Non-Fatal Shooting Defendant Released on Personal Recognizance

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On March 25,  DC Superior Court Judge Lynn Leibovitz continued the probation of a felon convicted of a non-fatal shooting.

In 2018 Cesar Morales, 29, was convicted and sentenced for assault with a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, for his involvement in the non-fatal shooting on the 3300 block of 16th Street, NW on Aug. 25, 2017.

Judge Leibovitz outlined Morales’s recent legal entanglements, which included a new case in Maryland for traffic offenses and another in Fairfax for driving without a license. Despite these issues, Morales was noted to be following his probation requirements.

Judge Leibovitz decided to maintain Morales’s current probation status. She said she would like to see if probable cause would be found in the new cases.

Parties are slated to meet again on June 10 to discuss the status of Morales’s probation.

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