Arrest Made in Last Month’s Adams Morgan Shooting Homicide

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About a month ago a reader wrote in about a shooting in Adams Morgan. Just wanted to share the news that an arrest has been made in this case. From an MPD press release:

“Metropolitan Police Department Homicide Detectives announced today an arrest has been made in the June 2010, fatal shooting of Victor Chigoziri MBA-Jonas, Jr., which occurred in the 2500 block of 17th Street, NW.

On Sunday, June 27, 2010, at 2:30 am, Third District officers responded to the 2500 block of 17th Street, NW, for the report of a shooting; upon their arrival, they located the decedent suffering from gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services transported the victim to and area hospital where he was admitted in critical condition. On Monday, July 19, 2010, at 2:25 pm, the decedent succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

On Tuesday, July 27, 2010, at approximately 8:30 am, members of the Homicide Branch arrested Torain Devon Adams, an 18 year-old male from Northwest, DC, and charged him with First Degree Murder while Armed in the fatal shooting of Victor Chigoziri MBA-Jonas Jr., a 20 year-old male from the 14000 block of 4th Street, Laurel, Maryland.”

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  • Hmm I wonder if this 18 yo has a criminal record in the juvenile justice system. Probably a peaceoholic out on a weekend pass. Gun purchased with tax payer money. We wouldn’t know because the juveniles have the confidentiality law and if the suspect had fled from a peaceoholic facility, no one would know.

    I would say I have a 80% chance at being right.

  • mpd is kicking some ass lately.

  • Everyone, everyday has a choice whether to work towards a positive future or to work towards a negative one.

  • “MBA” was part of his last name?

  • No doubt the accused was a good kid who was just getting his life together.

  • Props to the MPD – they have really turned it up a notch in the last few years (big time drug busts, improved closure rates, being visible ‘in the community’)

    • What does Vincent Gray say about the juvenile justice system and the performance of Cathy Lanier? My gut tells me that under his tenure, we’d see limp-wristed police enforcement and more excuses for bad behavior.

      That’s just my gut, because it’s not clear what he stands for. Does anybody know?

      • That’s just my gut, because it’s not clear what he stands for. Does anybody know?

        What do you want him to stand for? Okay, then, that’s what he stands for!

  • Cabellero – I’ve been wondering the same thing! I’m not a huge Fenty fan but what in the world does Gray stand for? … and, way to go MPD!

  • yes its part of our last name. RIP CROWN VIC….

  • I was there. Right after he was shot.
    He was a Short man, with dreadlocks. With white T-shirt and blue jeans. Dark and skinny. He didn’t look like 20yrs old; I thought he was in mid teens.
    I drive a cab in DC. That night, I picked a passenger from Vanness ST & Connecticut Ave NW (UDC.) I was on my way to 17th & T ST NW. I came through the park, on Ontario, left on Columbia, then right-turn onto 17th St NW, and there, was the poor guy.
    At first I thought he was drunk and passed out in middle of the street, so I was very cautious as I approach him with the car. As I was right next to him, he and I looked each other dead in the eye. He said \Sir, help me I can’t breathe.\ That’s when I realized the man was hurt and not drunk. I can’t really describe how I felt. I’m 41yrs old and I have never felt that in my life.
    I didn’t know what to do for him, it was only the three of us (Him, me and my passenger). We didn’t know if the shooter was still hanging around the area. So, the passenger and I are in a state of incredible panic. The passenger got on the phone and called 911. I did what I thought could help the man, by holding his head upright so he could breathe better.
    I asked the man “What happened” he said \He was shot\ I asked him \Where?\ and he pointed to the chest area. After a minute, or so, the Police showed up, they told us to clear the area, we did. passenger and I left the area feeling something we never felt before. I did not come to work for a week, overdosing myself with sleeping bills. I don’t know how the passenger is doing.
    May he rest in peace. No one should go through what that man went through. That was not fair at all.

    Good Bye.

  • There was a shooting tonight just a block away. What is WITH this block of Euclid? Kudos to the MPD for catching this guy, but what about stopping this whole operation on Euclid? Where there is smoke…

  • R.i.p crown vic imma miss you dawg like shyt and i seen what dis dude look like and he dont look like a killer forreal and i believe victor was mistaken for some else because 17th aka 1-7 da roc is beefing with other neighborhoods like hobar and g-rod……R.i.p vic

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