Defendant in Fatal Shooting Case Accepts Plea Deal

Approximately three-and-a-half months after a man was fatally shot in Truxton Circle, the defendant charged in his death pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

During the late evening of Oct. 6, 2021, Metropolitan Police Department officers found Rufus Davis on the Unit block of O Street, NW, suffering from gunshot wounds to the head and back. He was 20-years-old.

Marcha Johnson was arrested one week later. He was originally charged with second-degree murder while armed. During a Jan. 21 hearing, the 43-year-old defendant pleaded down to voluntary manslaughter as part of a deal he made with the prosecution.

DC Superior Court Judge Robert Okun scheduled Johnson to be sentenced on April 5.