13-year-old killed in failed carjacking attempt, police say

A 13-year-old was shot and killed after trying to carjack an off-duty federal security officer in Northwest D.C. Saturday, according to police. 

Police say they responded around 10:00 p.m. on Saturday to 6th and D St NW for the report of a shooting. Officers found a juvenile male with gunshot wound injuries at the scene. He was taken to a hospital where he died.

The 13-year-old has been identified as Vernard Toney, Jr. of Southeast D.C.

Police say Toney and another teen approached an off-duty federal security officer who was sitting in his car waiting for his shift to begin. 

The duo demanded the federal security officer get out of the car. Police say one of the teens was holding his hand in his front waistband pocket as if he had a handgun. 

As the federal security officer got out of his car, he shot Toney with a handgun. 

The officer has been identified as William Reynolds. He has been cooperating in the investigation, police say. 

Police are still on the lookout for the second teen who was involved in the attempted carjacking. 

This is a developing story. Stay with FOX 5 for updates. 

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