Defendant in Metro Shooting Waives Preliminary Hearing

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A defendant in a Metro shooting waived his right to a preliminary hearing before DC Superior Court Judge Lloyd Nolan Jr. on April 17.

Jaleel Fowler, 26, also known as “White Boy”, is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm during a crime of violence for his alleged involvement in a non-fatal shooting at the Georgia Ave-Petworth Metro Station on the 3700 block of Georgia Avenue NW Washington, D.C., on Dec. 8, 2023. One victim, a teenage boy, was injured and sent to the hospital.

According to the prosecution, Fowler can be seen on surveillance footage following the victim before shooting him.

Fowler was identified as the suspected “Metro shooter” by a victim of a later armed robbery incident that occurred on Dec.16. 

During that incident, along with another suspect, Fowler is accused of pointing a pistol and demanding the victim “give that s**t up,” which included his wallet and one hundred dollars.

In a phone call with the detective on his case, the victim acknowledged recognizing Fowler from seeing him on the news in connection with the Georgia Ave-Petworth Metro Station shooting.

During the hearing, Fowler’s defense attorney, Raymond Jones, alerted the court he was waiving his right to a preliminary hearing.

Parties are slated to return on June 4.

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