Judge Robert Morin found probable cause last month against Calvin Shaw for the Fourth of July murder of Crevontai Key. The case is held, pending a grand jury. A felony status conference is now scheduled for Jan. 11, 2013.
Shaw is suspected in Key’s death. Key was struck by a single gun shot through the lung while in the 500 block of First Street NW. Three others were injured. According to court documents, Shaw is alleged to have been a member of a neighborhood crew with territory in the 7th and Kennedy Street NW neighborhood; the shooting is considered gang-related.
A witness who “stared the shooter in the face” identified Shaw from a photograph lineup, according to the affidavit.
The affidavit states that three men wearing white shirts emerged from the alley on Farragut Street NW. As Shaw approached Key and a group of others, he drew a semi-automatic from his waistband.
Police found 27 total shell casings at the scene. Eleven were .40 caliber casings, eight were from a .380, and eight were from a .45 caliber gun.
Shaw initially told detectives that he was with his girlfriend around the time of the shooting. His girlfriend denied that statement.