Daquan Tinker Awaits Grand Jury Indictment for Murder of Terrence Robinson

Daquan Tinker, 16, has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder in the August shooting death of Terrence Robinson, which appears to have been connected to an armed robbery.

According to charging documents, Tinker and four others robbed a person at gunpoint in the 2600 block of Douglass Road Southeast early in the morning of Aug. 4.

The robbery victim, who has been identified only as Witness 1, told police that a light-skinned black male with a mask over his face pointed a gun at the witness’ head and forced the witness to get on the ground.

After taking the witness’ backpack, keys, debit card and wallet, the light-skinned man, who police say was Tinker, walked over to Robinson, who was walking down the street, and apparently threatened him. Robinson started to run away, and the witness then heard three or four gunshots. According to the medical examiner, Robinson sustained multiple gunshot wounds to his body and one to his head.

Another witness who knew Tinker told police that Tinker and three other men had committed numerous robberies in the area of Southeast D.C. near the Barry Farm public housing projects. The witness overheard Tinker say that he was involved in a robbery where they “laid” the victim down, according to police.

Tinker was arrested but never charged for the robbery, according to a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Tinker has been ordered held without bond. On Sept. 20, Judge Robert Morin found probable cause and sent the case to the grand jury. A felony status conference is scheduled for Dec. 14 at 9:30 a.m.

Charging documents are below:

This story is part of a series of updates to Homicide Watch DC and fills in reporting from when the site was down in August and September of this year.

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