Arrest Made in Shooting of Howard University Student Killed in July at Georgia and Fairmont St, NW


From MPD:

“-Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announced an arrest has been made in the fatal shooting which occurred in the 700 block of Fairmont Street, NW.

On Thursday, July 4, 2013 at approximately 11:29 pm, patrol officers from the Third District responded to the 700 block of Fairmont Street, NW for the report of a shooting. Upon their arrival, they located a male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services transported the victim to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The decedent is identified as 22 year-old Omar Sykes of Northwest, Washington, DC.

On Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at approximately 9:45 am, members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 26 year-old Rasdavid Lagarde of Northeast, Washington, D.C. He was charged with First Degree Felony Murder While Armed in the shooting death of Omar Sykes.”

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  • This was such a sad and senseless crime. So glad they caught this person. I hope they catch the other one soon. This person is not a juvenile so let’s hope they get sent away for a very long time. SMH

  • My guess is that Mr. Lagarde will be advised to plead guilty to second and he’ll be out in 15. DC Council really needs to change our sentencing guidelines if they can!!

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