Jermaine Brown, 34, was released from jail Wednesday after Judge Ronna Beck granted the prosecution’s request to dismiss the case without prejudice.
“The government dismissed the case but will continue to investigate,” explained spokesperson William Miller via email on behalf of the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
On July 26, 2013, police found 31-year-old Randolph Scott Harris Jr at an apartment in the 1000 Block of Euclid Street Northwest, burned and suffering from three gun shot wounds: one to his right arm, one to his right hand, and one to the head, according to charging documents.
Brown was arrested six days later on suspicion of first-degree murder while armed in connection with Scott’s death.
According to charging documents, Brown told police during an interview that he stole Harris’ Mercedes which was parked in front of the building on the morning of the murder. Police found the car a week later after it had been set on fire.