Judge Schedules Felony Status Conference for Murder Defendant

A DC Superior Court judge scheduled a felony status conference for a murder defendant. 

Shaun Brown, 21, is charged with first-degree murder while armed in the shooting of 47-year-old Dametrics Evans on Oct. 25 on the 4900 Block of G Street, SE. According to court documents, Evans was already unconscious when Metropolitan Police Department (MPD)  officers arrived on the scene. However, an adult male victim was found conscious suffering from gunshot wounds. As of Oct. 25, the male victim has been in critical but stable condition.

During the Nov. 29 hearing, Brown was not present in court because he was in quarantine at DC Jail. It was not clear when he will be out of quarantine. 

Defense attorney Marnitta King raised concerns regarding her client’s mental competency. According to court documents, Brown was unable to look detectives in the eye during interviews due to psychological issues. 

The prosecution said they plan to DNA test the shell casings and a knife that was discovered at the scene of the incident by MPD officers. 

Judge Milton Lee scheduled a felony status conference for Dec. 17 and a preliminary hearing for Jan. 7.