Murder Case has Substantial Probability, Judge Says

On Feb. 10, a D.C. Superior Court judge said a murder case has substantial probability. 

Twenty-six-year-old George Miller is charged with first-degree murder while armed for allegedly shooting Elias Flores, 48, on Nov. 18 on the 1600 block of Olive Street, NE.

During the hearing, a Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) detective discussed surveillance footage of a person alleged to be Miller biking around the area of the shooting minutes before and after it occurred.

The detective also said that an anonymous 911 caller left a tip, saying Miller was the shooter. The MPD officer said multiple witnesses and surveillance footage confirmed the presence of the suspect around the area of the incident wearing a distinct uniform, which matched the uniform Miller wore at his job.  

The defendant’s lawyer, Dana Page argued that her client should be released into the High Intensity Supervision Program (HISP).

However, Judge Robert Okun concluded that, due to the severity of the case, the defendant will remain held until trial.

The next hearing is scheduled for March 15.

Sarah Gebrengus wrote this article.