Acknowledging that the murder case against a Columbia Heights YouTube rapper known as “Goo” was “complicated,” Judge Ronna Beck today still found probable cause that that man, Marc Tapp, was involved in the shooting that left a teen dead last spring.
Beck said she made her decision based on evidence that included cell phone records, an identification of Tapp by a witness, and a false alibi Tapp gave police for the night of the shooting.
Tapp is suspected of killing 19-year-old Jermaine Anderson at “Ivy City Day” in May.
At the preliminary hearing Friday, prosecutor Jennifer Kerkhof called the crime scene “chaotic.”
“There were guns going this way and guns going this way,” she said pointing in opposite directions. “And there was shooting across the street… At the minimum [Tapp] was a participant in the shooting.”
Later she added that the government believes there is probable cause to believe that Tapp fired the shot that struck Anderson in the head and killed him.
In making her ruling, Beck ordered Tapp held at least until his next court hearing, scheduled for Nov. 1.
Charging documents in the case are below.