Motion Denied for Non-Fatal Shooting Defendant

On Sept. 19, DC Superior Court Judge Lynn Leibovitz denied a motion regarding a non- fatal shooting case.

Rae Kwon Sutton, 27, is charged with two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon offenses committed during release, three counts of possession of a firearm during a crime of violence committed during release, burglary one offenses committed during release, two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm committed during release, and three counts of threat to kidnap or injure a person offenses committed during release. He is charged for his alleged involvement in a non-fatal shooting on the 4800 block of Benning Road, SE, on March 19, 2022. There were no reported injuries. 

On Sept. 17, Everald Thompson, Sutton’s defense attorney, filed a severance motion in regards to Sutton’s upcoming trial. 

Judge Leibowitz argued that there were clear threats made to the victims by Sutton, and that the threats articulated his motive to commit the shooting. She also explained that there was evidence of clear animus towards the victims, and that this shows intention to assault the victims. 

Parties are expected back in court Sept. 20. 

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