Shooting Defendant Pleads Not Guilty at Arraignment

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On March 4, a non-fatal shooting defendant was arraigned before DC Superior Court Judge Robert Salerno.

Vann D. Allen, 25, is charged with assault with intent to kill while armed, five counts of possession of a firearm during crime of violence, and two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon for his alleged involvement in a shooting incident on the 1400 block of Okie Street, NE, on Nov. 11, 2023. One individual sustained non-life-threatening injuries. 

At the hearing, Allen’s defense attorney, Michelle Lockard, notified the court that he is pleading not guilty to all charges, and is asserting his constitutional rights, including a speedy trial.

Allen’s case has been transferred to DC Superior Court Judge Maribeth Raffinan for further action.

Parties are set to return on March 14.

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