Defendant Indicted on Murder, Firearms Charges

A defendant was indicted on four counts for his alleged role in a deadly Brightwood shooting nearly a year and a half ago.

On the afternoon of Oct. 1, 2020, 42-year-old Arthur Daniels IV was found in the front yard of a residence on the 6200 block of 8th Street, NW, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Less than three months after his death, Deon Walters was arrested and charged with murder. 

Walters, 18, went on to be indicted on charges of first-degree murder while armed, two counts of possessing a firearm during a crime of violence and unlawful possession of a firearm during a crime of violence. He was arraigned on March 2 and pleaded not guilty.

During that hearing, defense attorney Ronald Resetarits said they are ready for trial. Still, DC Superior Court Judge Maribeth Raffinan decided to schedule one at a later date.

The next hearing in this case is scheduled for March 24.