One of Two Co-Defendants Remains in Hospital While the Other Has Hearing

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During a preliminary hearing on April 25, DC Superior Court Judge Renee Raymond allowed co-defendants to have separate preliminary hearings due to one being hospitalized.

Eric Cisneros, 32, and Tyland Rollins, 32, are both charged for their alleged involvement in the shooting of an individual on April 21 on the 1300 block of 6th Street, NW. As the defendants attempted to get away, the gun was dropped into a trashcan on the 600 block of N Street, NW.

Cisneros is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm during a crime of violence. Rollins is charged with unlawful possession of a firearm due to a prior conviction.

During the hearing, defense counsel said Cisneros would not be able to participate in the preliminary hearing due to a medical emergency. 

Counsel agreed, however, parties moved forward with Rollins’ preliminary hearing and will complete Cisneros’ whenever possible.

During the preliminary hearing, a police officer with the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) testified about Rollins’ alleged involvement in the shooting. 

According to the officer, Rollins was allegedly seen placing a firearm into a trashcan by two other police officers. The firearm is suspected to have been used in the shooting allegedly committed by Cisneros a few minutes prior.

Judge Raymond found probable cause of Rollin’s involvement and granted the prosecutor’s request that he be held.

Rollins has a traffic case open, where he has failed to provide minimal information before the deadline.

Rollins is scheduled to return for a felony status conference May 16, and Cisneros is scheduled for a presentment hearing April 26.

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