Prosecutor Drops All Charges Against Homicide Defendant

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The prosecution decided to not take a homicide defendant to trial. 

Davon Patterson, 31, was charged with first-degree murder while armed, possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, and unlawful possession of a firearm with a prior conviction in connection to the shooting death of 46-year-old Bryant McClain on the 800 block of Crittenden Street NW, on June 8, 2019. 

During the Nov. 8 hearing, prosecutors filed a motion to dismiss the case against Patterson.

Patterson’s defense attorney, Pierce Suen, also requested a release order that would allow Patterson to leave DC Jail. 

DC Superior Court Judge Milton Lee granted the prosecution’s motion to dismiss the case. 

An order, releasing Patterson from custody was filed later that day. 

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