Deangelo Williams was arraigned Friday on charges of first-degree murder while armed, assault and related weapons offenses in connection with the 2011 shooting death of 18-year-old Lucki Pannell. Williams pleaded innocent to all charges and remains held pending a status hearing November 6.
On February 19, 2011 at around 7:00 pm police found Pannell shot in front of her home in the 3000 block of Sherman Avenue Northwest. Two men were found shot nearby. Pannell later died at a local hospital.
More than two years later, Williams, 21, was arrested and held in suspicion of first-degree murder while armed in Pannell’s death.
Prosecutors claim Pannell’s murder was the result of a gang rivalry, and that she was not the intended target.
According to charging documents, Williams is an alleged member of the “Clifton Terrace University” gang, which at the time of Pannell’s death, had a feud with a rival gang, the “Hobart Stars.”
Court documents state that witnesses told police they saw a black man wearing a ski mask approach the porch where Pannell, and the two other victims, were sitting. The man in the mask shot at the porch, and knocked the three victims off sending them falling to the ground.
Two witness identified Williams from a photo spread, and told police he was the masked man who shot at the porch, documents state.
Williams is scheduled for a status hearing with Judge Herbert Dixon on November 6.