Jashua Johnson Held in Davon Brown Shooting Death

Jashua Johnson was ordered held today on a charge of second-degree murder while armed pending a preliminary hearing after Judge Karen Howze found substantial probability that he shot and killed Davon Brown.

Johnson, whose first name in court records is listed also as “Joshua,” appeared at DC Superior Court Thursday to be presented with the charge.

Charging documents in the case do not make it clear that Brown was the intended target of the shooting, which also injured another man.

According to those documents, one witness told police that they saw one person pushing another down the street, in the direction of Galen St. The witness said Johnson came up behind those two people and began shooting at the person who was being pushed. That person fled into a nearby building; the documents describe Brown as being in that flight path at the time of the shooting.

Technology used by MPD to record the sound of gunshots recorded eight gunshots in the area around the time Brown is believed to have been killed.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled in the case for July 23.

Charging documents are below.


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