Parties Discuss Evidence Prior to Homicide Trial

DC Superior Court Judge Rainey Brandt held a motion hearing for a homicide defendant on Nov. 22 to present evidence to be reviewed during trial.

Jermaine Harris, 21, is  charged with first-degree murder while armed in connection to the shooting death of 38-year-old Lamar Walters on the 2400 block of Franklin Street, NE on Jan. 6, 2020. 

 A variety of photos, messages connected to the victim and defendant and videos containing firearms were presented and needed to be reviewed by Judge Brandt to see if evidence is relevant or not. 

According to court documents, Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officers arrived on the scene and found Walters suffering from several gunshot wounds. He was transported to the hospital but later succumbed to his injuries. 

The prosecutor said a possible suspect was also pronounced dead on Dec. 27, 2020.

Next hearing was set on Nov 28. 

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