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Third Arrest Made in Shooting/Homicide Coinciding With Caribbean Day Festival

by Prince Of Petworth July 12, 2011 at 12:30 pm 12 Comments

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From a press release regarding the shooting/homicide June 25:

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced that a third arrest has been made in the homicide of Robert Foster, Jr.

On Saturday, June 25, 2011, at approximately 5:03 pm, units from the Third District responded to a call for the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, they located four victims, three in the 700 block of Gresham Place, NW and one in the 700 block of Columbia Road, NW. All four victims were transported by DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel to local hospitals where one of the victims succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 43 year-old Robert Foster, Jr. of Northwest, Washington, DC.

On Sunday, June 26, 2011, members of the Homicide Branch arrested an adult male and charged him with Murder Two while Armed.

On Tuesday, July 5, 2011 members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested an adult male of Northwest Washington, DC, pursuant to a DC Superior Court Warrant charging him with Second Degree Murder while Armed.

On Monday, July 11, 2011, at approximately 1:30 pm, 19 year-old Terrance Marquis Bush, of Northeast, Washington, DC, was arrested by members of the Third District, pursuant to a DC Superior Court Warrant charging him with Second Degree Murder while Armed.

  • MichelleRD

    Good news. If guilty, I hope they find a way to keep them off the streets.

    • Denizen of Tenallytown

      The minimum sentencing for M2 is probably something like 10 years… I wonder if this guy is a repeat offender.

      • JenDC

        Two of the three were charged with second degree murder while armed; sentences run from 20 yrs to life, with parole eligible after 1/3 of sentence – 15 yrs if life.

      • Jim Ed

        Assuming its the same Terrance Bush as this, he is a convicted felon for Distribution of a Controlled Substance:

        he was sentenced to 31 months in jail, with 25 suspended initially, which was knocked down to time served + 5(!) days in jail. Looks like he had been out of jail approximately 2 months when the caribbean day shooting happened.

        Sentence for Charge # 1, Distribution Of a Controlled Substance
        Sentence Date: 03/18/2011
        Confinement Type: YRA
        Time: 0 years, 0 months, 930 days.
        Time Susp: 0 years, 0 months, 925 days.
        Amount To Serve: 0 years, 0 months, 5 days.
        Supervised Release: 5 years, 0 months, 0 days, Suspended.
        VVCA Amount: 100.00, Due:
        Probation Type: YRASUP, Start Date: , End Date:
        Probation Time: 3 years, 0 months, 0 days
        Probation Conditions: Drug Testing
        Probation Conditions: Drug Treatment Program
        Probation Conditions: General Education Diploma Preparation
        Probation Conditions: Maintain or Seek Employment
        Probation Conditions: Community Service
        Special Conditions: 100 hrs; 20 hrs every 30 days
        Probation Revocation: 03/18/2011, Probation Reinstatement:
        Sentencing Comments: Defendant is sentenced to time served plus 5 days. Defendant is to be released no later than 5:00 pm on 3/22/11. VVCC due at a rate of $25.00 every 30 days upon release. 100 hours of community service to be performed at a rate of 20 hours every 30 days upon release.

        I’m not a lawyer, so I don’t know whether this original sentence follows sentencing guidelines or not, so draw your own conclusions on it.

  • The Real Jason

    Jim Ed. Humor me, How did you find that intrusively through criminal report?

  • DCDave05

    The Real Jason – that information is publicly available on line through the DC Superior Court’s web site (criminal cases online or cco site):


    • Jim Ed

      Yep. DC’s online court case search is surprisingly easy to use. Keep in mind, this kid is only 19, so we have no access to any crimes he may have committed as a juvenile.

  • Anonymous

    OK, so again we have known offenders with ties to known gangs freely walking our streets because the authorities tolerate their behavior. And we tolerate 2 known criminal organizations in our city too, CTU Crew and Hobart Crew. These guys should be locked up for life. The MPD should prosecute whoever sold these guys their guns and bullets, and the entire crew should be charged under RICO laws. Un-f-in- believable.

    • anon

      They are nothing close to criminal organizations anymore. Bands of thugs trying to earn stripes maybe, but nothing remotely comparable to an organized crime racket. Maybe back in the 80’s and 90’s but nowadays not even close. Even Big G from the “Wire” fame doesn’t even associate with the new Hobart. The real gangsters from CTU, Hobart, 640 and so on are all dead or locked up in federal prisons across the country.

  • StubsDC

    Do these sorts of crimes go to jury trials or no?

    I’m wondering if more of us who want this city to improve actually served jury duty if anything would start to change… I know its a nuisance, but what other way can we get involved?

    • greent

      I have actually served jury duty. I know many people who have served jury duty.

      No, jury duty will not help. You serve, you provide the verdict. Sentencing does not go to the jury.

      Phil Mendelsen needs to be removed from the Committee. (do you hear that fullyloaded bullshit Brown?)

  • JJ

    props to the cops


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