A fifteen-year-old girl charged with killing 18-year-old Anacostia High School senior Garey Gordon is expected to be in court Monday morning for the start of her trial.
The girl told authorities that she did not think the gun was loaded, and had taken steps to unload it, before pointing it at Gordon and firing, a homicide detective testified at her preliminary hearing in March.
“She said she removed the magazine and was playing with the gun,” Officer John Bevilacqua, said. “She pointed it at the decedent, pulled the trigger, and shot him.”
Magistrate Judge Diana Harris Epps found probable cause in the case after Bevilacqua’s testimony. She ruled that even if the teen had no intention of shooting Gordon, playing with the firearm showed gross neglect.
Juvenile proceedings are not open to the public and court regulations prohibit us from naming the juvenile involved.