Defendant Rejects Plea Deal

During a felony status hearing Oct. 29, a murder defendant rejected a plea deal. 

Tony McClam, 29, is charged with  first – degree murder for allegedly shooting and killing 11-year-old Karon Brown on the 2700 block of Naylor Rd, SE, DC on July 18, 2018. 

The prosecutor offered a plea deal to McClam, which he said was due to expire today. The details of the deal were not discussed in open court. 

McClaim decided to reject the offer. 

The prosecution said an indictment is expected to be ready within the next few weeks. The prosecutor requested more time to secure it. 

DC Superior Court Judge Craig Iscoe said he would reschedule the felony status hearing to Dec. 13. He also granted the extended time.

Surveillance footage, from a BP gas station, shows a shirtless McClam and four individuals, entering the 2700 block of Naylor Road. McClam is captured pointing and firing a gun into a vehicle.