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On Jan. 24, following a multi-week long trial, a jury convicted a defendant accused of a road rage shooting incident in DC Superior Court Judge Rainey Brandt’s courtroom.
Kenneth Davis, 45, was originally charged with assault with intent to kill while armed, unlawful possession of a firearm by a prior convict, two counts of assault with intent to kill against a minor while armed, assault with a dangerous weapon, and six counts of possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, for his alleged involvement in a non-fatal shooting that injured one individual on May 19, 2021, on the 1600 block of Eastern Avenue, NE.
Prosecutors, in their attempt to prove Davis’ guilt, provided the jury with evidence, which included surveillance footage, cell phone location data, and vehicle records for Davis.
The victim, who prosecutors claimed refused to show up from the very start of the trial, was arrested by US Marshals on Jan. 5 after prosecutors pleaded with Judge Brandt to bring her in. She spent the weekend at the DC Jail to ensure she would testify on Jan. 8.
In her testimony, the victim, who was shot in a road rage incident with her two underage children in the vehicle, stated multiple times that she did not want to be a part of the trial and was worried about her and her children’s safety.
Prosecutors also had a cell site expert from the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) testify regarding his involvement in the analysis of the defendant’s phone’s location. In his testimony, the expert stated that Davis’ phone was in the general area of the incident at the time of the shooting.
Following multiple days of jury deliberations, the jury convicted Davis of assault with intent to kill, four counts of possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, and three counts of the lesser included charge of assault with a deadly weapon for his involvement in the road rage incident.
“Take a minute, let it wash over you,” said Judge Brandt to Davis, referencing the conviction.
Parties are slated to return March 29 for a sentencing.Notifications are not yet available for this specific case. Please check back later for updates. Thank you.