James Sandidge was ordered held today pending a preliminary hearing on suspicion of second-degree murder while armed in the shooting death of Keenan Lee near Howard University during Homecoming weekend.
Sandidge, also known as Brian Deangelo Scott according to court documents, is 22 years old.
Charging documents allege that Lee was arguing with another man on Oct. 15 and punched him. The man stumbled and Lee punched him again, knocking him to the ground. Sandidge, standing behind the fallen man, raised a gun and fired at Lee who was struck twice by bullets.
Lee began to run away but collapsed. He was carried to Howard University Hospital where he died, charging documents state.
Two eyewitnesses to the shooting described the shooter and one picked Sandidge out of a photo line-up, charging documents state.
That eyewitness told police that Lee told the man who was struck, “You talking like you got that joint.” The man replied, “We do we do.” Lee said “Watch this” and a short time later struck the man with his fist.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Dec. 9.
Read charging documents in the case below.