Judge Sets Preliminary Hearing for Man Charged in 6-Year-Old’s Death

The defendant charged in connection with the fatal shooting of 6-year-old Nyiah Courtney returned to the DC Superior Court on Aug. 18, at which time a judge scheduled a hearing to determine his case has enough evidence to go to trial.

Courtney was shot on July 16 on the 2900 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE. Five other people, including Courtney’s parents, were wounded during the shooting, D.C. Witness previously reported.

Marktwan Hargraves, 22, was arrested less than two weeks later and is now charged with second-degree murder while armed.

Judge Yvonne Williams scheduled the preliminary hearing for Sept. 23.