Judge Sets Trial Date in Non-fatal Shooting Case

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DC Superior Court Judge Lynn Lebovitz set a trial date in a non-fatal shooting case during a March 30 hearing.

Delante Smith, 29, is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and possession of a  firearm during a crime of violence in connection to an incident on Feb. 6 on the 2600 block of Stanton Road, SE. 

Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officers responded to the area and spoke to two witnesses.

The victim said that after having an earlier confrontation, Smith, who was living next-door, banged on the door and a fight ensued. The witness said Smith immediately began shooting as they wrestled and eventually fled back to his apartment next door. The victim was not injured, but also said there had been an ongoing dispute with Smith.

A plea agreement was offered in the case, but Smith rejected it.

A trial readiness hearing is scheduled for June 30. Trial set for July 5. 

Smith also has an open case from 2020 regarding an unauthorized use of a vehicle charge. Trial is slated to begin Aug. 2 in that matter.

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