When Columbia Heights teen Lucki Pannell was killed while “chillin” on her front porch in February, Terry Jimenez was there. This weekend, when Robert Foster was killed near the Caribbean Festival parade route, Terry Jimenez was there.
DC Councilman Jim Graham says Jimenez, a 19-year-old Northwest DC man and a known gang member, was the intended target in both shootings.
“Two innocent people are dead and again we find this person in the middle of it and we have reason to believe he is the actual target,” Graham said.
9NEWS NOW first reported the connection between Saturday’s dramatic shooting that killed Foster and injured three others, including Jimenez, and the February drive-by that killed Pannell. 9NEWS NOW also identified Jimenez. WJLA and WAMU have also reported the connection, but have not identified the man Graham says connects the cases.
“My information would indicate that people would want him dead,” Graham told 9NEWS NOW, adding that Jimenez had been sent out of state and was supposed to be in New York.
“What was he doing in the District of Columbia because under CSOSA supervision, he was sent out of state. How was he released back into D.C. and under what restrictions did he come back?”
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Editors note: The spelling of Terry Jimenez’s age last name has been updated based on court documents.