Judge Robert Morin found substantial probability Friday that Mauda’Rico Proctor participated in the shooting death of 27-year-old Dominic Anthony Davis. Proctor remains held pending a grand jury indictment.
Davis was found shot multiple times in the 500 block of 57th Street Northeast on January 14; he later died at Prince George’s County Hospital.
Metropolitan Police Detective James Tyler testified Friday that a witness, who was sitting with Davis in a car just prior to the shooting, told police that two black males wearing ski masks, one carrying a silver semi-automatic handgun, approached the car and forced them out onto the ground. One of the suspects “patted down” Davis, searched the vehicle, and then shot Davis several times as he lay on the ground. The witness said that he got up and ran, but looked back and saw the suspects leave in a black four-door vehicle.
Charging documents in the case say police recovered four expended shell casings, two bullets, and multiple bullet fragments from the scene of the shooting.
Police searched Proctor’s home less than a month after the murder and seized his cell phone, which contained several photographs that were taken on the evening of January 14 showing Proctor holding a silver handgun. Police also discovered several other photos of Proctor holding a black semi-automatic handgun with a large capacity magazine, documents say.
Detective Tyler testified Friday that Proctor’s phone records show that the day after the murder he sent text messages trying to sell a Smith and Wesson 9mm handgun that holds 16 rounds. A firearms examiner said the shell casings recovered from the crime scene were “consistent” with a Smith and Wesson 9mm, Tyler told the court.
Cellular phone records also place Proctor’s phone near the crime scene at the time of the homicide, Tyler said.
The case is scheduled for a felony status conference September 27.