Injury of Witness in Non-Fatal Shooting Case Delays Hearing

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On April 25, DC Superior Court Judge Andrea Hertzfeld rescheduled a motions hearing for a non-fatal shooting case due to a witness’s injury.

Marcedes Edmunds, 37, is charged with aggravated assault knowingly while armed, possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, unlawful possession of a firearm, carrying a shotgun or rifle outside a home or business, destruction of property worth $1,000 or more, and unlawful possession of ammunition in connection to an incident on the 4000 block of Haynes Street, NE on May 1, 2019. 

The prosecution told Judge Hertzfeld that their witness, an officer with the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), had been injured in an incident unrelated to this specific case and was unavailable to testify.

According to court documents, Edmunds counted out loud and by the time he got to three, the victim was shutting his car door and preparing to leave. The victim then heard a gunshot and observed blood coming from his leg.

“I’ll give you five seconds to get off my block,” Edmunds allegedly said shortly before the shooting.

Police were dispatched when the victim arrived at a local fire station with a visible gunshot wound to the leg and car damage. 

A trial is slated to begin May 15 and the motions hearing has been rescheduled to May 11.

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