Columbian district police charged a teenager on Monday with four murders in a gangster shooting spree, along with five additional injury cases in April and May.
Michael Mason (16), suspected in a total of nine shootings, is facing 4 counts of first-degree murder while armed, 4 counts of assault with intent to kill while armed, assault with intent to murder while armed, and assault with a dangerous weapon, reported the NBC news.
The arrest warrant affidavit mentions Mason’s release for an unknown offense on March 29 before the violence. Even his ankle monitor was cut off.
The string of Mason’s offenses includes the murder of Terrance Griffin(31), Jazz Henderson (20), Brea Moon (21), and Antwuan Roach (18), who were killed between April 7 and May 24 in southeast Washington, D.C. and nearby District Heights, Maryland.
Mason’s Instagram handle revealed his association with Spring City, a rival gang of 37th street in Southern Washington, D.C., read the affidavit from Metropolitan Police.
Officials also found out that he had tried to sell a .40 caliber gun following the murders.
The police also obtained a search warrant for his phone and correlated its location list of neighborhoods where the slayings took place.