Judge Determines Deadly Shooting Case Has Enough Evidence to Go to Trial

A prosecutor presented a volume of video evidence during a hearing to determine if a murder case has enough evidence to go to trial.

Omar Williams, 25, is accused of shooting 26-year-old Anthony Depetris while trying to rob him on the afternoon of Nov. 5, 2021.

The homicide occurred to the west of Minnesota and B Street, SE, an intersection near the border of the Greenway and Fort Dupont neighborhoods surrounded by residences, according to court documents.

During a March 14 preliminary hearing, the prosecutor called the lead detective on the case to the witness stand. One of the videos she presented showed an altercation between two individuals with Depetris in the middle of the street and a vehicle that drove away in an alley. A total of 13 exhibits were admitted into evidence.

The prosecutor said Deptris was wearing an expensive jacket ranging from $1,000 that could have been the motive for the defendant to rob him.

DC Superior Court Judge Milton Lee made a finding of probable cause. The next hearing in this case is scheduled for June 3. In the meantime, Williams will remain held at DC Jail.

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