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Downing, 22, is charged with one count of assault with a dangerous weapon and one count of possession of a firearm during a crime of violence for his alleged involvement in a non-fatal shooting that injured one individual. The incident occurred on Nov. 27, 2022, on I-395 at Maine Avenue, SW.
According to court documents, Downing was driving a white pickup truck erratically before he shot at the victim’s vehicle through the passenger window. The victim pulled over to a safe location before calling 911.
Downing rejected a deal from prosecutors that would have him plead guilty to one count of assault with a dangerous weapon and one count of carrying a pistol without a license.
Additionally, Downing’s two other pending cases in Virginia would be dismissed and he would be required to pay restitution to Fairfax County.
Defense attorney Brian McDaniel requested a trial date, but one has not been set yet as the case has not been indicted.
Both parties are scheduled to return to court on Sept. 18.Notifications are not yet available for this specific case. Please check back later for updates. Thank you.