Defendant Arraigned on Murder, Weapons Charges

A murder defendant was arraigned on a four-count indictment and scheduled to go to trial.

Shaka Haltiwanger is accused of killing 39-year-old Anthony Kelly, who was found in the foyer of a Greenway neighborhood home suffering from a gunshot wound on the morning of Sept. 10, 2021.

Haltiwanger, 22, was arraigned on charges of second-degree murder while armed, carrying a pistol without a license, possessing a firearm during a crime of violence and possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device during his most recent hearing on May 19.

Defense attorney Kevin Irving pleaded not guilty to the charges on his client’s behalf.

The prosecutor said he has turned various items of evidence over to the defense but is still waiting on more. There is not much surveillance footage in the case, and they are still waiting for DNA testing results from the Virginia-based scientific consulting firm Signature Science, he said. Body Worn Camera footage and grand jury exhibits and transcripts have been given to the defense.

DC Superior Court Judge Rainey Brandt scheduled Haltiwanger to go on trial in October. Haltiwanger will remain detained at DC Jail as he awaits his June 9 trial readiness hearing.