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Arrest made in the death of Terrence Robinson

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D.C. Police say they have arrested a 16-year-old boy for the shooting death of a man in Southeast.

Terrence Robinson, 48, was found in the 2600 block of Douglas Road suffering from multiple gunshot wounds at 5:19 a.m. on Aug. 4. He was taken to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.

On Aug. 29, police arrested a Southeast teen for Robinson's death. Daquan Tinker is charged with second degree murder.

Robinson's father, Samuel Robinson calls the shooting death of his son senseless.

Terrence, an auto mechanic, was on his way to work at the time of his death. According to legal papers, Terrence walked up on a gang robbing another man near the Anacostia Metro station.

Police say Tinker turned the gun on Terrence who ran. Terrence was shot three times.

"He was a very gentle person," Samuel said of his son.

Gangs are targeting victims coming to and from metro stations, police say.

Raiding a home in Barry Farm Public Housing, investigators found iPods, cell phones and smart cards from numerous robberies. One card, police say, links Tinker to Terrence's death.

Terrence was a veteran of the Air Force.

His father, who is the mayor of Awedaw, South Carolina, says he's bitter.

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