Non-fatal Shooting Co-Defendant’s Case Delayed Due to Pending Matter

A co-defendant’s case regarding a drive-by non-fatal shooting was delayed due to pending matters in other courts.

Emerson Morales, 19, and Jexon Madrid-Flores, 22, are charged with assault with intent to kill while armed, possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, criminal street gang affiliation and carrying a pistol without a license in connection to a drive-by shooting that occurred on the 5700 block of 14th Street, NW on May 21, 2021.

Madrid’s attorney, John Harvey, told DC Superior Court Judge Michael O’Keefe that the case had been indicted in both superior court and federal district court. The prosecution did not have any new information regarding how that would affect the current case in superior court.

While Judge O’Keefe began setting dates for motions and other pre-trial matters, Harvey expressed concerns regarding the pending matter and its implications on the work being done. 

“I don’t wanna spin my wheels. I don’t wanna set dates and do the work if the matter is being dismissed here”, Harvey said.

The prosecution stated there will be a status hearing in the other matter in July that would make the direction of the case clear.

The trial in this case is scheduled for August 2024.

Parties are expected back in court for a status hearing for Aug. 4.

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