Co-Defendants Plead Guilty to Deadly Shooting in Columbia Heights

Two defendants pleaded guilty to the fatal shooting of a DC man in the fall of 2020.

Randle Price, 29, and Marwin Thomas, 28, were initially charged with first-degree murder while armed in the shooting of John Pollard II

Both defendants pleaded down to charges of voluntary manslaughter while armed during a Feb. 8 hearing. As part of the plea deal, parties agreed to recommend a sentence of seven-and-a-half to 11 years in prison.

Judge Robert Okun scheduled the two to be sentenced on April 22. Members of Pollard’s family are expected to be present for the proceedings.

Pollard was 33-years-old when he was shot to death on Sept. 30, 2020, on the 3200 block of Hiatt Place, NW.