Murder Charge for YouTube Rapper in Ivy City Day Shooting

A 22-year-old YouTube rapper was presented with a first-degree murder charge today at D.C. Superior Court, with prosecutors alleging that he shot and killed a 19-year-old at a neighborhood cookout last spring.

Marc Tapp, a Columbia Heights resident known as “Goo”, is suspected in the shooting death of Jermaine Anderson at “Ivy City Day” in May.

Charging documents allege that Tapp and Anderson were both present at an Ivy City Day on May 8, despite the fact that neither man lived in Ivy City.

Anderson was shot just after 1 a.m. and died that same day. He was struck once in the head, charging documents say.

Tapp was identified as a shooter in the case by descriptions from two witnesses, authorities said. Prosecutors are also relying on cell phone records to show that Tapp lied to authorities when he told them that he wasn’t in Ivy City at the time of the cookout.

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Aug. 18 at 9:30 a.m.

Charging documents in the case are below.

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