Caroline Sagristano [former]
- April 26, 2023
Court | Daily Stories | Non-Fatal Shooting | Presentments | Suspects |
During an initial hearing on April 26, DC Superior Court Judge Judith Pipe held a non-fatal shooting defendant the day after his co-defendant’s preliminary hearing.
Eric Cisneros, 32, and Tyland Rollins, 32, are charged in connection to a non-fatal shooting on the 1300 block of 6th Street, NW on April 21. Cisneros is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and Rollins is charged with unlawful possession of a firearm with a prior conviction.
Defense attorney Christen Romero Philips asked Judge Pipe not to find probable cause. Philips said the complaining witness provided no identification for the shooter besides recognizing that the person was a rapper.
Philips also asked Judge Pipe to release Cisneros, saying he has three children he cares for and serious injuries.
Judge Pipe found probable cause and held the defendant without bail.
Cisneros is scheduled to return to court on May 1.
According to court documents, gunshots were fired at an after-hours party. After everyone was evacuated from the building, Cisneros allegedly shot the victim in the leg.
After the incident, Cisneros said he did not remember what happened and had a pain in his head. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
Officers saw Rollins allegedly discard a bag containing a firearm and recovered surveillance footage allegedly showing the defendant accompanied by Rollins and a third suspect shooting the victim, according to court documents.
Probable cause was found for Rollins’ involvement by DC Superior Court Judge Renee Raymond in a preliminary hearing on April 25.
Judge Pipe also held Bryan Turner, 21, who is charged with carrying a dangerous weapon without a license in connection to a non-fatal shooting on the 1300 block of Congress Street, SE on April 24.
According to court documents, Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officers found Turner suffering from two gunshot wounds in the back. A second victim was found with two gunshot wounds as well.
At the scene, officers recovered a black and tan AR-type rifle. Surveillance footage allegedly showed the defendant in possession of the weapon at the location of the incident.
Turner’s defense attorney asked Judge Pipe not to find probable cause and to release him.
Judge Pipe found probable cause and held Turner without bail.
Turner is also involved in a fugitive matter in connection to an incident in Maryland.
Turner is scheduled to return to court on April 28.Follow this case