Judge Finds Probable Cause Against Murder Defendant

A DC Superior Court judge found probable cause that a man committed a murder in June of 2019.

Terrance Prue is charged with first-degree murder while armed for allegedly shooting 39-year-old Bruce Gilmore on the 3500 block of 22nd Street, SE on June 5.

Judge Danya Dayson said she found probable cause that Prue, 19, committed the murder because there were multiple witnesses who named and identified Prue as the person who shot Gilmore despite there being another person of interest during the Metropolitan Police Department’s investigation.

Prue’s defense attorney, Brandi Harden, argued that detectives prompted a witness to identify Prue as a shooter during a viewing of a photo array.

During video footage of the photo line up, Harden said the witness can be seen pointing to a photo of Prue and, after a 60 second pause, the detective asked the witness if, “that was the person you saw shoot?”

Harden also said that the original person of interest had motive and reason to kill Gilmore because there was a conflict between Gilmore and the person of interest.

The prosecution argued that Prue was identified by two separate individuals who were helping Gilmore move that day.

Prue is scheduled for a status hearing in front of Judge Anita Posey-Herring on April 24.