Judge Finds Probable Cause in a Non-Fatal Shooting Case

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DC Superior Court Judge Heide Herrmann found probable cause that a shooting defendant fired shots inside of an apartment, during a July 9 hearing. 

Dayquan Henderson, 22, is charged with two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon and two counts of possession of firearm during crime of violence for his alleged involvement in a shooting that occurred on May 11 on the 300 block of Anacostia Road, SE. No injuries were reported. 

According to court documents, an individual identified as Henderson, who was inside of the residence, was arguing with two individuals who were outside. During the argument, Henderson allegedly shot at the victims, without striking them. The victims ran away from the residence.

At the hearing, a Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) detective, who interviewed the witnesses, said they could not identify the suspect.

Henderson’s attorney, Michelle Lockard, asked the detective if he was able to identify the defendant from the surveillance footage he had access to. The detective testified he was unable to see if the individual in the video was a man or woman, but assumed it was a man. 

Lockard argued against probable cause, stating the suspect’s body and face was not shown in the footage, no DNA was found on the firearm, and witnesses were unable to identify the man. 

The prosecution said the witnesses were close relatives and provided the birth date of the defendant, indicating that this is the same suspect. 

Judge Herrmann ordered that Henderson remain detained awaiting further proceedings. 

Parties are slated to return on July 12. 

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