One Killed, One Wounded in Shooting

One man was killed and another wounded in a shooting Thursday night outside a carryout restaurant in Northeast Washington, police said.

The incident occurred about 11:30 p.m. at a restaurant in the 2400 block of Benning Road, D.C. police said. They said several young men argued before shots were fired.

Jeffery Charles Tyler, 29, of the 5400 block of 16th Avenue in Hyattsville, was taken to D.C. General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 1:33 a.m. yesterday, authorities said.

The second man, whose name was not released because he is a witness, was listed in stable condition at a hospital yesterday, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the 5th District police station at 202-727-4504 or the D.C. Crime Solvers unit at 1-800-673-2777.


Man Pleads Guilty in Hatchet

Attack An 18-year-old Germantown man pleaded guilty yesterday to attacking another man with a hatchet and agreed to a maximum sentence of 12 years in prison, Montgomery County prosecutors said.

John Overholser, of the 20400 block of Cabana Drive, pleaded guilty to first-degree assault in exchange for prosecutors' agreement to drop an attempted-murder charge against him.

Prosecutors said Overholser and a 17-year-old knocked on the door of David Dorland in the 12600 block of Grey Eagle Court in Germantown on Aug. 10. When Dorland answered the door, prosecutors said, Overholser chopped him behind the left ear with a hatchet before cutting him several times on the back as the other teenager punched him. Dorland received stitches for his wounds.

The 17-year-old, whose case was adjudicated in juvenile court, pleaded "involved," or guilty, to first-degree assault Wednesday. As a juvenile, he faces a maximum sentence of incarceration until he is 21.