Judge Determines Probable Cause in Nonfatal Shooting Case

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District of Columbia Superior Court Judge Heide Herrmann found probable cause that the defendant fired shots inside the apartment during a July 9 hearing.

Dayquan Henderson, 22, was charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and two counts of possession of a firearm during a crime of violence for his alleged involvement in the May 11 shooting in the 300 block of Anacostia Road, SE. No injuries were reported.

According to court documents, a person identified as Henderson, who was inside the residence, was arguing with two people who were outside. During the argument, Henderson allegedly shot at the victims without striking them. The victims fled the residence.

During questioning, the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) detective who interviewed the witnesses stated that they were unable to identify the suspect.

Henderson’s attorney, Michelle Lockard, asked the detective if he was able to identify the defendant based on surveillance footage he had access to. The detective testified that he was unable to determine whether the person in the footage was a man or a woman, but assumed it was a man.

Lockard argued there was no probable cause, saying the footage did not show the suspect’s body or face, no DNA was found on the firearm and witnesses were unable to identify the man.

The prosecution said the witnesses were close relatives and provided the accused’s date of birth, indicating they were the same suspect.

Judge Herrmann ordered Henderson to be remanded in custody pending further proceedings.

The return of events is scheduled for July 12th.

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