Defendant Pleads Not Guilty to Shooting a Mother Holding Her Baby

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A defendant in a non-fatal shooting pleaded not guilty of shooting at a mother and child in a hearing before DC Superior Court Judge Anthony Epstein on June 10.

Darrious Johnson, 22, is charged with two counts of assault with intent to kill while armed, aggravated assault knowingly, assault with intent to kill against a minor while armed, four counts of possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, second-degree cruelty to children, and unlawful possession of a firearm by a convict, for his alleged involvement in a non-fatal shooting that occurred on May 5, 2023, on the 4500 block of Dix Street, NE. 

According to court documents, Johnson allegedly shot a woman in her left arm while she was cradling her baby. The victim received treatment for non-life-threatening injuries and the infant was unharmed. 

In a felony arraignment hearing on June 10, Johnson and his attorney, Wole Falodun, pleaded not guilty to all charges, and asserted Johnson’s constitutional rights, including the right to a speedy trial.

Parties are slated to return July 12. 

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