Juvenile Suspect in Columbia Heights Killing Held

A 15-year-old DC boy suspected in the shooting death of Osman Al-Akbar was ordered held today by a juvenile court judge following a preliminary hearing in the case. A trial date of Sept. 29 was set, court officials said.

The boy has not been identified because he is charged as a juvenile.

Another teen, 19-year-old Rashid Caviness-Bey, is due in court Sept. 9 for a preliminary hearing in the case.

Al-Akbar, known to friends as “Ark,” was 19 years old when he was shot and killed on Aug. 17 near Meridian Hill Park.

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