A man arrested earlier this month in Georgia in connection with an August fatal shooting in Northeast Washington has been extradited to the District and charged with first-degree murder while armed, according to police.
Sean Carter, 22, of Northeast, is charged with fatally shooting Bidley Warren, 22, on Aug. 23 in the 1000 block of Rhode Island Ave., about two blocks from the Rhode Island Metro station. Police said the shooting occurred about 10:15 p.m.
According to documents filed in D.C. Superior Court on Tuesday, two witnesses told police they saw the suspect running after the victim with his arm extended, and then heard gunshots. Warren was shot in the head.
On Oct. 3, D.C. police said a fugitive task force in Fulton County, Ga., arrested Carter on a warrant issued by a D.C. Superior Court judge.
The court documents say that Carter told detectives in Georgia that he saw the victim, who he knew as “Bills,” get off a bus on Rhode Island Avenue, and recognized him as a man who had attacked him in the past.
Carter told the police that he overheard Warren on a cell phone threaten him, so he went into his house and got a 9mm Beretta handgun from under his mattress, “returned to Rhode Island Avenue and shot at Bills,” the court documents state.
His gun jammed as he chased Warren down the street, police said in the court papers, but he managed to clear it and shot the victim after he had fallen to the ground.
“Sean Carter claimed that he did not intend to kills Bills,” the court documents state. “He just wanted to scare him.”
Police said Carter was extradited to D.C. on Monday. A D.C. Superior Court judge ordered him detained until a preliminary hearing scheduled for Nov. 8.
This post has been updated.