A Florida teenager was charged this week with the murder of a 60-year-old grandmother who was a veteran of Desert Storm.
Angela Sutton Washington was shot and killed Feb. 7 near a strip mall in Orlando, Florida.
The alleged shooter, who’s 15 years old, was charged with first-degree murder with a weapon Friday — four months after the investigation into her murder began, the Orlando Police Department said.
“Through the relentless efforts of our Homicide Detectives along with cooperation from the community and Central Florida Crimeline a suspect has been captured,” the department said in a statement posted to Facebook.
“We cannot continue to think that senseless deaths make sense, because they don’t,” he said.
Washington was killed just down the street from her home, according to FOX 35. Her family said she went shopping at the center where she was killed nearly every day.
“There are young people in our communities that are making bad decisions, and these costing them their life because while the suspect is not dead, basically after being charged with this, their life is about over,” he told FOX 35.
He added, “Being a woman who served our country, who sacrificed and gave her life for our freedom, and to see that she gave that service and her life would be taken down by senseless violence in the street for not doing anything wrong.”