DC Boy Fatally Shot Watching Fireworks

Washington, D.C. (Sunday, July 5, 2020) – DC police continue to search for suspects in the shooting of 11-year-old Davon McNeal.  The boy was shot in the head Saturday night while watching fireworks in the 1500 block of Cedar Street, SE.  The area is right next to the Frederick Douglass Community Center in Anacostia.  He died at a local hospital

Mayor Muriel Bowser tweeted about the incident last night calling on the community to help solve the case.  “A mother lost her 11-year-old son to gunfire tonight.  My thoughts and prayers go out to her and her family.”

Few details have surfaced about the shooting.  But Police Chief Peter Newsham said several men opened fire and one of those bullets struck Davon.  The motive for the shooting has not been released.

Davon, affectionately called Day Day by his family and friends,  played football for a youth sports team called the Metro Bengals.  Just this past December, the team went to Florida for the national championship game.  Davon, who was a star running back and linebacker, scored the first touchdown in the game.

The President of the Metro Bengals told the Washington Post that Davon was a great child with a great attitude.  Harold Redd said Davon was everything you could want in a kid.

“We need your help to find those responsible for Davon’s murder.  Call 202-727-9099 or text 50411 if you have information about this tragedy, said Bowser.