued that he might have had an accomplice and that police identified him using poor quality surveillance footage.

But prosecutors say the surveillance images were perfectly clear. And two witnesses have positively identified Bellamy as the shooter.

The judge determined there was probable cause to keep Bellamy behind bars until his next court date on April 22.

The prosecutor called the murder a "senseless killing."

Earlier in the day, D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said that images captured by cameras in the Metro station were the key to Bellamy's arrest. She also said that investigators do not believe that Bellamy and Washington knew each other prior to the shooting.