New Defense Counsel Ready to Continue Shooting Case

New defense counsel in a 2017 homicide case told the court he was ready to begin arguments on June 8.

Howard Mceachern, who was appointed on May 22, said he was “up to speed” on the case and ready to continue. Mceachern is defending Khalil Davis, who is charged with first-degree murder while armed for allegedly shooting Omar Rogers.

According to court documents, Rogers, 25, was in his car in the parking lot of Uniontown Bar and Grill, located on the 2200 block of Martin Luther King Jr Avenue, SE, when a black car pulled up next to him and opened fire.

Davis, 23, along with his co-defendant, Micheal Jones, 21, are  scheduled for a felony status conference on July 19. Kevin McCants is Jones’ defense counsel.