Kevon Marquis Austin | Homicide Watch DC news about Kevon Marquis Austinen-usThu, 14 Feb 2013 13:55:47 -0500Kevon Austin Released After Prosecutors Drop Charges for Murder of Gregory Darnell Troxler<p>A murder charge in the case against <a href="" >Kevon Marquis Austin</a> has been dropped by prosecutors, allowing for Austin's release and closing the case against him.</p> <p>Austin was suspected in the Oct. 2012 shooting death of <a href="" >Gregory Darnell Troxler</a>.<br /> <span id="more-13083"></span><br /> Troxler was found shot on Oct. 10 just before 4 p.m. in the 1100 block of 8th Street Northeast. Austin was arrested Oct. 20, ten days after the homicide. </p> <p>On Feb. 7, the day before Austin was due to appear for a preliminary hearing in the case, prosecutors asked Judge Ronna Beck to dismiss the charge and release Austin. </p> <p>Austin, 19, was arrested during a traffic stop and had been in custody since his arrest. </p> <p>At Austin's presentment at DC Superior Court, Judge Karen Howze <a href="" >found that there was probable cause</a> in the case against Austin and ordered him held without bail.</p> <p>At the time of Troxler's death, Austin was enrolled in the court's Electronic Monitoring Program in an unrelated case. Prosecutors said Austin's GPS bracelet stopped emitting a GPS signal less than an hour before Troxler's death and that officers believed Austin had tampered with the device by placing aluminum foil around it to block the GPS signal. The GPS device vibrates every 10 seconds when the signal is disrupted, so Austin should have known to correct it, documents state.</p> <p>According to charging documents, one witness identified Austin as the suspect from photographs. Another said he saw someone wearing a brown hooded sweatshirt who looked like Austin near the crime scene. A third witness reported seeing the man in the sweatshirt shoot another person in the alley where Troxler was later found.</p> <p>Police have not named any other suspects in the case.</p> <p>Judge Beck signed a jail release order for Austin on Feb. 7. </p> Sam PearsonThu, 14 Feb 2013 13:55:47 -0500 Darnell TroxlerKevon Marquis AustinKevon Austin Held in Murder of Gregory Troxler<p><a href="" >Kevon Austin</a>, an 18-year-old D.C. resident also known as "K-man" or "Caveman," was charged Monday in connection with the Oct. 10 murder of <a href="" >Gregory Troxler</a>.</p> <p>Judge Karen Howze found that there was probable cause and ruled that Austin is a danger to the community. She ordered him held without bail.</p> <p>Charging documents allege that Austin shot Troxler five times in his head, chest, buttocks and forearm, about 3:51 p.m. on Oct. 10., in an alley off of the 1100 block of 8th Street Northeast. <span id="more-10667"></span></p> <p>Austin was arrested on Oct. 12 on an unrelated simple assault and destruction of property charge and for failing to appear in court on a charge of operating an off-road vehicle.</p> <p>On Oct. 9, Austin had been entered into the court's Electronic Monitoring Program and he was given a GPS ankle bracelet. Less than an hour before the Troxler's death on Oct. 10, Austin's bracelet stopped emitting a GPS signal, and the signal didn't return until 8:43 p.m. that day.</p> <p>Charging documents for Austin are below:</p> <p><script src="//"></script><br /> <script> DV.load("//", { width: 460, height: 600, sidebar: false, container: "#DV-viewer-482823-kevon-austin-affidavit" }); </script><br /> <noscript><br /> <a href="" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','download','']);">Kevon Austin Affidavit (PDF)</a><br /> <br /> <a href="" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','']);">Kevon Austin Affidavit (Text)</a><br /> </noscript></p> Jonah NewmanMon, 22 Oct 2012 17:46:17 -0400 Darnell TroxlerKevon Marquis AustinKevon Austin Arrested in Death of Gregory Darnell Troxler<p>An 18-year-old DC man wanted in connection with the shooting death of <a href="" >Gregory Darnell Troxler</a> was arrested Saturday during a traffic stop, MPD said Saturday evening.</p> <p>The suspect, <a href="" >Kevon Austin</a>, is suspected of second-degree murder while armed.</p> <p>Troxler was found shot on Oct. 10 just before 4 p.m. in the 1100 block of 8th Street Northeast. </p> <p>A press release from MPD is below.<br /> <span id="more-10641"></span></p> <blockquote><p>October 20, 2012</p> <p>Arrest in the Homicide in the 1100 Block of 8th Street, NE</p> <p>(Washington, DC)-Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced an arrest has been made in the fatal shooting which occurred in the 1100 block of 8th Street, NE.</p> <p>On Wednesday, October 10, 2012, at approximately 3:51 pm, units from the Fifth District heard sounds of gunshots coming from the area of the 1100 block of 8th Street, NE. Officers responded and located an adult male suffering from gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel arrived and determined that the victim had no signs consistent with life. The victim was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner where he was pronounced dead.</p> <p>The decedent is identified as 21 year-old Gregory Darnell Troxler of Northeast, Washington, DC</p> <p>On Friday, October 19, 2012, an arrest warrant was obtained for 18 year-old Kevon Austin of Southeast, Washington, DC, charging him with Murder II while Armed for the shooting death of Gregory Darnell Troxler.</p> <p>On Saturday, October 20, 2012, at approximately 4:40 pm, Kevon Austin was arrested by officers of the Fifth District during a traffic stop in the 1500 block of Eckington Place, NE.</p></blockquote> Laura AmicoSat, 20 Oct 2012 22:22:23 -0400 Darnell TroxlerKevon Marquis Austin