Judge Holds Shooting Defendant During Presentments 

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DC Superior Court Judge Heide Herrman ordered a shooting defendant be detained during a presentment hearing on June 17.  

Derval Nettles, 31, is charged with assault with intent to kill while armed for his alleged involvement in a non-fatal shooting that took place on the 2700 block of Langston Place SE on June 15. No injuries were reported.

According to court documents, four individuals drove to an apartment complex and fired multiple shots before someone fired back. Video footage captured an individual alleged to be Nettles fleeing the scene and dropping a gun in a nearby trash can.  

Police documents state they found Nettles near the trash can with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. He was transported to a hospital, where he is still receiving treatment.  

During Nettles’ presentment hearing, the prosecuting attorney stated the incident was “premeditated.”  

Judge Herrman decided there was enough evidence that showed probable involvement in the incident, and denied Nettles’ release.  

Parties are set to return on July 1.  

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