Judge Schedules Hearings in Four Murder Cases

On Dec. 14, a DC Superior Court judge scheduled hearings for four defendants charged in a March shooting that killed a 13-year-old boy. 

Tyiion Freeman, 21, Reginald Steele, 21, Aaron Brown, 24 and Koran Jackson, 20, are charged with first-degree murder while armed in the fatal shooting of 13-year-old Malachi Lukes. Lukes was shot in the neck on the 600 block of S Street, NW on March 1. 

Responding Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officers found another juvenile victim on the 600 block of Rhode Island Avenue, NW suffering from a gunshot wound to the right leg. The second victim was to a local hospital, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and released. 

According to court documents, the defendants were involved in a gang in  DC. The defendants were allegedly getting revenge for the killing of a fellow gang member in the same area. 

Judge Danya Dayson scheduled the defendants for a hearing on May 15, 2021. 

The defendants will continue to be held at DC Jail, where they have been since their arrests in May.